Love this New Disruptor podcast with Lumi. Great insight into all it took for them to get the project off the ground.
Everyone wants a Lumi. And thousands of people are just about to get one.
Lumi, because who doesn’t want to print on fabric by using sunlight.
Got some weakass weekend plans? Want some kickass ones instead? Remember what Eleanor Roosevelt said: “No one can make you feel superlame without your consent.” Kickstarter projects are happening In Real Life all over this great nation! Here’s a few highlights to get you through the weekend:
- Tonight in NYC: 6-11p, hit up a BBQ to celebrate the beginning of Compass Green’s tour and Domestic Construction’s amazing new spot! 218 India St. in Brooklyn. BYO grillables.
- Tonight in Los Angeles: Textile printers Lumi Co. invite you to their newly renovated Lumi Loft to celebrate over a year of work. Dress, drink, cheese, and sparkle for French Bastille Day festivities.
- Saturday in Philly: Glittery-gold lesbian lovefest Married in Spandex has its sold-out world premiere screening @ Qfest, but fear not, Qfest has added a 2nd screening on July 18th @ 7:15p. Tix still available.
- Sunday in Greenville, SC: Filmmaker Chris White’s Taken In has its theatrical premiere this weekend. With screenings in Greenville, Tryon, North Charleston, and more, click here for dates across the Carolinas and beyond.
- Sunday in San Rafael, CA: Doc veteran Jennifer Fox’s Buddhist father-son epic My Reincarnation holds a sneak-preview fundraiser screening @ The Smith Rafael Film Center. Peep it before your friends do.
Got an awesome event coming up that’s related to your successfully-funded Kickstarter project? We’d love to hear from you! Please send all your IRL deets to email@example.com.
Best Design Project
Young, LA-based designers Jesse Genet and Stephan Angoulvant earned widespread acclaim in 2010 for their design partnership Lumi Co. The pair engineered a new textile printing technique that prints vivid, photo-realistic images onto natural materials — without any chemical treatment. Backers could receive unique, limited-edition goods with designs of their choosing. This warm and fuzzy project was just the beginning of what is sure to be an illustrious career.
Honorable Mention: SeedBomb sent backers gumball-shaped balls of wildflower seeds, meant to bring new life to urban landscapes.
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