Typified’s Weather Poster

Using "smart ink," this oak-framed piece displays the forecast in real-time

Offering a little more design inspiration and cheer than apps and newspaper listings, Typified‘s Weather Poster (currently funding on Kickstarter) offers forecast updates in real-time. Equal parts art and pragmatism, this smart American oak-framed poster displays forecast updates daily—at 8AM, 12PM, 4PM, and again at 8PM. The updates occur as a tiny computer inside the piece stimulates the ink from within, resulting in a change on …

Kickstarter’s Invaluable Presence at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

From nine films in the official roster to a lodge that welcomes queer filmmakers and more

When considering the various ways Kickstarter has changed people’s lives, one doesn’t necessarily think of the Sundance Film Festival first. And yet, not only are there nine Kickstarter-funded films in the 2019 Sundance roster (selected from a record-breaking 14,259 submissions), altogether there have been 123 films propelled from the crowdfunding platform to the prestigious festival (itself one of the most notable launchpads in cinema) since 2011. Moreover, the film division of …

Unagi’s Design-Forward Electric Scooter

Ride along with zero emissions and speeds up to 15mph

Even though electric scooters have gained so much popularity, they don’t look much different than the manual ones from a decade ago. Now, however, the design-forward, zero-emission Unagi is hitting the market to elevate the humble scooter with the help of Japanese TORAY carbon fiber and more. Beyond the sturdy material, there’s plenty of clever design throughout the Unagi; from the 6.5-inch rubber tires with built-in air-pockets (to prevent flats …