Best of Kickstarter, 12/5

We scoured the pages of Kickstarter to bring you this week’s best projects. Have a great Kickstarter project of your own or see one you think deserves some extra attention? Let us know about it the comments and we may just feature it in our weekly roundup.


GIRL WALK//ALL DAY: This Thursday, Kickstarter will premiere its first film, “Girl Walk//All Day,” at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Described as a “music video of epic proportions” and set to infectious Girl Talk tunes, the film tells the story of a young ballerina who follows her heart to New York City. Admission is free, but you have to RSVP.

Mountain Dance Trail: For her forthcoming documentary, dancer Gerald Milnes plans to tap-dance her way through West Virginia’s Route 33, hitting every square dance, hoedown and hootenanny she can find along the way.

Story of the Cassette: The phrase “cassette tape” was recently removed from the Oxford English Dictionary, but the filmmakers behind CASSETTE: A DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT THE CASSETTE TAPE claim that tapes are “quietly making their comeback,” with small record labels issuing tape-only releases. Anyone who longs for the days of manually winding up their cassettes and taping together those cheap plastic cases (when you inevitably stepped on them) should throw these fellas a buck or two.


You Smell: Give a not-so-subtle hint to a stinky friend of family member with a bar of  Megan Cummins’ “You Smell” soap. Best of all, certain varieties come in a handy “paper soap” pack – a thin, matchbook-like box filled with single sheets of soap. A primo stocking stuffer if I’ve ever heard of one.


Thumbtiles: I’m sad to admit that I rarely frame things anymore because the process is so expensive and annoying. But I could definitely get behind Steven Johnson’s handy-dandy “thumbtiles,” little glass picture frames that attach with tacks to allow for frequent wall art changes.