With a plethora of crowd-funded projects in the works around the Bay Area, it's hard to know where to focus your energy (and your wallet). Well, we'll tell you. From a climbing wall on Market Street to a wearable conversation-starter to cookies with a surprise ingredient, chip in to help fund these five locally-grown projects.
"Stunning" only begins to describe the artistic labor of love between award-winning photographer Jason Henthorne and earthscape artist Andres Amador. The partnership between the two artists spawned a four-month collaboration that captures Northern California beaches as you've never seen them before. This Kickstarter will help fund the post-production of a documentary capturing the creative process as well as a fine art photography book.
Although we've noticed parklets popping up in the Marina, Mission, and downtown, many other neighborhoods have yet to receive the morale boost that a snippet of park can provide. The Museum of Craft and Design is aiming to change that for their Dogpatch neighborhood by creating a public parklet right on Third Street. Local landscape architecture company Bionic donated their time to design the parklet, and now MCaD is turning to the community to help turn the blueprints into a reality.
This playable t-shirt features a screenprinted tic-tac-toe board straight out of our childhoods, with accompanying Velcro pieces that allow for endless games. In a time where Candy Crush is taking over the social sphere, it's refreshing to get back to basics. And best of all, it's machine-washable.
Although green peas and cookies sound as harmonious as Karl the Fog at a beach picnic, the team behind Green Pea Cookies found a way to turn our childhood nightmare into an adulthood dream come true. These veggie-packed cookies are reputed to be light and flavorful, somewhere between a shortbread cookie and a Mexican Wedding cookie. Regardless, at only 100 calories per six cookies, we're ready to have our cookie and eat greens, too.
To misquote Dickens, a stroll down Market Street can be the best of times or the worst of times. The Market Street Prototyping Festival, sponsored by Yerba Buena Center of the Arts and the City of San Francisco, aims to make visits to the area a more positive experience through local projects that boost community interaction. Active Rest plans to erect a series of design-focused climbing walls along Market Street, lit by lanterns for evening climbing expeditions.