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[IC] Botanical Divination Deskmat | 05/26 Update!
« on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 21:31:34 »
Botanical Divination Deskmats



Hello Geekhack! My name is isoforms and this is my debut deskmat design.

As my first ever large-scale artistic project ever, Botanical Divination is a series of deskmats that combine delicate floral linework along with magical elements in a style that evokes antique books. When designing this, I wanted to have something on my desk that could frame my keyboard, complement elegant glassware craft beer or whiskey during late nights at my computer, or act as a soft surface when journaling with my fountain pen.

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Renders


KRK Render of the Nemui by Bachoo in Lavander with the Vibrant Mystic, QWERTY Variant


KRK Render of the RAMA Works U80-A in Port with the Monochrome Mystic, QWERTY Variant

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The Selection

May 26, 2021 Update: After looking over the results of the IC and talking with the main vendor for this deskmat (TheKey.Company), we settled on 4 variants for this deskmat: two inspired by beautiful stationery, and two spirit/talking board variants according to the common QWERTY keyboard layout. If you're interested in looking at the previous selection, check the Imgur link at the end of this section!

Currently, there are a total of 8 different variants for this deskmat: two inspired by beautiful stationery, and six spirit or talking board variants according to the common QWERTY, COLEMAK, and DVORAK keyboard layouts.

Imgur Library: https://imgur.com/a/lne9Iw6

269255-0 269257-1
269259-2 269261-3

Previous Library of Variants: https://imgur.com/a/ERjMRm3

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Feedback

All feedback and comments about this design are welcome!
Feel free to leave them in this thread, in the IC form, or in one of the other cross-postings that I've linked below.

Interest Check Form: https://forms.gle/NEiXbdTpQUKXP7rm8

You can also follow the channel for this project in the Keycraft Collective Discord Server for updates!

Keycraft Collective Discord Server: https://discord.gg/YMqQEXH7sW

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Cross-Postings
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Reddit Post: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/lkhtyo/ic_botanical_divination_deskmat/
Instagram Post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLUlqY_BxIO/

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Specifications

* 900 x 400 x 3 mm
* Stitched Edging
* Cloth Surface
* Rubber Bottom
* Machine Washable

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Sale & Vendor Information

United States (US): TheKey.Company
Canada (CA): AshKeebs
Europe (EU): Proto[Typist]
Asia (AS): TBD
Oceana (OC): TBD

If you would like to be a vendor for this mat, please DM isoforms#4293 on Discord.

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Contact

Discord: isoforms#4293
Instagram: @iso.forms
Reddit: u/mfrag

Thank you for checking out my interest check posting!

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Update Log

02/16/2021: AshKeebs was added as the vendor for Canada!
02/20/2021: Proto[Typist] was added as the vendor for Europe!
02/28/2021: Added renders of the deskmat with the RAMA Works U80-A and the Lavander Nemui by Bachoo
03/12/2021: TheKey.Company was added as the vendor for the United States!
05/26/2021: Finalized set of designs and deskmats are currently being prototyped by TheKey.Company!

« Last Edit: Wed, 26 May 2021, 23:33:29 by isoforms »

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Re: [IC] Botanical Divination
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 21:32:34 »
I do enjoy

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Re: [IC] Botanical Divination Deskmat
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 22:10:26 »
looks so niceee

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Re: [IC] Botanical Divination Deskmat
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 22:34:35 »
Really dig this, nice to see the other layouts represented too!

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Re: [IC] Botanical Divination Deskmat
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 00:20:18 »
As a 40s user, the numbers trigger me.


Jk lmao I love these so much! Definitely in for at least two
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Re: [IC] Botanical Divination Deskmat
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 00:32:52 »
As a 40s user, the numbers trigger me.


Jk lmao I love these so much! Definitely in for at least two

A fun fact is that I'm slowly transitioning to be a 40s user ;)
(Currently debating if I should get a Planck or Levinson as my next keyboard!!)

Also thanks for the comment!! Glad to see that other people are interested in this design!

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Re: [IC] Botanical Divination Deskmat | 02/28 Update! Renders added!
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 22:50:15 »
I was able to make some renders using the Keyboard Render Kit by ImperfectLink to see how the mat is able to frame keyboards and... wowza! It turned out better than I thought!

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Re: [IC] Botanical Divination Deskmat | 02/28 Update! Renders added!
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 23:30:37 »
It's been a while since I've given updates on this project! Here are some updates:

  • After going through the comments from the IC and talking things over with TheKey.Company, we've decided to go with a total of four designs for this deskmat.
  • The Fresh Parchment design has been updated so that it matches the darker parchment scheme as the rest of the deskmats!
  • After a long, long process of making sure my design files are in the correct format, the deskmats are now on the queue for prototyping!

I've also updated the main post to reflect these changes, and I've also added a link to the Keycraft Collective Discord Server! Here's the link if you're interested: https://discord.gg/YMqQEXH7sW. If you sign up for the Discord, you can find updates for this project under the #botanical-divination-deskmat channel.
« Last Edit: Wed, 26 May 2021, 23:33:46 by isoforms »

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Re: [IC] Botanical Divination Deskmat | 05/26 Update!
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 23:35:49 »
 For my own selfish reasons I will be picking this deskmat up to go with the set I'm making now. This looks so PERFECT!

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Re: [IC] Botanical Divination Deskmat | 05/26 Update!
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 28 May 2021, 22:10:43 »
very cool, reminds me of a ouija board