Adventures in Vendor Wrangling, or, We're Shipping in April
Hi friends of Orrery Lamp,
Last we spoke I had projected to begin shipping your lamps right about now. Shawn, my project manager for all things Orrery Lamp, has been working tirelessly to keep our *many* different vendors on schedule and as close to the budget as possible.
Manufacturing this lamp entirely within Los Angeles has proven trickier (read: costlier) than we had hoped -- but fear not! The fantastic people that have lent their craftsmanship to produce this limited run of 140 lamps (floor and table combined) are very nearly complete with their respective tasks and we're seeing tangible, beautiful results.
I try to document each time I meet with a vendor of ours and give it the "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood" approach via Instagram (I'm typically a bit anti-Facebook, but I thought I'd spin up an IG account to help promote this lamp). I've attached screenshots of some of those visits at the bottom of this mail.
So, what's next? Be on the lookout for another Kickstarter mail later today which will ask you to provide your shipping information.
Thanks for your support and patience as we attempt to go from 0 to 1. I hope you're as proud of your lamp as I am of mine.