Now That's What I Call New Projects!
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It rained a lot this weekend, so we had plenty of time to spend (indoors) with our brood of most recently launched new projects. Below is a collection of our favorites — you can find even more over at our Discover page. Enjoy!
Ah, Megan Kellie — she’s a funny one! This woman’s hopped around this country’s big cities doing comedy, writing, and performance, plus some random office jobs aaaand a too-long stint on a cruise ship (that took her away from said cities and made her….well, sad). Anyway, check the video for her back story, delivered in a chuckle-worthy deadpan style. You’ll also get to see her running around in a pyramid costume, which is the heart and soul of the project itself. Megan has a sketch featuring this pyramid that she’s taking to a comedy sketch fest in Chicago, and she needs a helping hand making the production cathartic a la Daft Punk concerts. Jump on her bandwagon here. - Daniella J.
What’s not to love about Jelloware, a new biodegradable, edible cup that’s flavored to compliment the drink inside? The three ladies behind design collective The Way We See The World initially created these edible cups for a Jell-O mold competition, but the ingenious marriage of vintage 50’s-style aesthetics and ultra-modern biodegradable ingredients helped spread their idea far beyond the competition. Best of all, with Jelloware you won’t have any dishes to do after your next soiré! - Cindy A.
All I gotta say about “Zenith” — a literary ‘zine published by nine, super ambitious students at tiny school in Hawaii — is that I wish I had been this cool when I was ten. Actually, who am I kidding, I wish I was this cool now. But it’s not just good-natured envy that makes this project appealing; it’s their awesome, catchy video (“I have an idea!”), their super cool rewards (for $10 you get a mixtape of music they listen to while they make art, which is kind of unbelievably adorable), and the fact that they are embarking on this endeavor all on their own! Their school has never published a literary magazine before, and they’re making it happen through their own dedication and hard work. Very, very cool. - Cassie M.
Digging deep into the social history of the web, nostalgia miners Internet Archaeology are set to bring a staple of AOL0-era sound clips to modern media consumers. The MIDI, which first gained popularity on the web in the early 90s, and more recently as the medium by which custom ringtones first appeared (RIP Misty Mountain Midi), is now being revitalized by the group, who are recording an entire album of classic 90’s covers in the signature MIDI-style. - Mike M.