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Modern wall mounted planter, easy, fun, and beautiful.These great planters are designed by Zoe Umholtz for Revolution Design House.
Modern wall mounted planter, easy, fun, and beautiful.These great planters are designed by Zoe Umholtz for Revolution Design House.
85 backers pledged $5,220 to help bring this project to life.

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The journey of the Bloomer started more than a year ago when artist, Zoe Umholtz, ran out of room in her apartment for her plants. As she sat and wondered what to do with her new off-shoots sprouting from her many plants, it dawned on her that her walls were untapped real-estate. 

The idea started as small glass vessels, each cradled in a hand-knitted pouch which hung on her wall with a small nail. Inside were the off-shoots, she had cut, now taking root in water. As her original idea began to sprout, her thoughts began to grow and the first Bloomer was conceptualized. She began to develop her planters into an object which could hold soil, a larger plant and present the playful nature of her personality.

Zoe, an Oregon College of Art and Craft graduate, was excited when her former classmate, Joe Gibson approached with the idea of developing the Bloomer into a product for market. Joe and partner Dylan Lynch, make up Revolution Design House, a Portland based start-up team focusing on the development of American Design. At RDH their goal is simple; help American designers and makers bring their product through production and on to market, all while manufacturing as local as possible.

We need your help to get the Bloomer planter through our final round of prototyping and into our first run of manufacturing. The funds will go towards two separate ceramic production molds, along with our first runs of the two hanging systems. The fabric hangers will be made from 100% Hemp fabric sewn and assembled in Portland, Oregon along with our metal bracket which will be laser cut, bent, and powder coated in Portland as well. Our goal is to get the manufacturing underway and release the product at Dwell on Design on June 22, 2012, with our Kickstarter units being shipped in August. Your contribution is appreciated, and honestly goes towards the momentum of growing American design. Buy local, “love what you own”.

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SHIPPING:

All shipping in the lower 48 states will be covered in the price of your Bloomer or logo bottle opener. All shipping outside lower 48, including international shipping will be on a case by case basis. An email will follow your pledge with shipping rates and info.

WHO IS DOING THE PRODUCTION?

Ceramic production: Mudshark Studios - Portland, Oregon.     http://mudsharkstudios.org/ 

Sewing production: Portland Garment Factory - Portland, Oregon.    http://portlandgarmentfactory.com/ 

INSTALLATION:

Ease of use and installation were big factors while creating the "Bloomer". Our two hanging options are both based on simple screw mount systems. Either screw into a stud under the drywall or first install a drywall anchor. For outdoor use, simply install your mount to a hardy wall.

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    #3 VOTE FOR IVORY:
    People's choice color nomination number three (Ivory). Cast your vote and decide our fourth color. If you help choose the winning color, you get the option of purchasing the winning color Bloomer at the discounted Kickstarter price.

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    Great for summer relaxation! Donate to the cause and get a special edition Revolution Design House "asterisk" bottle opener key chain. Cut from scrap steel left over from production of the steel wall mounts. Simple clean design, ergonomic handling.

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    EARLY BIRD REWARD. Metal "Slim" Bloomer.
    Early bird Kickstarter special!!
    Be the first to get our "Slim" Bloomer, our most streamlined metal wall mount. Your choice of color.
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    EARLY BIRD REWARD. Hand sewn "Hempster" Bloomer with rope hanging system.
    The original Bloomer model comes to your home, a chance to hang your favorite plant from this stylish wall hung planter. Your choice of color. U.S. shipping included, international backers check our FAQ for shipping costs.

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    EARLY BIRD REWARD. Metal "Blossom" Bloomer.
    Be the first to get our "Blossom" Bloomer, a beautiful laser cut Cherry blossom wall mount. Your choice of color.
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    KICKSTARTER PRICE SPECIAL. Pre-order your choice of Bloomer. Choose either of our metal options, the "Slim" or the "Blossom", or pick the original styling of the "Hempster" Bloomer. All come with your choice of color. U.S. shipping included, international backers check our FAQ for shipping costs.

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    SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE "BLOSSOM" BLOOMER.
    As a special for Kickstarter we are offering a limited number of metal wall mount "Blossom" hangers featuring two Bloomers. Hang your favorite plants side by side. Your choice of color. U.S. shipping included, international backers check our FAQ for shipping costs.

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    CUSTOM DESIGNED METAL WALL MOUNT.
    You join the design team with the chance to work hand and hand with Zoe Umholtz, as the two of you design the Bloomer of your dreams. Include as many as five "Bloomer" mounts in one system. (some size restrictions apply) . U.S. shipping included, international backers check our FAQ for shipping costs.

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