a nICE one year anniversary
One year ago today,
your nICE mug pledge helped me realize a dream - offering folks a kit to make a glass entirely out of ice.
And as you know,... Read more
a nICE mug update during -26 degree f. windchill.
To some of my favorite people in the world - nICE mug Kickstarter backers:
The Polar Vortex
Living in insanely cold Minnesota does have a privilege. If you also live... Read more
The big tip, a cool idea, an observation, and a gift for you.
THE BIG TIP: Insulating the sides and base of the nICE mug mold is the key to make long lasting nICE mugs. The top down freeze takes longer but... Read more
a little nICEness
"consumers tend to value more highly products in which they feel they have had a hand in their creation, whether assembling a kit or just encouraging the creators themselves online."... Read more
All the kits are out and the sky is grey
Our first snow here in Minneapolis. The sauna is heating up, and I am seeing daylight as I look around our shipping room (our eldest son's former bedroom). 600 kits... Read more
Early tips and tricks from nICE mug early adopters.
Early Feedback: Tips & Tricks:
1. LId mold not fitting tight onto base mold? A gentle yet firm push down on the lid mold flanges - this does the trick.... Read more
All the early bird orders went out today.
I am officially a nemesis to the 55419 US post office receiving clerk. He rolled his eyes in "you're making... Read more
Child Services wants to come see what we've done to our youngest child's bedroom. Though he has lost access to his dresser, we allow him 20 minutes of computer gaming... Read more
We are ready! (almost).
1) I've figured out how you are going to easily make crystal clear nICE mugs. I will share the secret with you inside your nICE mug kit. Why... Read more
nICE mug shipping update:
Hello early adopter nICE mug enthusiasts. I am excited to update you on the status of your nICE mug kits:
- 1. Your holders have been sourced, ordered, shipped and have... Read more
Some garages hold cars...
...the nICE mug founder's garage holds nICE mugs.
You 603 early adopters have entrusted me with your pledge. I am working diligently to ship you something really, really nICE.
Everything... Read more
Approaching 500 backers.
Welcome to nICE mug
Unlike a banana holder or a set of coasters with "Hi Grandpa!" printed on them, you are about to embark on a journey of fun and... Read more
its a party with nICE mug.
Here's a video of a nICE mug party. Folks came out to Stella's Rooftop Garden and got exposed to nICE mug. It was good to see the nICE mug in... Read more
It feels good to jump into something new. Whether it's a fresh snow bank after a steamy sauna round or launching a new product like nICE mug. I'm thrilled and... Read more