Ckie (pronouced seeky) is an interntational funding and pre-ordering platform for product design. Yes, like a Kickstarter clone, but this time just for product design. There aren’t a ton of projects for you to explore quite yet, but they’re getting there. It’s not clear if this is a solution in search of a problem– because Kickstarter has plenty of traffic and works just fine, but we’ll see where this ones goes.
Update: I didn’t realize Takashi Yamada, the force behind Yanko Design was behind this one. That makes things more interesting.