Is this it?
...he was serious.
All that remained? Only the small step of figuring out how *exactly* we might go about making a travel bag.
The first realisation was that it ... Read more
We come bearing information.
It’s that time – but instead of joining the song in suggesting you grab a whiskey or beer (because you can’t stay here), it’s simply time for our final pieces of... Read more
You are not a 'loose end'.
One more quick note as we make sure everything's 100% cool with this project - if you haven't received your bag/socks yet, AND you haven'treceived a message from us... Read more
Public service announcement.
We won’t keep you long, but we’re happy to let you know that all shipments have been sent out from the warehouse in Hong Kong.
(Russian backers, we're... Read more
Mopping up, at 2x speed.
Every week, we draft a message that begins: “Just a short update this time…”, and then write one that rambles on basically forever, includes needless pictures of animals, and... Read more
Bags in the wind.
Yes, all you Kansas fans, that *was* a Dust In The Wind reference. You can sleep happy tonight!
Right – let’s get to it.
This week has been full-on processing of... Read more
“On the plus side, all of this will be hilarious to look back on.”
First off – because we know what’s important – a status update for you. After that, you get to laugh at our misfortune. You’re welcome.
Shipping is well-underway,after a... Read more
Friction and traction.
As of right now we’re buried in polybags, shipping documents & empty noodle containers (has anyone seen Jimmy...?!).
Current events are requiring a whole lotta hustle (also, a... Read more
A tip, and some better news.
Well hi there!
Public Service Announcement -some US backers have contacted us about the strap cover, asking how to correctly stow it away, so it’s probably a good idea... Read more
A mixed week.
We love writing these updates and – let’s be honest – gettin’ a liiiiiiittle bit freaky on it.
But as far as they go, this has been one of the... Read more
What is this “sleep” you speak of?!
Ncjudslhafraehfioew. Yjs diosdjie jiosdjadfiuaehw #YOLO hea diwjd! Dbu jidjdi ioaoje fdjsf sfd? Yjcsoi oh sorry, we lost the ability to speaka few days ago. On the plus side, we... Read more
So, the 15th happened already? I guess that means we’re officially late on this update. Our general reaction:
However, fear not! Things are still progressing pretty much as planned, with... Read more
Brand value vs your value.
Greetings, fellow humans.
Much to update! Indulge us for a second, as we give a little insight into the background of this mission.
Time for some emotional openness: we’ve been... Read more
Unexpected love & a lot of movement.
“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck
We figure this isn’t exactly a first date scenario, so... Read more
Do we have news for you.
Bieber got arrested!
(Jokes. That’s not actually our news, although it’s amusing that he could’ve avoided this whole problem by just getting someone else to do it for him again... Read more
This year smells just like the last one.
Did someone say it’s 2014 now? Were they joking??
Oh yeah, that’s right. New Year’s Eve was that night where one of us got to watch orangutans, and the other... Read more
Just as planned, an update cometh.
Welcome back, and welcome to the first scheduled update. This certainty thing is great, huh?
As 2013 winds down, we’ve been working on all the things listed in the previous... Read more
Our favourite update yet.
Good morning / afternoon / evening / endless summer, backers.
First bit of exciting news is: we’re pressing ‘send’ on our surveys after we post this update!
If you... Read more
Down With It.
Q: What’s pale, generally motionless, and feverishly mumbles “things would be different around here if I was Ban Ki Moon!” in the middle of the night?
A: Sick Doug.
After... Read more
The intense closing minutes of our campaign were soundtracked by the classic New Zealand song Counting the Beat – for maximum effect, listen to it and have a little boogie... Read more
Two Backers Who Made Our Day, & A Project For Travellers
A quick update while we hustle behind the scenes, answering messages & making sure these last hours of the campaign run as smoothly as possible…
Today we'll show you a... Read more
Bag Upgrades! + Another Cool Project
A few days to go and things are humming! We've got some exciting news to share about the bag, and also a shout out to another project we like –... Read more
The Workshop, The Biker and the Random Fact
A bunch of you have messaged and asked us for firmer details on the higher-level reward tiers (2K Workshop & 10K All-Expenses-Paid Trip). And we are, of course, happy... Read more
The Minaal Pledge, Project Priorities, and Photos of a Female.
Things are ticking over (at double speed) and we're heads-down making sure the zippers are hard and the soft-lined pocket is soft.
It's time for a breather in... Read more
The Tough Second Album (and by 'album', we mean 'update')
Hello fellow humans,
Welcome along to Minaal Campaign Update #2.
If you're reading this in an email, you'll probably need to click 'Show images' or just click through to... Read more
Um, that really escalated quickly.
This is ridiculous.
In our wildest Kiwi dreams, we never expected anything like this.
Just to recap: 24 hours ago, we launched this campaign from a sofa in Saigon,... Read more