A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Fake plants look too good. We’re fixing that.
Everyone loves plants. No one can take care of them. You’d get a fake plant, but something’s off. Does it look a little too... good? No asymmetric patterns, no broken stems, not a single brown leaf—the telltale signs of a common fake plant.
That’s why we started Slightly Browning Fake Plants, producing the most convincing fake plants on the market—and the only slightly browning fake plants anywhere.
Because who would ever doubt a slightly browning plant?
The 2 Week Vacation redefines “imitation.” It’s top-of-the-line, both in terms of quality and lack thereof.
It took enormous effort to bring a product like this to market. But after months of dedication and daydreaming, we finally convinced a manufacturer to produce it.
The final result perfectly replicates a Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) after two weeks of unwavering neglect. One plant was slightly harmed in the making of this product.
Place a 2 Week Vacation next to a real Boston Fern, and you’ll be astonished—after two weeks. Rest assured, your busy, me-first schedule will guarantee a total lack of care.
At precisely two weeks, the 2 Week Vacation will bear an uncanny resemblance to the Boston Fern in terms of both slight browning and substantial wilting. For a single moment, they will be indistinguishable.
Now, you can hold onto that moment forever. And you’ll want to because what says “success” more than perpetually looking as though you just returned from a two week vacation? Nothing.
Nothing except the 3 Week Vacation.
That’s not a fake, fake plant. That’s a real fake plant!
More product more everything
After perfecting the 2 Week Vacation, we spent many more months making sure that when you support Slightly Browning Fake Plants, you’re getting more than just a product—you’re getting a whole lifestyle.
That’s why we’ve produced several additional products that embody the spirit of the company, including the pin, the tote, the hat, and the sweater.
What drives us?
Your plant is dead. Don’t fool yourself. Don’t try watering it. And don’t you dare go out and buy another succulent. Face it: you can’t take care of plants. No one can.
But everyone should look like they can—at least at a “B” level. No one deserves the leering eye of the gardening leisure class, judging your substandard horticulture, your humiliating lack of southern exposure.
That’s what drives us at Slightly Browning Fake Plants. We aspire to bring you the highest-quality replicas of acceptable-quality plants. Because everyone's a little hurt. Everyone's a little bent. Everyone is Slightly Browning.
And everyone deserves slightly better.
They all thought it was a joke. Good. It’s a slightly serious fake plant business, and we’re the very serious real jokers running it.
Kurt will stop at nothing to make Slightly Browning Fake Plants. People want them? Great. People don’t want them? It doesn’t matter. Nothing matters to him anymore except making lots and lots of Slightly Browning Fake Plants.
Brian had everything: a bigshot job, a loving girlfriend—everything. Then he left it all behind to start a company. Then he left all that behind to start Slightly Browning Fake Plants. Now, his old investors are furious, but he doesn’t let that get to him. They’ll be banging at his door when they see all the Slightly Browning green.
Gerhardt could take it or leave it; that’s as far as he’s concerned. Slightly Browning Fake Plants? Seems as good an idea as any. Who is he to judge? Gerhardt is a moral relativist, and that makes him perfect for Slightly Browning Fake Plants, which is relatively moral.
So what if we’re not qualified to make fake plants? We’re perfectly qualified to make lifestyle.
How hard could it be to make fake plants, too? It turns out, very hard. And it’s even harder to make them slightly browning.
But we did it, and we’ve made an infinite supply of lifestyle to boot.
Logos are expensive. Sourcing and shipping product is, too. Assembly is free, but that’s because we’re doing it by hand. That takes a lot of time, and if anyone knows anything about time, it’s that it’s money. We could use a little time right now.
So give us a kick start! And enjoy the satisfaction of the 2 Week Vacation and/or the Slightly Browning lifestyle.
Don’t you deserve slightly better?
Can’t get enough Slightly Browning?
Take a look at what we have in store for the future on our website, including a real Suck-ulent, the First Apartment, and the Only-Air Plant.
Risks and challenges
Manufacturing the 2 Week Vacation requires sourcing several materials and hand assembling the final product. Because we have multiple suppliers, a delay in one chain could affect the delivery of the product. However, we've identified secondary suppliers and will work to ensure that any delay is only slight.
If the volume of orders exceeds expectations, we may also have difficulty assembling the 2 Week Vacation in time for all backers. But should the volume greatly exceed expectations, we will hire additional labor to assemble the product.
Because the accessories are highly customized, there's a relatively high lead time in fulfilling orders. If the products do not meet our standards, that could cause a delay in fulfillment. However, we've worked with our supplier to obtain samples and have encountered no issues in any of the products.
We do not foresee any problems in the final fulfillment of any orders, as we've prepared for any known risks.