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two Kickstarter projects I’m excited about

Pinch salt and pepper set by Craighton Berman

Pinch: a most lovely salt and pepper set by Craighton Berman. The top is a pepper shaker in the shape of a ball, which acts as a lid for the salt cellar below. We’ve long need a salt and pepper for our dining room table and this one couldn’t be more perfect. I also love that the first edition are being manufactured here in Seattle. Thanks to Cinnamon for the heads up on this one. (It’s only up for one more day so hurry, it would make an amazing gift for a foodie.)

Horribly Heartbroken crest

Horribly Heartbroken at Hogwards: Help fund a trip for two heartbroken artists to the Harry Potter Wizarding World and get a comic book with a hand screen printed cover about the experience in return. I adore the comics of Lucy Knisley and cannot wait for my book to arrive. Check out her site and her books (French Milk is on my Christmas list).

· comments [7] · 10-21-2010 · categories:shopping ·

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  • 1 Seanna Lea // Oct 21, 2010 at 11:36 am

    OK, the comic Lucy has up today is excellent. I don’t think I had come across her before (I have a fair number of web comics in my Delicious). I will have to check the rest of her stuff out when I have time!

  • 2 megan // Oct 21, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Do! She’s great, has such a fun way of revealing insights.

  • 3 tara // Oct 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I love the design of Pinch (I’ve seen it on a couple of design sites/blogs lately) but I have to say I’m a little grossed out by the idea of everyone’s fingers in the salt at the table. I’m not usually a germaphobe either.

  • 4 Nana // Oct 22, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Aside from the ‘yick’ factor, some salt is going to cling to the bottom of the pepper shaker…and trail across the table or otherwise be in unwelcome places.
    Cute design; poor functionality

  • 5 Craighton // Oct 25, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Fear not, friends: the pepper shaker was designed so that it rests comfortably above the salt–no salt trails. As for the “yick” factor– you just need to have cleaner friends. Kidding. Salt is actually a very inhospitable environment form germs and bacteria, so it would technically be very safe. Fir the squeamish, the salt could be changed after every meal.

    Thanks for the post, Not Martha!

  • 6 megan // Nov 2, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Thanks Craighton for the details. Tara, Nana — I did look at the technical specs for the Pinch before I purchased and noted that it’s designed carefully to avoid the pepper shaker hanging into the salt. Nana, I think your declaration of poor functionality wasn’t well researched.

    Also, I’m not worried about germs here as we do wash our hands before dinner. (Always a rule in my house growing up that has survived through to this generation.)

  • 7 Elizabeth // Dec 8, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Hi Megan: I am really enjoying your site! Today I am going to tackle the Mini Gingerbread house’s, That I am giving as part of my gifts for Christmas for my family & friends. They loved them last year, so it is now part of my holiday baking.

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