I hope you’re enjoying your Portholes. For the holiday season, we’ve created a new recipe to share with you:
Thank you all for helping us make the... Read more
Replacement screws are in
Replacement screws arrived in Chicago today. Our warehouse will need a few of days to reassemble the Portholes and prepare them for shipment. The final wave of Black... Read more
The vast majority of Kickstarter rewards have been shipped. If you backed by August 28, your Portholes should be in your possession or en route to you. If... Read more
manufacturing is done
Third wave of Porthole reward kits is now being assembled and those slated to receive them have been sent an email survey. This includes our Canadian and European... Read more
Production and fulfillment schedule update.
I really appreciate the patience of those of you who are still waiting for your Portholes, allowing us to work out the supply chain issues. Thank you!
We... Read more
2nd wave shipping next week
Our 2nd US shipment has ben released by US customs and should be delivered to the warehouse for kit assembly and fulfillment after the weekend. It will take... Read more
Second shipment wave
The next batch of Portholes is scheduled to make a landing in Chicago April 20th. Unless there are delays in customs processing, we should be able to turn... Read more
Production ramping up
Production update: The glass process changes were successful, yield has improved, and the factory ramped up production. The assembly line is completing 2000 Portholes this week and plans to continue... Read more
First shipment arrived
The first small shipment of Portholes is in Chicago. After inspection, they will be transferred to a warehouse for the complete Kickstarter kit assembly and fulfillment - initial... Read more
First shipment en route
The first small shipment of Portholes is en route to us now and our early backers will receive them before the end of this month. The glass production... Read more
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Hope all of you had wonderful Holidays.
The Porthole production has been moving forward with all metal, rubber, and plastic parts now finished with the exception of... Read more
Here is the promised card:
To download a printable file, you can choose from JPEG or PDF. The files are optimized for standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card size but feel... Read more
The Grinch update
Thanks for filling out the survey. If you're one of the 4% who haven't done so yet, please respond to it as soon as possible.
During my factory... Read more
Survey on the way
Hi everyone,I hugely appreciate your patience with my extended silence. The survey is finally coming. You'll receive it later Today.
The production has been in full swing for a... Read more
First, to answer numerous backer inquiries I have received here, our schedule has not changed and we're still on target to start shipping in late November/early December.
In... Read more
We’ve been hard at work on many aspects of the project: designing a custom hex key to improve ease of assembly when using screws, going back and forth... Read more
End of Campaign Update
Thank you everyone for making the Porthole such a success. The response to our design has been gratifying and overwhelming.
- Next week, we'll send out the backer survey to... Read more
Update #4 - glasses
HUGE thanks to all of you! This level of support is just mind-blowing.
1) We're moving forward with the Porthole according to plan, currently finalizing the mold set with the... Read more
Stretch goal #3 reached!
We reached stretch goal #3! Every Porthole is coming with a pair of custom aperitif glasses!
It's happening a bit faster than I ever imagined - I'm still working out... Read more
Stretch goal #2 reached!
Thank you Kickstarter community!
We've reached our stretch goal # 2 so everyone is getting a Rare Tea Cellar sample with their Porthole (unless, as one commenter noted, your location... Read more
Kickstarter: Thank you all for your AMAZING support. This exceeds our wildest expectations and we are thrilled by the response to the Porthole.
We had a plan for a $... Read more