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[IC] Sushi menu desk mat | GB now live
« on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 06:16:17 »

Sushi menu desk mat GB now live.
See vendors list bellow.


We had a warm response from some people regarding my wifes design for a desk mat. We had talked about doing something creative together for the keyboard community for a while, we are both avid clackers. So we have setup this interest check to see if this is something we could make reality.

My wife is a professional illustrator so I think her designs have a special flair. Everything she does is original and fresh. We want to start small so we thought a desk mat design would be best. In future we hope expand into other products.

The group buy is now live. You can order form the vendors bellow.



Vendors
Kono - US - https://kono.store/products/sushi-deskmats

Zion Studios - ASIA - https://zionstudios.ph/product/sushi-deskmats/

Desk Hero - CANADA - https://www.deskhero.ca/products/deskmat-sushi

Daily Clack - AU - https://dailyclack.com/products/sushi-deskmat

My Keyboard - EU - https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/sushi-deskmats_445/

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 06:24:09 »
Yummy.


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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 06:31:45 »
Yummy.

I forgot to mention.

With regards to the Japanese on the desk mat, we have been thinking about how we might be able to add a small card with the product, like the inlay you get with a box of chocolates. This would translate the name of the Sushi along with a little description of what the ingredients are. We have been talking to producers about if this is possible. It might raise the cost of the product by 0.50-1.00USD. Alternative is we will consider redesigning with both English and Japanese. This has been done already but we are not 100% happy with how it looks currently.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 06:46:37 »
cuuute

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 06:59:37 »
love itt  :cool:

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 07:20:51 »
I forgot to mention.

With regards to the Japanese on the desk mat, we have been thinking about how we might be able to add a small card with the product, like the inlay you get with a box of chocolates. This would translate the name of the Sushi along with a little description of what the ingredients are. We have been talking to producers about if this is possible. It might raise the cost of the product by 0.50-1.00USD. Alternative is we will consider redesigning with both English and Japanese. This has been done already but we are not 100% happy with how it looks currently.

I like it with japanese legends, and the small chocolate-box-like card sounds like a great idea!

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 08:17:48 »
+1

Also, my personal choice would be A instead of D but IMO they all look good!

I forgot to mention.

With regards to the Japanese on the desk mat, we have been thinking about how we might be able to add a small card with the product, like the inlay you get with a box of chocolates. This would translate the name of the Sushi along with a little description of what the ingredients are. We have been talking to producers about if this is possible. It might raise the cost of the product by 0.50-1.00USD. Alternative is we will consider redesigning with both English and Japanese. This has been done already but we are not 100% happy with how it looks currently.

I like it with japanese legends, and the small chocolate-box-like card sounds like a great idea!

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 10:32:51 »
Thank you all for the feedback and advice.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 11:41:56 »
This is a fantastic design.

If the background is dark and the text remains Japanese then I will absolutely buy this.
...maybe even buy multiple.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 12:29:13 »
This is a great design but I am afraid it would consistently and constantly make me hungry.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 12:40:43 »
This can act as a menu the next time I'll want to order sushi.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 13:56:07 »
very cool. unagi 4 life

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 13:59:46 »
very cool! interested

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 14:14:38 »
NICE i might get one for my sushi loving brother Thanks for making it
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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 14:24:20 »
Nice! In for one. Would love option A. The light blue makes all the pieces stand out and pop.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 15:25:55 »
Would be in for pink.

Also love the card idea!

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 17:01:21 »
I appreciate that the mat has some real nigiris on there. Akagai, kohada, shako? Yeah I am in. This will be my office deskmat.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 19:00:54 »
I appreciate that the mat has some real nigiris on there. Akagai, kohada, shako? Yeah I am in. This will be my office deskmat.

My wife and I are very fond of Sushi but she especially has a lot of respect for the art. A family friend of ours is a 3rd generation Itamae. He approved also. :)

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 19:01:33 »
Not too sure if anyone knows the answer to this but what keyboard is rendered in the pics, and why does it have 5 extra keys on the nav section?  :D

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 19:36:43 »
Not too sure if anyone knows the answer to this but what keyboard is rendered in the pics, and why does it have 5 extra keys on the nav section?  :D

It is a design I made myself. Extra keys are just for whatever I want, media, layers. Not produced yet, but I am going to CNC one for myself next weekend.
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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 21:20:28 »
Not too sure if anyone knows the answer to this but what keyboard is rendered in the pics, and why does it have 5 extra keys on the nav section?  :D

It is a design I made myself. Extra keys are just for whatever I want, media, layers. Not produced yet, but I am going to CNC one for myself next weekend.

Huh interesting. not seen a keyboard that has that layout so I'll be looking forward to the finished image of it
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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 22:08:34 »
Yes, I have done the PCB design and the case design myself. I will post images on the forum when finished.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 22:14:09 »
So good, personally love B and F as color options

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 23:33:08 »
Instant cop for me

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 05:37:26 »
So good, personally love B and F as color options

If you would like to play a part in the color choices you can leave a reaction on the announcements channel in our discord -  https://discord.gg/wmEWJuu3gb

Instant cop for me

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 15:15:40 »
Looks pretty nice

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 08:15:35 »

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 09:27:21 »
Oo big fan of sushii

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 11:01:18 »
Be dope if this could be made into a gaming mouse pad too like the sakura one which used the aqua control from xray pads

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 18:43:20 »
Be dope if this could be made into a gaming mouse pad too like the sakura one which used the aqua control from xray pads

I will see if this is a possibility.
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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 19:19:59 »
This is awesome would love to buy one!


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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 20:12:04 »
This is pretty darn nice. Will pick one up.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 21:37:29 »
This is pretty darn nice. Will pick one up.
This is awesome would love to buy one!

Thank you everyone who has left a message. Be sure to fill out the IC for updates on the GB launch.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 07:23:01 »
We have contacted a few vendors and are waiting on replies now. Thank you for all the IC submissions.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 20:26:15 »
We have found a few interested proxy vendors for USA now, we will update with news once we have full confirmation.

We are still looking for EU/UK proxies.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 22:49:19 »
This is cute, I'm a fan of sushi especially Ikura and Otoro, but personally, I think the deskmat is a little too crowded, maybe reduce the amount of sushi down a little? give them some space in between.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 17 February 2021, 05:25:29 »
This is cute, I'm a fan of sushi especially Ikura and Otoro, but personally, I think the deskmat is a little too crowded, maybe reduce the amount of sushi down a little? give them some space in between.

Thanks for the feedback, ill talk to Tana about it. Maybe we can do an alternate version depending on what happens with talks with vendors/proxies and how many color variations we end up on. Ill tag you if something happens along your idea.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 04:02:09 »
Im in for this, love the design for every sushi!!  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 20 February 2021, 05:56:21 »
Im in for this, love the design for every sushi!!  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Thanks!

 Should be updating with some news soon.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 22:28:33 »
Soon tm

Should be updating with some news soon.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 19:41:47 »
I am sorry about the delay on updates.

We are still working on relationships with vendors for the group buy. We want to do things the right way and not rush, so please allow us a little more time.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 20:18:38 »
Vendor news update.

We have secured some vendors for the GB, we are still in talks with more vendors for AU/EU/UK and will update on that here when that is all final. GB dates to be announce soon also.

So far we will be running The Sushi Menu Desk mat with
Kono - US - https://kono.store/
Zion Studios - ASIA - https://zionstudios.ph/
Desk Hero - CANADA - https://www.deskhero.ca/

Sorry about the slow progress, but good news is the GB will be running :)

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 08:03:42 »
I need.

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 11:32:50 »
Will you consider Yushakobo as a vendor especially for  Japan-based buyers or you recommend to just go to zion-studios?

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 24 March 2021, 20:30:23 »
love this definitely buy one or two 

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 20:11:57 »
Thanks for all the positive feedback, pointers, recommendations and advice offered by everyone. The GB is now live!

You can check some more details at the vendor websites.Here is a list of vendors who are working with us on this project.

Kono - US - https://kono.store/products/sushi-deskmats

Zion Studios - ASIA - https://zionstudios.ph/product/sushi-deskmats/

Desk Hero - CANADA - https://www.deskhero.ca/products/deskmat-sushi

Daily Clack - AU - https://dailyclack.com/products/sushi-deskmat

My Keyboard - EU - https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/sushi-deskmats_445/

You can join our discord for any questions and to get news on new designs and products made by Tana and myself at Kyoto Keyboard. https://discord.com/invite/FpUmk9S62e

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Re: [IC] Sushi menu desk mat | GB now live
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 08:37:36 »
Love this design, nice work! ^-^ I've just joined the group buy with the UK vendor - thought I'd link it here in case there are any other UK peeps interested (maybe I'm being blind but I can't see any mention of it on this thread!)

https://preorders.opticboards.com/product/sushi-deskmat

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« Reply #47 on: Mon, 19 April 2021, 02:29:01 »
When is expected shipping please? ETA?