The Smelters are Smelting, the Workers are Casting, and our Factory is Back in Full Swing!
Thanks for being patient with us as we waited through the lunar new year celebration--it's over!
Skip down to the next section if you just want the quick... Read more
Video Update: Production Samples in Action!
A little "hello" from us and a peek at both spoons below!
And for those of you who want to see them a little closer, here you go:... Read more
PS: Production Sample Photos
Hi again Backers!
Most of the photos of our production samples slipped out of today's update - here they are!
These are some great shots to show off the... Read more
Production Samples Have Arrived!
Happy New Year!
We are very happy indeed, as we received some beautiful production samples on Monday!
Last month we posted that the factory was running into some issues... Read more
Sneak Peak at Production Samples!
Here's a mini-update all the way from our factory in China: a first look at some sleek looking production samples!
While these haven't yet been shipped to... Read more
Meet Our Factory!
This week has been a momentous one for us, as we're finally over the hurdle of the second factory-finding phase. We've contracted with a forging factory in Shenzhen,... Read more
The Long Hello
Our October has been packed with Standard Spoon business, and though I've been waiting for the final, signed, purchase-order-has-been-placed, no-turning back point to write an update, we're still not there... Read more
"Never, never, never give in!" - Winston Churchill
Thanks for being patient with us this last month as we've been working through the next stage of manufacturing. Our last update described how we were providing 3D... Read more
Update on Samples and 3D Printing the Spoons
It's time for our monthly update! Last update included photos of the first samples we received from the factory, and since then, we have gone through two additional... Read more
First Spoon Samples & the Casting Process
On Monday we received our first handmade samples from the factory.
We are using casting as our manufacturing process, which has been our intent from the beginning. Casting... Read more
Surveys, Shirts, and Samples are on their way!
Hey Backers! About 80% of you have completed your surveys through BackerKit - thank you! The rest of you are receiving reminder emails; please help us complete our address... Read more
BackerKit Surveys Sent
We just sent you project surveys through BackerKit, a handy tool we'll be using to keep all our information orderly.
Please complete the survey questions, and use the... Read more
Prototypes for our Benefactors
Shawn Michael has finished your prototypes!
During the time the Kickstarter project was funding, we discovered that the torch we owned at home didn't get quite hot enough... Read more
Design Lovers - Gimme The Details
Hey Backers and Fans,
We visited with our design engineer again today (our third visit) and are excited to say that the final files are almost finished! When we started... Read more
Faces of Talent & Love
Hey Backers & Fans!
We've been funded for a little over a week, and Shawn Michael and I have been enjoying a little post-Kickstarter malaise. We hustled every day of... Read more
You Did It!
Thanks to all of our backers and the Kickstarter community, Standard Spoon will be able to begin the next leg of our journey: manufacturing!
When we passed our goal of... Read more
2 Days Left to Fund the ART OF THE SPOON
Now that Kickstarter has started counting down our funding deadline in HOURS instead of DAYS, we're acutely aware that the end is near. We are so close! We're... Read more
Standard Spoon in San Francisco! Feb 20-22
Hi Backers & Future Backers,
We are very excited to announce we'll be in San Francisco this week to finish off the campaign! We've been working with Rob Easter of... Read more
Shirts, Shout-Outs, and Spirits
Hey Backers & Future Backers! Checking in with a few milestones:
We just added a legit t-shirt as a new reward tier, and at a GREAT price that won't... Read more
Shaken or Stirred? Stats & Sipping Sugestions
With 10 days left in our campaign, a few of you have expressed some concern over our funding progress. We’re not that worried! Kickstarter campaigns typically have the... Read more
Spotlight on the Standard Classic
First, we're Halfway through the project, and 50% funded! Thanks to all you charming folk.
We thought the Standard Classic needed a little attention, so we posted this on our... Read more
Industry Peeps & Two of our Favorite Bartenders
First, we've had some questions about backers wanting to purchase additional spoons. You can do this by selecting “Manage My Pledge” and adjusting the Pledge Amount. Just add $25 to... Read more
Thanks Early Backers! A Few Things to Share
We're in Day 5 of our campaign, and thanks to all of you early backers, the project is over 30% funded!
A Note on Funding Goals
When the campaign hits... Read more