Hello from Brooklyn, NY!
Thanks to you the Kickstarter project for ThePresent changed my life. To date, I've produced 3000 'presents' and to the best of my knowledge, ThePresent is 'on' in no less than 48 countries.
The MoMA Design Store purchased the last of my clocks this past November and I've stepped back to consider what's next.
With ThePresent that you own, we have four days per year where our clock lines up.
And each year, I have a few people reach out on December 21st asking why it's at the top already and not even New Years Day yet...
January First is slightly to the right of center.
This past December I had an insight that has evolved into a design that celebrates
New Years Day itself.
I'm calling it ThePresent: New Year Edition
You know that feeling you get on New Years Day when you have a unique perspective on the past year, while also being able to look forward to all that is possible in the year ahead? It's inspiring, it's liberating and it's a shame it only lasts one day.
By taking a single color and spreading evenly across time, I hope to inspire that same liberating 'anything is possible' feeling throughout the entire year.
I've also always wanted to offer ThePresent in different colors but I wanted a philosophical reason for doing it. A reason that made sense for ThePresent and could expand what is possible for a 365 day timepiece.
I've chosen a base set of colors in a palette designed to be minimal and to suit any interior decor. These are graphic interpretations of the final colors. I'll receive the final prototype prints on April 5th.
The German engineered movement itself will not change. It will still mark each Solstice and Equinox throughout the year at all the right angles but I believe this edition will open up ThePresent for many more people in an exciting way.
While creating prototypes of the New Year Edition, I realized that I could align that New Year Dateline to ANY DAY OF THE YEAR.
So the default will be New Years Day but there will also be a CUSTOM OPTION where I can have the dateline fixed to any day you want to celebrate.
The idea here, is to...
- I'll be launching a new Kickstarter campaign for
- ThePresent: New Year Edition
- on Tuesday April 26th, 2016
In the upcoming weeks I'll be sharing updates with you on the body type of this new edition as well as the unique new design of the hand.
If you've read this far, thank you!
1. Would you consider writing at least one sentence about the Primary Benefit of living with ThePresent for the past few years?
2. You are one of the first people in history to live with a 365 day clock so your insights are invaluable.
ONE LAST THING: 2 AA batteries should last up to 4 years, so for a lot of you you'll be changing batteries next year. If you have ANY ISSUES at ALL with your clock, PLEASE EMAIL ME at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to take care of whatever problem you may have. I'm dedicated to making sure ThePresent works properly and lasts as long as possible.