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CLUE 06: Place; part of a larger journey entitled INTO MYSTERY

Please back the development of INTO MYSTERY - thanks to all of those who have already participated and have backed the previous clues:          Clue 01         Clue 02         Clue 03         Clue 04         Clue 05

We have had many requests for early clues and now some are available!

This project clue is one piece of an overall puzzle or journey, and your support allows us to exponentially build an ambitious project entitled INTO MYSTERY, which will include story-telling, film, graphics, products and architecture - all dependent upon the scale of your participation. Each project contributes to our overall story and is also accompanied by a string of clues that will hopefully inspire you to garnish more support for a momentous finale. Additional rewards include our progress - design sketches, diagrams, prototypes - as well as, items from our past work that is a perfect precedent to this one. Please help us make this a global spectacle that has the potential to kickstart and inspire generations to come. Your involvement will be rewarded in multitudinous applause.

INTO MYSTERY is a series of riddles woven into a gradually unfolding narrative architectural project: a journey through inspiration that takes our "Mystery on Fifth Avenue" project to the next step — or to a whole new level: out of one family’s apartment and around the world. It combines work in all five of our disciplines with contributions from friends and strangers, and continues our mission to, as the Idea Conference 2009 phrased it, "stretch the boundaries of [our] work beyond structure and construction and into narrative."

Our INTO MYSTERY epic is ambitious and despite it being a huge undertaking, we wanted to start with the basics and work our way up from there. So far, we have accomplished the following projects - Clue 01: Finding the keeper(s) of ***box (read CodeBox); Clue 02: Naming eight main characters; Clue 03: Building our new "Inspiration Map"; Clue 04: Creating a one page plot diagram of our story; Clue 05: Designing a one page clue diagram for the INTO MYSTERY project.  We are busy working on all of the above and hope to send our progress to all previous backers very soon - thank you again for helping us make this possible. 

Clue 06: Place 

The entire narrative of the INTO MYSTERY project surrounds many architectural elements, some of them being our own inventions (which I can’t wait for you to see) and some that include historical monuments and important pieces of architecture. As designers, we are most excited about the prospect of including these key elements and architectural components within the role of the story - so much so, that we need to thoroughly research all of the locations and time periods of the narrative. The intent being to depict every single detail accurately, both in the historical and cultural context. The story also spans many time periods and many locations around the world. Please help us raise $1,661.94 so that we may complete the research and development of these architectural locations for the entire INTO MYSTERY project. 

Review our progress. We'll you send fact sheets like the ones below, complete with a puzzle and the answer. Try and piece together our story by using these as benchmarks.

Rough Draft of a sample fact sheet (clue on the left and answer on the right) of two of the locations in our story.
Rough Draft of a sample fact sheet (clue on the left and answer on the right) of two of the locations in our story.

The end result of INTO MYSTERY can and will be astonishing given your participation and your involvement. We are dreamers and hope that your participation will lead us - all of us - to create an epic journey of inspiration through film, literature, art and architecture. Please remain patient and watch the story and clues unfold!  Please tell your friends and family that their participation in INTO MYSTERY will be a reward in itself.

Rewards for backing the INTO MYSTERY project:

Reward 01:  Receive Clue 06, a riddle that contributes to solving the intent of this project + receive our progress concerning this specific project - our encrypted location fact sheets.

Reward 02:  In addition to receiving Clue 06, please pledge two dollars more and read Part I of our novel, In These Rooms of Wood & Stone. To inspire the four kids moving into the apartment of the "Mystery on Fifth Avenue" project, we created a story that fictionally traces 'inspiration' through forty historical figures, beginning with Francois I and ending with Marjorie Merriweather Post. 

Only two copies of our book exist!  Now, for the first time, you can read Part I digitally.
Only two copies of our book exist! Now, for the first time, you can read Part I digitally.

The book is segmented into five parts with two chapters per section and contains the story of two young friends, Ricky and Elynn, who discover long-lost clues and who embark on a wonder-filled adventure. At the end of the odd chapters, each of their episodes is followed by a series of clues that send the kids searching around the apartment for hidden secrets. The even chapters feature segments about fictionalized historical figures, who at young ages undertake their own personal paths of inspiration and talent; these sections are followed by biographies and contextual information.  

Throughout the book, illustrations, diagrams, definitions, and factoids make the journey both educational and fun.
Throughout the book, illustrations, diagrams, definitions, and factoids make the journey both educational and fun.

Reward 03:  In addition to receiving Clue 06 and reading Part I of our novel, In These Rooms of Wood & Stone, please pledge two dollars more and read the Part I associated pages of the Answer Book.  It includes images, diagrams, answers to clues, and some of the reasons we did what we did in hopes of inspiring four young minds.

The Answer Book describes our approach from all five of our disciplines, and also shows our collaborations with various artists.
The Answer Book describes our approach from all five of our disciplines, and also shows our collaborations with various artists.
A page from the Answer Book showing a few of the locations of Clue #1.
A page from the Answer Book showing a few of the locations of Clue #1.
The Answer Book contains lots of images like the kid's radiator covers showing various ciphers.
The Answer Book contains lots of images like the kid's radiator covers showing various ciphers.

Reward 04:  Finally! If you happen to have missed any of the previous clues, please choose any two previous clues and we'll send them to you. If you are interested in more, please be patient - there will be another chance to receive additional clues. (Note to previous backers: these clues may or may not have been edited and slightly adjusted / altered, but you still hold the original clue and can still claim a distinguishing experience of being a part of the INTO MYSTERY project early on . . . because rewarding early participation is always important!)

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We're excited to implement Kickstarter to help us develop the clues and materials for this mystery — all its benchmarks and, ultimately, a bit of a grand finale — and to crowd source participation along the way. By becoming a backer, you can play a role in the narrative that unfolds. Anticipate moving mountains together, through crowd-funding the creation of the products, books, films and other aspects of INTO MYSTERY that will soon appear on Kickstarter, piecing together the clues that reveal how the projects intertwine, and garnering broadening global involvement as the mystery grows. It's ambitious, but that's what has us so excited about it. Jump in now by backing this project and score the sixth clue. There will be major perks as the mystery unfolds for having been involved from day one… Or now, Clue 06!

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    Reward 01: Receive Clue 06 and participate in INTO MYSTERY. You will be rewarded with Clue 06, the mystery's sixth riddle. Also, receive one page reports on each of our researched locations of the story.

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    Reward 02: Clue 06 + Read Part I: Chapters 1 & 2 of our novel, In These Rooms of Wood & Stone from the "Mystery on Fifth Avenue" project. This has never been shown outside the walls of the original apartment. It gives you a chance to experience the full project and use it to guide you on this journey.

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    Reward 03: Clue 06 + Part I + Answers: Since we can't bring you into the apartment, read our Answer Book to Chapters 1 & 2 of our novel, In These Rooms of Wood & Stone from the "Mystery on Fifth Avenue" project. This is your chance to see all of our inspiration for the INTO MYSTERY project.

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    Reward 04: Clue 06 + Part I + Answers + Any 2 past clues: You will be rewarded with all of the above + Clue 06, the mystery's sixth riddle PLUS any two previous clues of your choice.

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