The Kickstarter Blog

So Your Project Blew Up. Now What? (Part One)

  1. This Week in Kickstarter

    Recapping isn't just for soda bottles too big to finish. It's also what we do here every week, as we share a look inside Kickstarter HQ. Enjoy!

    Fire up the grill and dust off the lawn darts, because—here in the States, at least—it's Memorial Day weekend. That means three days of sun, fun, and this track playing on loop in the background. Some folks will even break out the flip flops, but we hope they're careful.

    Meanwhile, the most essential summer project ever, Coolest Cooler, just announced they'll begin shipping this July. We're stoked! That's a pretty incredible turnaround on one of the biggest projects of all time. They also shared this glimpse at their engineering pilot build—a complete, assembled, functional Coolest!

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  2. Spaces, Places, and Architectural Projects

    No place ever stays the same for long. Maybe that's why we're all always thinking about place, how to define it, and what our own involvement is in it — because there's no place like home, and we all just want a place to call our own, and we don't like feeling out of place. The projects below range from outdoor spaces to neighborhoods to hotels and more, but they have one thing in common: they all focus on a memorable physical location of some kind. And as always, you can find more space-related projects here

    The SoHo Memory Project

    NYC's SoHo has changed a lot over the years, morphing from a tight-knit neighborhood where everyone knew each other, to an artist haven, to the glitzy shopping district that many people think of today. But until now, there's been no organization dedicated to the preservation of SoHo's multifarious history. Artist Yukie Ohta, who grew up in the neighborhood, is taking on the monumental task with the SoHo Memory Project. As she puts it: "Knowing the story of our neighborhood and its significance in the larger history of New York City will enrich the experiences of SoHo residents and visitors alike and will influence how they interact with the people, streets, and idea of SoHo."

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