Kickstarter Picks: Artisan Bread and Vegan Ice Cream Food Trucks, Unseen Africa, Modular Furniture

kickstarter picks

We love supporting entrepreneurs with a vision that goes beyond the products of their startup. Below are some recent Kickstarter projects that we hope rally the necessary funding to get their consciously cool project off the ground:

 The Unseen Africa

The Unseen Africa is an adventure travel TV series that will take viewers to all 54 African countries. Think Rick Steves meets Bear Grylls. Or Anthony Bourdain Goes Beyond Food. The host, Francis Tapon, takes you beyond the tired African cliches of safaris, wars, AIDS, pestilence, poverty, and pyramids.

Part documentary, part reality show, The Unseen Africa will show sides of Africa that few see. You’ll watch African entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing their countries, listen to locals describe what life is really like in Africa, and see remote places far off-the-tourist track.


Modos is a modular furniture system that uses connectors and boards to make desks, shelves, standing desks and stools. No more missing allen wrenches and strained relationships. Furniture assembly is hassle free with our easy to use hardware connectors. Simply snug the connectors and boards together. Whether you’re moving to a new place or think your shelf might be better suited as a coffee table, they’ve got you covered. Modos furniture is easily reconfigurable to whatever suits your needs. All the wood is sustainably sourced and FSC-Certified to minimize environmental impact. In addition, straight rectilinear forms keep waste very low, typically less than 5% (mostly sawdust). The flat pack nature of Modos makes shipping incredibly effective. At the end of the life of the product the wood components can be industrially composted and the connectors can simply be recycled with your municipal recycling service.

Embers Bakery Mobile Wood Fired Oven

This project aims to bring a mobile wood fired oven to the New Hampshire seacoast community specializing in organic sourdough breads and local foods, live fire cooking and local food education. Most mobile ovens are only good for live firing pizzas as the ovens cannot retain heat for long periods of time due to lack of insulation. However, the design of this mobile oven offers unmatched versatility. This oven will be built on a large trailer and will have increased insulation in order to make the oven amenable to baking breads and roasting meats in addition to live firing pizzas.

Seattle Counter Mobile Vegan Ice Cream Truck 

All of Seattle Cookie Counter’s treats are 100% vegan and made from scratch. Owners Chris and Chelsea selected unique flavor combinations such as: Earl Grey with Lemon Zest, Orange Cardamom with Coconut Chocolate Chunk, Gluten Free White Chocolate with Mint, Green Tea with Raspberry, Gluten Free Coconut Lime with Mango as well as plenty of surprises…

The FHS Feminist Collective, A Feminist Resource Kit Designed by Students

This feminist teaching resource was designed by and for Australian high school students to address the harm caused by sexist language and objectification. The Fitzroy High School Feminist Collective class began its life in 2013. At its heart is an inspiring and committed group of young women and men from grades 8, 9 and 10, plus a couple of passionate adults.The purpose of the class has been to create a safe space within which to explore a broad range of subjects related to gender inequality, and to enable an activist approach to tackling sexism and misogyny amongst teenagers.


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