The Oxgut Hose Company of Oakland, CA is running a Kickstarter to fund a production run of its doormats woven from old firehoses. They're awfully pretty, and pricey too: $175 minimum for a 2'x3' mat. As with all Kickstarters, be aware that the project may come to naught and you may never get anything for your money.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.