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An intimate look inside the homes of thirteen of the most important mid-twentieth century architects and designers in Europe.
An intimate look inside the homes of thirteen of the most important mid-twentieth century architects and designers in Europe.
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Hello Kickstarter friends,

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed and warm and loving holiday season. I took a much needed break for the month of December but I am back at work and wanted to get in touch to give you all an update on where we are with the production of Modern Originals and you Kickstarter rewards. 

Last time we were in touch Modern Originals had just gone on press. After a few back and forths with the printer to tweak color and one more proofread (I think I can now recite my book from memory!) all is perfected and 10,000 books are being printed. From there Modern Originals is shipped over on a boat from China. So I am proud to say all is on schedule for the April 1 release. YEEHAW!!!!

This month I will be getting in touch with all of you that have photographic prints coming as your pledge reward. So expect an email soon with your choice of prints and also a request for shipping addresses. All rewards that do not include an actual copy of Modern Originals, will be sent out by the end of February. This, of course, is contingent on my hearing back from you with your image choice and address promptly.

For the majority of you that have ordered an autographed copy of Modern Originals, I will be sending out an email in February to collect your shipping address. My plan is to get all books out to you before I head out on the road for the Modern Originals Book tour. 

I'll keep you all up to date on the book release events and signings as we get closer to the book launch. Additionally, we will be having a book packing party in San Francisco to get all the rewards out to you, so details will be coming on that later in case you SF locals want to help out or pick up your book in person. 

So that is the latest from here. Let me know if you have questions. I am happy to answer them. 

And Happy 2014! It is going to be a great year!!



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    1. Leslie Williamson Creator on

      Hi Elizabeth! I just sent you an email in response to your comment. If be chance you meant your email address needed to be updated, please send me that information in a message on my Kickstarter page and I will update that information. Thank you!

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      Congratulations! I know it must feel great to finally have the books headed this way.
      I need to give you an updated address. How can I do that?
      Elizabeth Lui

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      Raymond Brassard on

      And happy new year to you, too, Leslie. Looking forward to the book. My wife and I have an autographed copy of your first, as well as two Memphis prints: the Wonder Bread bakery and Marion Keisker's desk. We enjoy you work and following your career.