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Offline STUDIOBLB

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[IC] GMK Soyamilk | Colours Updated and New Kit Renders!
« on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 16:49:45 »


GMK SOYAMILK

A refreshing set thatís straight out of your childhood lunch box and afternoon snacks. A heartfelt homage to the soyamilk that we grew up with and remember fondly.
We drew inspiration from a vintage soyamilk drink box from an era long before our time, hoping to provide a throwback aesthetic that resonates with our childhood.


Please fill out our NEW IC form!

GROUP BUY INFO
We are thrilled to announce that GMK Soyamilk will be going to group buy in Q4 of 2021, and that we will be working with CannonKeys as our lead vendor!
Precise group buy start date to be confirmed in the near future.


VENDORS
Soyamilk fans around the world rejoice! We have a few vendors for you, and we are so excited to work with all of them on this project!

US: CannonKeys
CA: Mech.Land
EU: myKeyboard.eu
UK: Proto[Typist]
OCE: Daily Clack
CN: zFrontier
HK: Kibou
KR: Swagkeys
SEA: Monokei


KITS

Basekit - 'the classic'


Novelties - 'hudson store'


Latin Alphas - 'less sugar'

Because of our shared Asian roots in this project, we feel strongly about having Cangjie sublegends in our basekit.

Accent Kit - 'extra straws'



We have also been discussing the potential of adding a 40s kit, but demand has been low.
THIS KIT IS EXTREMELY TENTATIVE!




That being said, please fill out our NEW IC form and let us know if you feel strongly about alternative kitting!


RENDERS


U80a by Rama Works, render by Entity.


U80a by Rama Works


Harbour ó港口 by Kibou, render by Chung


COLOURS

Here is the colour palette that we chose for the set. We decided to limit custom colours to only the blue and the beige, leaving the white and red as GMK stock colours.



We picked RAL 260 50 25 and 1015 respectively after colour matching to inspiration material.

Check out some colour comparisons with other sets that use blues and beiges:





DESKMATS
Coming Soon

CHANGE LOG
2021.05.21
All of our international vendors have been confirmed!

Updated kitting released! You guys sure filled out a lot of IC forms, and we did our best to accommodate!

-Basekit now has better ISO support, F13, and full Alice and Arisu compatibility.
-ISO users get novelties too!
-Small keyboards donít have to get left out, please give us feedback on our Extensions Kit if you really need it!
-Quite a few of you asked for Latin alphas, and we are pleased to unveil the Latin Alphas kit.
We still stand by our choice to leave Cangjie sublegends as the default alphas in our basekit, as it stays true to our chosen theme and our personal heritage.

Please be sure to fill out our NEW IC form so we can gather your feedback on our new kitting!

Big thanks to Entity. for whipping up some awesome renders!

2021.05.26
Minor changes to kitting
-Changed 2.5u spacebar in the 40s kit to be an additional 2.0u spacebar

2021.06.07
Colour update!
-We have chosen a new blue for the kit to more closely match the shade of blue that you can see in the old kit renders
-Blue is now RAL 260 50 25 instead of RAL 5023
-While working on our other renders, we noticed that the shades of our colours were not matching the vision we had from our original kits, so we have adjusted the blue to better fit our preferences
-Check out our new kit renders and let us know how you feel!




TO DO LIST
-Gather feedback from NEW IC form
-Finalize deskmat designs
-Reach out to artisans for collabs


CONTACT
Please fill out our NEW IC form!
Do you make artisans and want to do a collab? Please give us a shout at studioblb.co@gmail.com
Join us on Discord!


SPECIAL THANKS
NintendoNoNo
Kriegar
IV Works
m1w
ImperfectLink
Chung
Break
Entity.

And a massive thank you to grundlemere for pioneering the Cangjie sublegends for the keyboard community!
As designers of Chinese heritage, we can't express enough gratitude and appreciation for bringing this part of our culture to the hobby.



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Offline CoinStorm

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 16:53:23 »
looking amazing! cant wait!



Offline Ustinj

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 16:54:23 »
Like it!

Offline apexshikari

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 16:58:18 »
Perfecto


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Offline darthcapn

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 16:59:09 »
Looks good! The colorscheme is quite calming. I wish gmk production times were better I have a keeb incoming that'd look good with this set!

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Offline retainerbox

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:06:51 »
Cute!! Possibility for a soy bean novelty? Disregard, I am blind apparently. :D Any 40% kits in the plans??
   
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Offline kinyth

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:11:35 »
like it! filled out the IC!
« Last Edit: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:22:29 by kinyth »

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:17:44 »
Now I have to go to H-Mart or something and get some soyamilk.

Offline Afresh

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:27:28 »
Reminds me of epbt origami and I like it  :thumb:
« Last Edit: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:32:53 by Afresh »

Offline Klonndor

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:33:27 »
"Because of our shared Asian roots in this projectweebs giving us money, we feel strongly about having Cangjie sublegends in our basekit."

FTFY


Canjie legends are chinese characters
« Last Edit: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:43:58 by Klonndor »

Offline convoliution

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:34:13 »
Love the colors! Very evocative of the theme.

If this Cangjie train keeps picking up steam (and I hope it does), we're gonna need a new term to affectionately sit beside "weeb" and "Koreaboo".

Offline ZongZiWang

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:34:14 »
Love the sublengends!

Also in case of split spacebars, is it possible to include two alpha color Alice spacebars in the base kit?
« Last Edit: Sun, 09 May 2021, 20:07:14 by ZongZiWang »

Offline ambulated

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:35:21 »
The colors are great and the novelties are done so well--looking forward to seeing more :)

Offline jollyeskimo

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:53:35 »
Love the Vitasoy nostalgia on the novelties


Offline matthewdias

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 18:06:17 »
Cute. Would love to see 3-key 40s support in base

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Offline LaserCrafter

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 19:29:51 »
you know, i thought that it was a combination of the rama keyboard colors. glwic.

Offline Ustinj

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 19:51:39 »
"Because of our shared Asian roots in this projectweebs giving us money, we feel strongly about having Cangjie sublegends in our basekit."

FTFY


Canjie legends are chinese characters

Sealed in history, nicely done lol

@OP - Personally I prefer alpha-colored spacebars and I think some others also probably follow, since it's the default. For spacebars kit, will regular-colored spacebars be avail?

Offline 8idl

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 19:52:21 »
Love the inspiration for this set - hits me right in the feels...and I have to ask - does the BLB stand for pineapple bun?

Offline jagger27

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 20:16:39 »
Finally some good looking clever novelties that aren’t just boring line art. I really appreciate the effort.

Edit: yeah the space bar kit should have alpha coloured splits. I wouldn’t bother putting more than one 6U bar in it though. Just one white one.
« Last Edit: Sun, 09 May 2021, 20:29:15 by jagger27 »

Offline Dotnick

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 20:53:25 »
1. Is the R4 branch novelty design supposed to be of dry soy? If so, that's not really what it looks like from what I can tell. If it's wheat, then the design makes a bit more sense.

2. Doing just one form of Cangjie (simplified vs traditional) has some unfortunate and deep political implications, you sort of have to run both to not come off like a ****. Or offer the necessary interchangeable keys for each style in one base kit.

Offline convoliution

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 21:34:52 »
Doing just one form of Cangjie (simplified vs traditional) has some unfortunate and deep political implications, you sort of have to run both to not come off like a ****. Or offer the necessary interchangeable keys for each style in one base kit.

I hope to not overstep anything here, but as a counterpoint: Based on the clear visual inspiration from Vitasoy, I think (emphasis on "think") it's acceptable to focus on sublegends bearing the official script of where that company is located.

That said, I agree it would be nice to offer interchangeable keys for those who would prefer it.

Offline Mr Chrome

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 22:00:14 »
This is a really nice set with some awesome themed novelties! If I didn't have Fuyu, I would definitely cop. I might cave for the novelties...

Offline MichelKami

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 23:20:14 »
Yes yes yes. Please and thanks lol

Offline STUDIOBLB

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 23:33:34 »
Doing just one form of Cangjie (simplified vs traditional) has some unfortunate and deep political implications, you sort of have to run both to not come off like a ****. Or offer the necessary interchangeable keys for each style in one base kit.

We elected to only have Cangjie on the alphas to be as versatile and inclusive as possible, while paying homage to our own heritage. Since these keys are the same for both traditional and simplified, we thought that it would eliminate the need for multiple kits.

Additionally, just to clarify for some other comments/feedback, Cangjie is used for Chinese, and Hirigana is for Japanese, they are not the same language.

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 23:47:28 »
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Offline hali

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 23:56:14 »
cute cute

Offline doggo1dance

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 00:01:18 »
"Because of our shared Asian roots in this projectweebs giving us money, we feel strongly about having Cangjie sublegends in our basekit."

FTFY


how is cangjie weeb? y'all complaining about weeb sets but cant differentiate the difference between sublengends lmao. what a joke

Offline Krolyk

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 00:27:30 »
This is amazing I'm sold!

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Offline Cowmovie4

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 01:08:07 »
Damn, the Keep Refrigerated enters, the overall theme, the creamy color with blue legends? This set is hot, and now you've got me considering looking for a board to match it! Good Luck! Hope to see this reach GB and MOQ!
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Offline Litch0617

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 01:20:08 »
latin alpha plz

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 01:40:30 »
Wouldn't mind seeing this set as ePBT. Colors are spot on.

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 01:42:51 »
how is cangjie weeb? y'all complaining about weeb sets but cant differentiate the difference between sublengends lmao. what a joke

Too bad someone who quoted me, didn't use all of it, with "obvious /s" at the end. I'll restrain my usage of sarcasm.

Offline vocal118

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 02:54:13 »
LATIN BASE,PLS

Offline ghostwriter

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 04:28:51 »
It is awsome!!!
Latin base please!!!
However, there are likes and dislikes depending on the Sublegends.
Consider more people's tastes.
I'm rooting for you.


Offline kiwoli

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 04:36:45 »
Instant cop.

Malt flavour in round 2 please.

Offline chung

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 05:07:27 »
nice vita soy <3

Offline scribblingdays

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 07:42:15 »
how is cangjie weeb? y'all complaining about weeb sets but cant differentiate the difference between sublengends lmao. what a joke

Too bad someone who quoted me, didn't use all of it, with "obvious /s" at the end. I'll restrain my usage of sarcasm.

Sorry, I don't mean to intrude, but I saw the comment too and I kept a record of it because it was kinda offensive; and I see that you have changed it now. But, here was the original comment, it definitely did not have 'sarcasm' in it.

https://imgur.com/a/p8yFxcJ
« Last Edit: Mon, 10 May 2021, 07:45:29 by scribblingdays »

Offline shirokori

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 07:44:17 »
I consume way too much of these when it was lunchtime. Definitely interested!

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 08:14:40 »
definitely. soy me up.

Offline see

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 08:55:13 »
Some questions about kitting:

- ne f13
- why are there arrows in your spacebar kit? shouldn't accent be in base?

other than that, the kits looks solid and i love vitasoy. good set.

Offline retainerbox

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 09:42:07 »
Now that I've had a day to actually take it in/think about it, my 2 cents.

I'd also love a latin set with no sublegends. And maybe alternative spacebars accent in red? Also would like to see the kits more broken up in general to reduce pricing - no number kit in base in particular.  I'd love even more options in the novelties kit, maybe a brown novelty for the malted flavour. I agree with some of the other comment, a bit odd to have the arrows in the spacebar kit. :)
   
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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 09:50:22 »
Slight resemblance of GMK Birch in renders. Iso support seems off... 1u SB would be nice for proper 3-1-3 support, pls label kit renders as well. Hard to tell sizes in spacebar kit.
Glwic!

Offline summerqm

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 10:31:52 »
What a nostalgia set and the cream color is so refreshing <3

I've submitted a response to the IC form but just want to chime in with my two cents here:
- The blue on vitasoy is a darker blue (just grabbed one from the pantry and checked), so while the lighter blue is very aesthetically pleasing, it doesn't hit me hard with the nostalgia So I originally typed this (and entered my IC form with this) and after digging up some other pictures for reference, I also realized there's a less sugar version that comes with the lighter blue color, so now I am torn lol..
- The novelty designs are A++++++, great job on those!!
- I am a bit sad that this is a GMK set (higher price point, longer wait time), was hoping maybe other manufacturers can bring this set to life faster (and cheaper)
- I really love the cream colored keys with blue legend on the mods (and thank you for icon mods <3), would love to see an alt alpha (maybe latin based) with cream keys and blue legend to match mods.

Also this is a long shot but I am saying it out loud anyways -- I LOVE all Vitasoy flavors!! It would be super cool if there could be a bunch of 1u keys with different flavors, like a light brown/dark brown one for malt, lavender/brown for coconut, beige/brown for chocolate, black/grey for black soy, light green/dark green for melon -- inspiration: https://imgur.com/a/TRUdHq4 -- yes, this will make a very expensive novelty set if done with GMK (so hopefully other manus can be considered?)...

Offline antsinyourpants

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 10:53:19 »
Ahhhh the Hong Konger in me is screaming a little inside. If I don't get in on this I don't think I could call myself one anymore.

Offline antsinyourpants

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:01:12 »
Doing just one form of Cangjie (simplified vs traditional) has some unfortunate and deep political implications, you sort of have to run both to not come off like a ****. Or offer the necessary interchangeable keys for each style in one base kit.

I hope to not overstep anything here, but as a counterpoint: Based on the clear visual inspiration from Vitasoy, I think (emphasis on "think") it's acceptable to focus on sublegends bearing the official script of where that company is located.

That said, I agree it would be nice to offer interchangeable keys for those who would prefer it.

Well said! Not everything has to be political, it just goes with the theme of the set.
« Last Edit: Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:04:59 by antsinyourpants »

Offline El_Jackador

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:02:31 »
Its like a nice tasty bento :)

Offline atlanticise

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:07:49 »
Love at first sight!

Offline PradyXT

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:08:27 »
I love the novelties! Can't wait to see the deskmat designs.

Offline P103

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:11:00 »
Really love the concept but please include F13 in the base kit.

Offline pocketfresh

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Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:13:13 »
The colorway of this set is incredible to me.  The novelties are great.

I'm just an Ohio boy and so I don't have a nostalgic connection to soyamilk from my childhood and even my conversion away from dairy didn't involve that much of it either.  That being said I am an oatmilk (and alt-milk) boy and this colorway feels a lot like the modern oatmilk branding that I'm familiar with (Oatly, Califia Barista blend both are cream colored and have light blue branding).

Latin alphas fit better in my specific case, as well as some other American alt-milkers who don't have a connection from childhood, and as such would maybe be worth offering as an add-on alphas kit.  Priority should definitely go to your design intention.  Keeping keycap designs personal is the way to do it, imo, and for that reason I love this design as a whole.