Piebird has been baking up sweet treats for Pittsburgh restaurants since 2011. They are planning to open a storefront on Butler Street in Lawrenceville in 2015 and needs your help to support the purchase of upgraded commercial pastry kitchen equipment including ovens, mixers, refrigerators, cookie sheets, and all of other essentials that are necessary to make sweet treats.
I have selected this Kickstarter to share for two reasons…
1. Who doesn’t like pie?
2. Super creative Kickstarter perks – I give Piebird extra points for creative thinking on the thank you gifts – I believe this is the first time… Read the rest
Pitt-starter is our series of blog posts on Pittsburgh related crowdfunding campaigns. You can check out past Pitt-starter posts here.
It is down to the wire for this one, but Pittsburghers are good at lastminute comebacks. DuoScreen is a Pittsburgh startup that is part of the ThrillMill incubator in East Liberty. I have had the opportunity to get to know the founders of DuoScreen over the past 10 months and I really like these guys. Not only will they sit around and let me talk about social media for hours, but they have a great ideas, they are super nice… Read the rest
Update 9/24 – Just 24 hours left til the Kickstarter deadline and the artist needs to raise $12,000. Click here to go directly to the Kickstarter page for the House of Gold.
I learned about the House of Gold project over the summer and I wanted to share this Kicstarter project that only has a few more days to reach the funding goal. Artist Dee Briggs lives next door to this house on Swissvale avanue. Last year, Dee was able to purchase the house thanks to the Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery program. This Kickstart project will help Dee deconstruct… Read the rest
You might remember last July when Lindsay applied for the Millennial Trains Project with her idea The United States of Pittsburgh. She received a tremendous amount of support and I’m hoping you’ll be able to donate to my campaign too!
I’m going to explore local independent bookstores and public libraries at each of the stops along the trip. Libraries and bookstores are such cornerstones of communities and I want to discover what places in other cities are doing to engage their neighborhoods. I also want to tie it all in with the digital age by seeing the extent that libraries… Read the rest
Here’s an obvious fact: Pittsburgh’s identity was, and still is, deeply entwined with the steel industry. After all, we’re nicknamed the Steel City, which we’re reminded of whenever prime time football comes to town and floods our televisions with images of steel mills, by the numerous Pittsburgh-related projects that are given names referencing steel (for example, our own Steel of the Week), and whenever we pass through any of the formerly-thriving steel towns.
But those of us who have lived in, worked for, and loved this city for any significant amount of time know how very much more there is… Read the rest