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Beautiful tools to inspire beautiful work. Support the building of a brand and our signature product, the notebook.
Beautiful tools to inspire beautiful work. Support the building of a brand and our signature product, the notebook.
Beautiful tools to inspire beautiful work. Support the building of a brand and our signature product, the notebook.
651 backers pledged $51,109 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to the official debut of Appointed: an American-made brand of functional and beautiful desktop goods designed to elevate the work experience. 

Following an exhaustive yet unsuccessful search to find well made and refined desktop products that are manufactured in the U.S., we decided to create our own. The result is a years-long dream in the making, culminating in the creation of an entire suite of desktop tools that are practical and polished and have been prototyped to perfection. 

This Kickstarter campaign will support the building of the Appointed brand and put our signature product — the notebook — into production. At Appointed, we believe a beautiful work environment fosters creativity, productivity and overall well-being. And we believe that each new notebook represents untapped potential and endless possibility. 

Our goal is to add beauty to the workday and to outfit workspaces everywhere with tools that energize and inspire.

Help us get started. 

This Kickstarter will directly support the production of our notebooks, the Appointed brand’s signature product. We believe the notebook is an indispensable tool and a classic keeper of everyday things: records, thoughts, drawings, personal histories. And we believe that each new notebook represents an opportunity for a new start, new ideas and new possibilities. 
 

Over the last year, we have researched, designed and refined every detail until we ultimately arrived at with what we consider the ideal notebook. Each design element has been carefully considered, all materials have been sourced from American manufacturers and each component will be hand-crafted in the Washington, D.C. area.  

The result?  Writing companions that are as dependable as they are beautiful. 

 *see update for stretch goal information and adding a grid, lined or blank ruling to all notebooks/workbooks

Over the last year we have extensively researched the landscape of desktop products and discovered a deficiency in simple, well-designed, gender-neutral workplace goods. 

We want to change that.

With your support, we will put begin production of our signature product — the notebook; later this year, we will begin production of Phase II of Appointed goods, which includes: adhesive notes, desktop and wall calendars, stationery, memo pads, rulers and more. 

Our goal is to elevate everyday work products. And our plan is to make the full line of Appointed products available Summer 2015. 

From the outset, a core priority of Appointed was to be 100-percent American made. We feel extremely fortunate to not only have found stateside companies that manufacture materials of the highest quality but also understand and support our goal of producing premium products. The bonus: they are companies, many family-owned, with long history and great heart. We pride ourselves in having the opportunity to support these local vendors and fellow small American businesses. 

The Rewards

Every backer counts. In return for your support we are excited to send the first run of Appointed products to you, prior to the launch of our web store later this year. 

Please see update #3 for information about updated rewards and our stretch goal.

Following the close of this campaign, backers will receive a survey to make product selections (notebook or workbook), color selections and provide shipping information and details for monogram/s.

Timeline

 Who's Behind Appointed

The Appointed brand was created by Suann Song, a graphic designer and founder of SIMPLESONG Design, a creative studio in Washington, D.C. For Suann, Appointed is an opportunity to bring together and share her longtime loves of beautiful paper and impeccable design.

Suann's background includes more than 15 years of graphic design, marketing, brand and identity development and specialty printing — all preparing her for the creation of Appointed. She believes that functional can be — and should be — synonymous with beautiful.

Credits

Thank you to the talented team that helped bring this Kickstarter to life: 

Video: Shaking Hands Productions  //   Copywriter, Video Narration: Terri Sapienza  //  Photography: Kate Headley //  Production Facility: Raff Embossing & Foilcraft

Risks and challenges

Production of any product — involving several manufacturers and specialists can be a challenge. But we are confident that our research and planning over the last year, as well as our experience in product development and handling complicated production schedules and fulfillment will come in handy as we begin production of our notebooks.

Our notebooks will be locally manufactured, allowing us to closely manage production schedules, oversee quality control and ultimately meet our target fulfillment date of June 2015, if not earlier.

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    SIGNATURE PRODUCT

    - 1 Notebook or Workbook

    You will select your notebook and color via survey.

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    - 2 Notebooks or Workbooks

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    PRODUCT BUNDLE / NEW REWARD

    - 2 Notebooks or Workbooks
    - 1 Brass Ruler

    You will select your notebooks and colors via survey.

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    PRODUCT BUNDLE

    - 4 Notebooks or Workbooks
    - 1 To Do Pad

    You will select your notebooks and colors via survey.

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    PRODUCT BUNDLE (personalized)

    - 4 Monogrammed Notebooks or Workbooks
    - 2 To Do Pads

    You will select your notebooks and colors and provide monogram information via survey. You may have different (2-3 initials) on each notebook.

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    STUDIO PACK (personalized)
    Supply your office with Appointed

    - 8 Monogrammed Notebooks or Workbooks
    - 4 To Do Pads

    You will select your notebooks and colors and provide monogram information via survey. You may have different monograms (2-3 initials) on each notebook.

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    FOUNDER'S PACK (personalized)
    Receive an assortment of our 2015 products

    - 8 Monogrammed Notebooks or Workbooks
    - 4 To Do Pads
    [June 2015 delivery]

    - 2016 Wall Calendar
    - 2016 Desk Calendar
    - Assorted Adhesive Notes
    - Brass Ruler
    [August 2015 delivery]

    You will select your notebooks and colors and provide monogram information via survey. You may have different monograms (2-3 initials) on each notebook.

    Complimentary shipping in the US.

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Funding period

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