RPM West Price: $95 Status: $53,125 of $20,000 goal — FUNDED Estimated delivery: August 2014 The denim masters at RPM will now produce their top-notch jeans in your choice of five new Japanese selvedge denim fabrics — including the same one APC uses — for under $100 a pair. Get on it, people.
BULBING Price: $57 Status: $36,250 of of $20,100 goal — FUNDED Estimated delivery: September 2014 Combining the energy efficiency of LED lighting with the awesomeness of optical illusion, these unique lamps illuminate an (interchangeable) 2D acrylic glass panel that's cut to appear 3D from most angles.
Brooklinen Price: $100 Status: $24,346 of $50,000 goal Estimated delivery: July 2014 Imagine this: Five star hotel-quality bedsheets that won't set you back anywhere near what it costs to stay in that five star hotel. That's exactly what these dudes are doing — cutting out the middlemen to offer the whole shebang (butter-smooth flat and fitted sheets and pillowcases) for just $100. Genius.
Chirps Price: $25/three bags Status: $21,757 of $30,000 goal Estimated delivery: September 2014 Wish your tortilla chip binging would net you some nutritious protein rather than just a bloatload of carbs? Then you'll want to switch to Chirps, which ditch cornmeal for protein, vitamin, and mineral-packed cricket flour — a.k.a., what happens when you mash up a bunch of slow-roasted milled chirpy insects. And even if you're a little queasy about the taste (which is untraceable), they come in a couple flavors, too.
Sweat Tailor Price: $79 Status: $25,188 of $35,000 goal Estimated delivery: October 2014 Allowing you to enjoy the sinful comfort of sweatpants in public without coming across as someone who's completely given up, Sweat Tailor is turning out the good stuff in the fit and style of regular and skinny jeans. They've even got five woven pockets and belt loops, for when you're feeling fancy.
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Maumasi Fire Arts Price: $500+ Status: $855 of $35,000 goal Estimated delivery: November 2014 Help support the building of this premier bladesmithing studio in Olympia, Washington and your contribution will be rewarded in a handmade top-of-the-line carbon or Damascus steel kitchen blade — the sort of unique, high-quality knife you pass down to your kids.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He can get behind crickets and grasshoppers snacks, but scorpions and centipedes are out of the question.