This Week in Kickstarter
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We never thought we'd say this, but we're glad that the week began with Nickelback. A Motown Tribute to Nickelback, that is, which is a charming project that's exactly what it sounds like, but better. (We love you, Tambourine Guy.)
Data nerds rejoice! We just released our Kickstarter Stats page, which shows you live data about projects, success rates, categories, and more. It'll be updated at least once a day, so feel free to "sip data calmly all afternoon."
The New York Times shouted out Shane Lavalette's musical/photographic journey through the South with a piece on the premiere of "Picturing the South" at Atlanta's High Museum of the Art. His work will be on display with other notable photographers (like Martin Parr!) through September 2nd. Don't miss it.
Beloved designer Frank Chimero is following up on his wildly successful The Shape of Design with a new book of essays called Scratch. Even puppies loved his first project, so you know that the new one is promising!
Fledgling fashionistas also got some love from The Grey Lady with a piece on indie designers who turn to Kickstarter. Mentions include the super-multipurpose Versalette and the Brooklyn-based, one woman show that is Ambit.
Our new favorite thing ever might be this BioChemie's Flickr pool, where backers contribute photos of the molecular plush dolls in use. It's basically all adorable children and pets (which, in case you were wondering, are what we consider Ideal Subjects around here).
Last, but not least, pretty sure we found our new office uniform in Kitty Garden Party leggings. Maybe we should wear them with "Kitten Testicle Grey" Atheist shoes, which are now available for purchase online.