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
Remember how last summer the awesome readers of this blog generously contributed to my project so I could participate as a passenger on the Millennial Trains Project? We’ll this is one of the many good things that came out of the trip. I was thrilled to receive an email last week from two of the people I met on the train asking if I knew anyone that would be interested in hosting a screening of startupland in Pittsburgh. My reply – yes- of course, Pittsburgh would love to host a screening. A few emails later, TechShop kindly stepped up as… Read the rest
This app was the featured idea in the daily email from the website Good.is – Redesigning City Streets with a Mobile Phone. While the app is being developed by a group from Austin, Texas – it could be a great tool for Pittsburgh. I think this is a really cool and easy way to engage people in improving their communities and is this app is worth a look.
I really like this project and I’d recommend watching the Kickstarter video below – Jessica Lowry who created this app as a way to create safer, more walkable streets does a great… 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
Pitt-starter is our occasional series of posts about Kickstarer and other crowdfunding projects that are of interest to the Pittsburgh community. You can check out previous Pitt-starter posts here.
I am very excited to share this Kickstarter project with you. First, because I think this is a great chance to learn about a Pittsburgh artist who has been painting this city for decades. And second, because I had the opportunity to meet Robert Qualters earlier this year and I think he is one of the many Pittsburghers that should be on your radar.
Robert Qualters is one of those artists… Read the rest