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Candycords, a unique tangle-free family of coloured curly audio cables

This morning.

Luke Brennan (him off the telly and founder of MyVolts), writes:

MyVolts got tired of black cables and decided to inject some colour into the tabletop musician’s set-up, collaborating with one of Youtube’s most exciting producers, Rachel K Collier.

It started with a conversation with Rachel, who bemoaned the lack of a simple peach coloured cable. That conversation extended to purples and pinks, and then a mini-pallete of modern colours.

We then found that in order to obtain these bespoke colours, we needed to order 3km of each cable of the six colours. Over the year, we spoke further with Rachel and expanded into a full range of cables to justify the purchase of 18km of colourful cabling.

We managed a range of ten useful cables, from a basic straight to right angled minijack, right up to a pink curly guitar lead which expands from 1 to 4 meters without ever touching the ground. We’re very proud, we are so glad to hear that musicians we have shown them to have felt the same way.

We have them live and available on Kickstarter, in stock, and ready to ship in time for delivery before Christmas.

Candycords (Kickstarter)

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A beautiful animation of an unusual story (that you can help complete).

Fergal Brennan writes:

As a documentary filmmaker, I’m always on the lookout for stories about the unusual in everyday life. A few years ago I recorded interviews with friends about strange part-time jobs they had had. I couldn’t believe my ears when my friend, Dee, told me her story.

When she was 19-years-old, she took a job sleeping in the same bed as an elderly man, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The reason being to prevent him from injuring himself at night.

Having had no previous training for the job, she described its challenges with sincerity and compassion — her initial aversion to the situation, but also her growing empathy as she came to know Mr Goldsmith. Despite his struggle to communicate, the strong bond of love between this man and his wife was clear and poignant for Dee to see.

Dee’s incredibly honest story and emotive voice got an amazing reaction when I played it to friends — I needed to make this into a film!

Fast forward seven years, and that recording became the foundation of my film, which has led to the launching of a Kickstarter campaign to complete the story. The campaign launched this Tuesday, and finishes on December 14 [At Link below]. Thank you!

Sleepwatch (Kickstarter)

This afternoon.

District Magazine writes:

COVID-19 has put our future as a publication in jeopardy. We’ve launched a kickstarter for a new website, with some great rewards for backers. Meeting the target could mean the difference between District surviving or not.

District 2.0: We’re launching a new website and we need your help

District Magazine

Boyz On Top – Poster Boyz

Ageing boyband Boyz On Top – Dylan, Deco, Charlie and Tom –  are reuniting with a re-release their minor 2014 hit.

Mikey  and Sam writes:

We have created a fictional boyband, inspired by the “greats” called Boyz on Top.

We’ve just launched their debut track ‘Poster Boyz’; It probably doesn’t fit your Decent Irish Music category, if it does we’ve failed, but hopefully it’s relevant.

We’re trying to make web-series (see link below) about their failed attempt at a reunion, and would love to get them some exposure.

Boyz On Top (Kickstarter)

From top: The Toc watch and its co-creator, Will Monaghan

Dublin-based start-up Toc Watch went online recently to fund their hand-wound, Bauhaus-inspired timepieces.

How did that go?

Ian Matthews, of the Irish Entrepreneur Blog, writes:

Will Monaghan, from Trim, Co Meath, along with his co-founder Max Dehne, have achieved something many Irish start ups only dream of. They fully funded their Kickstarter campaign in under 24 hours.

I spoke to Will to hear about his experience of starting Toc Watch and his advice for making your own Irish Kickstarter success story.

No thicks, in fairness.

Irish Kickstarter Success: Interview With Co-Founder of Toc Watch (Irish Entrepreneur Blog)

Toc watch (Kickstarter)

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The Coolest Fanny or Manny PackTM or CF2 from Common Fibers is a wearable carbon fibre ‘party pouch’ with Bluetooth connectivity and integrated speakers.

Well actually, it’s an April Fool gag but may soon be a Kickstarter project.

If it ever goes into production it’ll cost around €233, which will be the least of your problems if you’re prepared to wear it in plain sight.


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You may recall a previous post in which Karen Harte and Jessica Maybury, of Girls like Comics, appealed for submissions for an anthology of stories, illustrations art on the themes of repealing the 8th amendment, reproductive rights and bodily autonomy in Ireland.


They have received the submissions and have now launched a Kickstarter campaign to cover the production costs of the book.

All additional proceeds from this and the sale of the book will go directly to the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC).

MINE Anthology (Kickstarter)

Previously: Mine Of Information

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Lisa T writes:

Three of my good friends [Ciara Costelloe, Brian O Moore and Eoin Costelloe, of Decking Good Games] have set up their first Kickstarter project, it’s for a board game they designed themselves from scratch, where you play as a mighty queen bee and try to claim the garden as yours while opposing other queen bees and their armies. It would be ace if you guys were able to get the word out…

Garden of Bees (Kickstarter)

Decking Awesome Games


Jason Steele of Filmcow is currently funding via Kickstarter to create the fifth and final episode of the web legend that is Charlie the Unicorn. Sez he:

When the original “Charlie the Unicorn” video got such an enthusiastic response after its release (way back in 2005!) I decided to write a roadmap for the series. In the time since then I’ve produced three additional episodes, all following that roadmap. I love the series, and I really didn’t want to mess up what made it special by pumping out a bunch of episodes without good reason. If I did that, it would be Garfield.  Every episode would involve Charlie throwing himself into a pan of lasagna and then assaulting a dog. What a world that would be.

With a month to go, he’s already achieved twice the 25,000 target.

So that’s a thing that’s happening then.

Here, in case you haven’t already watched it several times – is the series so far.