Concrete - Parametric Design - Craft - Geometric Beauty....Clocks that are about material, method, and infinite forms.
Nice to meet you!
Visit us at www.paraclocks.com & www.LeeLABStudio.com
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UPDATE #3: Make it a mobile app!
We are so excited to have reached $5,000 funding goal, but we're not done!
With quite a bit of time left on our campaign, we would like to set another goal for the Para Clocks Project:
At the core of our project is the design application. We want to see the accessibility of the Para Clocks grow and in order to do that, we would like to announce that if we reach $20,000..the design app has the potential to be hosted not only on our website, but on your own mobile device as an app!
- Design a Para Clock gift (Christmas, birthday, best friend day?) for your someone while on your lunch break!
- Design a Para Clock together with someone who may share your love for beautiful wall clocks!
- If you're a math buff, just play with radial pattern arrays!
All while you're on your tablet or mobile device!
So this is our goal, we're sending the message out. You, backers, have already been a huge blessing to this project, so all we're asking you to do is to get excited about the future of Para Clocks!
Brian, Lindsey, & John
We love to make things, and we really want to make beautiful wall clocks.
Para-Clocks is about:
- Combining digital design methods with traditional craft using concrete
- And most importantly, involving YOU in the design process
We were first inspired by radial geometry and symmetry found in architecture and textiles from every culture around the world. Certain patterns from these cultures can be boiled down to a simple set of steps and rules for making them. Designing using parametric software allows us to create many variations of radial patterns based off of similar sets of rules; but these are then played with and manipulated, allowing each pattern to be expressive in surprising ways.
Why do we need your help?
The main goal of this kickstarter is to not only crowd source funding, but to build an application that will crowd source the design potential of Para Clocks, by including YOU in the design process.
We hope to see the Para Clocks Design App inspire the creativity of our customers and initiate the next big part of the Para Clocks project:
Making clocks the way that YOU imagine.
Your help will also get our first production run in motion and start putting our clocks in everybody's homes! With a pledge of $50 or more, you will own one of the clocks from our upcoming collection, for a fraction of the retail price. You can choose from the following:
Every part of each Para Clock is made in the U.S.A.
Each clock uses a silent high-torque mechanism, with one AA battery.
Shipping on all items within the Continental US is free!
Shipping to AK, HI, PR and Canada is $30.00 and may determine a later arrival date. Shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign ends and before your item is shipped via Paypal or Amazon.
Excluding Canada, we are willing to discuss international shipping on a case by case basis. Please email us with your desired shipping location, and we will adjust our shipping rate accordingly.
We're very excited about making these clocks and seeing them in people's homes. Please help us make this a reality and donate before our 35 days are up! Many thanks, LeeLABS.
Thanks to all the media and blog coverage! Here's what some people had to say:
Design Reform: "Para Clocks combine the raw beauty of concrete with a digitally derived structure and the results are pretty amazing."
Architizer: A Brutalist Clock for the Brutalist Apartment You'll Never Have, "There's more to Para Clocks than pretty objects."
Trend Hunter: "As unique as a snowflake, the Para Clocks are both sculptural and practical."
AvantGuardDesign blogspot: "[Using] ideas possibly generated from vintage building facades, french cathedrals, ornate antique buildings, Para Clocks has captured time in a way. And what a more perfect medium to capture time, than in concrete."
Tree Hugger: "According to the designers, the next step...is to develop an app that will allow customers to design the clock they want. Pretty neat!"
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.