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Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where’s the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup of our favorite campaigns for your viewing (and spending!) pleasure. Go ahead, free your disposable income:
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Tired of being a pawn in the modern advertising game? Have no fear, IRL Glasses are here. These glasses, which look like regular sunglasses, remove the images on all digital screens to the eyes of the wearer, thus eliminating the majority of the advertisements encountered on a daily basis.
Designed by former Dyson designer, Oliver Chambers, the Herston Self-Balancing Desk Lamp smoothly adjusts to any position using precision engineering. The lamp uses a counterweight system to self-balance as the light source is moved around. No need to tighten any screws—once you move it, it just stays there.
It’s important for designers to learn the art of self compassion, especially because it’s so easy to get down on yourself after a tough critique or marketing meeting gone wrong. The Art of Imperfection is a digestible (and nicely illustrated!) way to remind yourself that you’re still human. Cut yourself some slack occasionally, you deserve it.
“WEAR SPACE” is a functional—and humorous—commentary on open offices and our overall decline in focus. Strap the device onto your face to instantly block out the sounds of your annoying coworkers. Bonus: you won’t be able to see them either.
We covered Prepd back when it smashed its initial Kickstarter goal in 2016, but now the crowd favorite lunchboxes are back—with new colors. Prepd Colors are essentially the same as the original Prepd lunchbox, but they are now completely plastic, have a bit of an updated design and come in a variety of new colors. If these don’t encourage you to bring your lunch everyday, I’m not sure what will.
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