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Decadent Minimalist One – Aluminum Wallet

A project in San Francisco, CA by Erik Moon

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Decadent Minimalist One: A truly minimalist, precision crafted, wallet machined from a single billet of aircraft-grade aluminum
Backers: 1375
Average Pledge Per Backer: $67

Funded: $91,893 of $5,000
Dates: Sep 23rd -> Nov 20th (59 days)
Project By: Erik Moon
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Latest News

Home Stretch Update - Super-Premium Materials & DMC Money Clip News

November 15th - via:
Hi Backers– First, thank you all for making this campaign a success! Could not have done this without my Backers! I have some good news and some update news... Please read the whole update – but definitely read to the bottom for Super Premium... (Read More)

Video Update #4: Money Clip Shots and Stretch Goal #5 details!

November 2nd - via:
Hi Backers! Please help us reach Stretch Goal #5 – $100k! You can help us by blogging about the DM1, sharing this link with your friends, Tweeting or liking our Facebook page. Any little thing you can do to spread the word will help us a lot. ... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #4 Update: More DMC Money Clip photos

October 27th - via:
Hi Backers– Just a quick Money Clip teaser... I still don't have final pricing yet – and also still working to see what metals / colors / finishes we can produce. The prototype pictured here is 303 Stainless Steel. It works well and feels good.... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3 Color Vote & Stretch Goal #4 Money Clip Update

October 26th - via:
Hi Kickstarter! Ok – I had planned to run the Stretch Goal #3 poll a little longer, but at this rate, the winner wouldn't  possibly change. The vote wasn't even close – the resounding popular color choice was RED! DM1: Yup, that's RED! Here you... (Read More)

BACKERS ONLY – Added Pair Packs & Holiday Shipping

October 19th - via:
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BACKERS ONLY – Please vote for Stretch Goal #3 and new Stretch Goal #5

October 18th - via:
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Video Update #3: 4- and 12-card Prototypes & Lots of Colors!

October 10th - via:
Hi Kickstarter! We have lots of news to share with you! First: Prototypes for the 4-card and 12-card wallets have come back and look fantastic. I was most worried about the mechanical properties and maintaining positive card retention. These... (Read More)

Video Update #2: Manufacturing Begins!

October 10th - via:
Hi Kickstarter! Machining has begun for the DM1 8-Card Aluminum Wallets! This video was shot on 7 Oct 2014 and shows the pre-production machining run of 20 wallets. The purpose of this pre-production run is to test the minor changes to the design... (Read More)

Video Update #1: How to insert / remove cards

October 5th - via:
Hi Kickstarter– Had a couple recurring questions about how to insert / remove cards from the center of the card stack. As you can see, it's really easy to insert / remove cards that are on the two outside surfaces, but what if you need access to... (Read More)

Added Stretch Goal #4: Decadent Minimalist Clip

October 2nd - via:
Hi Kickstarter– We just added the DMC money clip stretch goal. Design is complete, but I'm afraid details are still bit sketchy. I know there is a tooling cost, so I won't be able to offer it unless we can hit $50k. It's designed so you can use it... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3 Unlocked!! (and hints of Stretch Goal #4)

September 28th - via:
Kickstarter Backers – you continue to amaze me with your generosity and support! From early polling, it looks like about 10% of Backers would like additional color options. In a couple days, I'll post another poll allowing Backers to vote for... (Read More)

Backers Only Sneak Peak & Early Preferences Survey

September 26th - via:
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Cold Hard Cash...

September 25th - via:
Hi All– Thanks to all of you for your support! I've gotten several messages asking about ways to carry cash. I've stepped up my efforts to work on a cash-carrying accessory for the DM1, but I can't say for certain if it will be ready in time for... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Unlocked!!

September 24th - via:
OMG. I was certainly thinking we could get to $10k, but had no idea it would happen within 24 hours. Backers – this is all because of you. There is no way we could do this without your support. Thank you very much for your vote of confidence! I'm... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 Unlocked!!

September 24th - via:
KICKSTARTER – YOU GUYS AND GALS ROCK!! Quick update – we hit the $8000 mark, so I'm unlocking the thicker and thinner models! I will immediately get to work on the 4-card and 12-card versions of the DM1. I don't think either will be available in... (Read More)

Update #1: Thanks Backers! Color Choices, Engraving and Shipping Times

September 23rd - via:
Wow – thanks everyone for all your support. Half way to the campaign minimum and it has been less than 12 hours! Colors: There have been a couple questions about color choices and engraving. To clear things up, I wanted to post another picture with... (Read More)

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