1. Felt like a good idea.

    When you think about jewelry, words like “precious” or “antique” might come to mind. But when Montana Shrader thinks about jewelry, she envisions accessories that are vibrant, durable, and modern. So she founded Tacti Design, and started churning out pieces of felt jewelry in imaginative, geometric designs. We like.

    Shrader draws inspiration from the natural world around her, then sketches each design by hand before having them laser-cut out of colorful, super-soft felt.

    Her collection includes earrings, necklaces, and bracelets — all of which are available to backers — but if you’re the DIY type, she’s also offering an instructional PDF that will teach you how to make your very own.

  2. Save it for a sunny day.

    The smartly designed Yield Picnic Bag unfolds from bag to blanket with just one zip, making it ideal for a spontaneous poolside picnic, a day hike, or — if you’re like us — simply fueling daydreams about sunnier seasons ahead.

    If you’re impatient, though, creators Rachel Grant and Andrew Deming have got you covered. They built the bags out of camping-grade, water-resistant nylon cordura, so your snacks will stay safe and dry in all kinds of weather.