ONDU: A Pinhole Camera Launching With a Very Snappy Campaign

When it comes to getting projects off the ground, there’s nothing like Kickstarter. But, when it comes to Kickstarter, there’s nothing more important than a good campaign. ONDU is one of those projects. Elvis and Benjamin Halilović are the two brothers behind the slick little pinhole camera that combines good design with top-notch production to create a campaign that’s going sky high – already crushing their $20k funding goal by over $60k. Let’s look at a few aspects of this Kickstarter campaign that make it really snap.

SNAP: Transform Just About Any Flat Object Into a Table. No Tools Required.

With SNAP you can transform just about any surface or board into a piece of furniture – and it doesn’t require any tools or cause any permanent changes to the surface. The clever leg system from Be-elastic uses an springy metal clamp and one elastic cord to firmly attach each looping leg to the edge of a surface, be that an old door, a piece of cut plywood or even a dartboard.

Flyte Sets The Lightbulb Free With This New Levitating Lightbulb

If you like to decorate your home with conversation pieces, then look no further. Fascinated with hover boards since he was a teenager, Simon Morris began studying magnetic levitation. After 5 years of research and development, he is ready to launch his amazing new design, Flyte. Flyte is a levitating light bulb that is probably the coolest way to light your home or office. Using magnets and induction, the bulb is powered through the air. With sustainable sourced oak, ash, and walnut the base is eco-friendly and has an awesome bonus: you can set your phone on it to charge up when you aren’t using the light! A simple tap of the base turns the bulb on and it not only floats above, but it also spins in circles. How cool is that?

Bringing the Forest into the Heart of New York’s Times Square

There is an exciting campaign on Kickstarter that has already met its initial goal and is close to meeting its stretch goal. Conservation biologist Marielle Anzelone loves the nature found in Manhattan and wants to help New Yorkers realize the valuable green space found throughout the city, so she has started a project to bring a lush green forest right into the heart of Times Square in NYC. 

A Library & Public Art Space Built with 50,000 Free Books

Most libraries are filled with books, this one is made from them. Lacuna is a public art space for book lovers, built from 50,000 free books donated by the Internet Archive. Currently raising funds through Kickstarter, the crew behind the structure are planning to install it at the inaugural Bay Area Book Festival in Berkley, California on June 6 and 7. Books will be given away for free.

These 3D Geometric Illusion Lights Are Out of This World

Blue Pine Studio is a Vancouver-based company that launched some really incredible 3D-illusion lighting through Kickstarter last September. Their small sculptures are made from engraved acrylic slides and illuminated from below by LED lighting. They look almost like geometry etched in mid-air with laser beams.

Your Favorite Car Brand Histories, Illustrated With Just the Front Grill

If you’re anything like most car aficionados, you can name a car’s year and make just from a tail light or bumper. Chicago-based architect and designer Jerome Daksiewicz of NOMO is playing off that wheeled obsession with a series of 4 screen printed posters featuring only the front grill, bumper and headlights of iconic cars from the beginning of automotive history up to the modern day.

Incredible Beehive Design Gives You Honey on Tap

If you’ve ever worked with honey bees, you know the process of getting honey from their hive isn’t pleasant – for you or the bees. Not only do you need to put on protective clothing and use smoke so you won’t get stung, but the bees suffer in the process of opening the hive, often with many getting squished. That’s without even mentioning the amount of time it takes. That’s why this new hive design is so revolutionary.

Bookniture: Furniture that Collapses to the Size of a Book

In our increasingly mobile world, having furniture that can go with you and adapt to many situations is key. Bookniture, a project launching on Kickstarter fits those needs exceptionally well. Not only can it function as a stool, foot rest, nightstand, standing work desk and more, it also collapses into the size of a large book on your shelf. Handy.

Somabar: A Robotic Countertop Bartender That Mixes Cocktails As Directed By Your Smartphone

How badly do you want this at your New Year’s party? Somabar is a robotic cocktail mixing appliance that connects to your smartphone via Wi-Fi and precisely mixes drinks on your kitchen counter – and it does it in under 5 seconds. Forget cocktail shakers and careful measuring to produce the perfect drink, this libation delivering servant does it right, every time.