We've been quiet...too quiet. But that quiet is a good thing. We've been working behind the scenes, getting our manufacturers ready, building a better web platform to allow people to continue making orders after Kickstarter, and teaming up with some absolute geniuses who are working to make sure that Plume will be available in stores before too long. Oh, and a bit of party planning too. All of this, by the way, would not have been possible without you. We are so grateful to you all for the love and support you have given us.
With a week left in the campaign, we figured it would be a good time to give you a bit of an update.
The date for the parties is about to be pinned down. We want to be sure that we have a good number of prototypes for everyone to play around with. Our spring manufacturer is finishing up a big job at the moment but we're looking at sometime in the second week of July. Stay tuned, we'll give you a more exact date as soon as we can lock it down. If you haven't got your self a ticket, and you live near London or NYC, I highly suggest you increase your pledge. There are some extra incentives involved, and it's really the last excuse for us to get reckless before we have to become a responsible business entity.
As for the production of your Plume. We're looking forward to bringing you all along on this process. Tooling needs to be made, tested, tweaked, and re-made. Material compositions need to be played with. We'll probably have to light some things on fire (for testing purposes) and all of this will be documented for your viewing pleasure. Plume is not a simple product. It's not something which can be carved from foam, 3d printed, or injection moulded. There are multiple materials, each with dynamic properties, which interact to create a unique product and experience. Plume has taken years to develop, and if it wasn't for you, it probably would never see the light of day. If the production process from here on out is anything like the development process, the next few months are going to be very exciting.
We hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Go for a bike ride, enjoy the summer (if it happens to be summer where you are), and treat yourself to an ice cream cone.
I know we've already posted this video here, but it just sums up how we feel right nowso well. And for anyone experiencing rain right now, this ones for you.