Author Clock’s Whimsical Design Interweaves Time + Literature

Part clock and part literary archive, this fiction-infused product rethinks how time is told

Checking the time throughout the day isn’t often fun or memorable, yet the Author Clock—launching today on Kickstarter—is designed to change that. Using literary quotes that mention a specific time, this charming clock conveys each minute within the day. These quotes, sourced from over a thousand books across six centuries, deliver the hour while conjuring famed fictional worlds—from Virginia Woolf to William Shakespeare—turning temporality into …

Four&Sons: Dog-Friendly City Guides For NYC + London

On Kickstarter now, two inspiring hardcover books for dog-lovers and their canine companions

From the founder and creative director of dog-dedicated magazine Four&Sons Marta Roca and NYC-based photographer Winnie Au, with editing by former CH staffer Karen Day and contributions from current CH editor in chief David Graver, two new Dog-Friendly City Guides offer insight on exceptional places to visit with canine companions. Published by Hoxton Mini Press, and funding on Kickstarter now, one book is dedicated to the …

Alpine Parrot’s Technical Hiking Pants for Women

A debut product from a brand on a mission to produce outdoor clothing for underrepresented people

With the Ponderosa Pants—already funded and continuing to amass interest on Kickstarter—Denver-based retail brand Alpine Parrot affirms its mission to develop gear that encourages fun in the outdoors and helps make it more accessible for underrepresented people. Raquel Vélez, the brand’s CEO (and a former robotics and software engineer), founded Alpine Parrot in 2019 as a direct response to the lack of outdoor apparel options …