We have a "only post the most interesting and relevant Kickstarter projects on Blogtown" rule. And this Kickstarter project about a cleverly designed, eco-friendly cat-scratching post, created by a local manufacturer and based on the Chicago skyline, is very relevant to my interests:

(The manufacturer, Mike Estes, has previously flexed his building-stuff muscles as set/props guy for Trek in the Park.)

More info here.