Manners Monkey

mannersmonkey

“Meet Manners Monkey. A soft, cuddley character to reinforce good manners in children.” I’m not sure  what’s happening in this picture, but if this is really about “good manners”, how about getting some pants on that monkey?

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Bella Bare Ware

bellabare

I recently took my young daughter on her first tropical vacation. If you’ve ever tried to change a toddler in a bacteria-infested beach bathroom, you’ll understand why I’m endorsing this project; if you haven’t, just take my word for it. Also, if you’re ever in Guam, don’t stay at the Hilton – Guantanamo has a better breakfast buffet than that place.

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Peticatures

Peticatures

Anthony Sakal picked up his parents’ iPad about a year ago and began drawing animals engaged in amusing activities like playing cards. He doesn’t want you to get the wrong idea here – if it isn’t already evident from his work, he is not a professional doodler of animals. “I’ve never drawn anything that anyone ever took seriously in my entire life.” That said, and unlikely as it may sound, it turns out Anthony was a natural. “So there became the start of my new found skill- digital art.” If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering about that iPad at…

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Game Tank

gametank

$4500 gets you a Game Tank, a custom cabinet where you can sit and play video games without distraction. $4.50 gets you a power strip you can run into the closet.

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Beating Death

Beating Death

Lyle Bro’s Kickstarter film project Beating Death is a perfect example of internet science. I suppose if he were following the tried-and-true scientific method we all learned about in grade school, Bro’s hypothesis would be that humans have a soul composed of photons, and that these photons leave the body through the head at the moment of death. His experiment to test the hypothesis might then be to point a sensitive camera at the head of a dying person and see if such a phenomenon can be detected. But this is internet science. Bro doesn’t start with a question, like…

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Pine Stock

pinestock

This is the kind of project we’d like to see more of on Kickstarter – a father and son team who want a shop to build their own hand crafted furniture from reclaimed timber. They aren’t asking much. Check it out and spread the word.

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