By CH Design, Once again, crowdfunding showed no sign of slowing in 2013. While Kickstarter is still top dog in terms of introducing new ideas, traffic to similar sites like Indiegogo and Rally continues to pick up—meaning we may just still be seeing the tip of the iceberg that is the popularity of crowdfunding. Luckily, for every Cabin Sister’s fail that slips through the cracks, there are many more projects deserving of the creative community’s support. So, in the spirit of looking back on 2013, the following are 10 of our favorite crowdfunded projects that caught our attention this past year—from emerging breweries and coffee roasters to design books and photography tools.
Lumu iPhone Light Meter
For film and digital photography enthusiasts alike, Lumu offers the most elegant solution we’ve seen to carrying a supplementary light meter. The minimalist design harkens back to handheld light meters of years past, while using current day tech to connect in much the same way a Square credit card reader does. The professional-level sensor’s capabilities far surpass that of the iPhone, making it as useful as it is handsome. The battery-less sensor reached its Kickstarter goal 12 times over.
Source & more on