Greetings all, I hope your doing well and feeling awesome!
Let me first say thank you for the incredible response and feedback to the Nouns Coffee Mugs! Big thanks to all the DAO members. Thank you for opening the door to all builders and dream chasers. Shout out to Prop House!… I wouldn’t have found this space if it were not for you.
I wanted to give you guys an update to where I am with the project. So…I found the prop house auction 2 days before the submission deadline. I was going to enter, but then I decided not to, thinking I won’t win. I had entered the coloring contest previously, and didn’t even place. But I understand why… It’s was a coloring contest, not an ART contest. But that can still leave you feeling a bit dOUNISH (did you see what I did there?)
It wasn’t until the night before (late mind you) I figured, what the heck. So I started brainstorming until I came up with the cups. I stayed up all night working on it, taking 10 min naps when I felt like passing out. Bout time I finished and uploaded my proposal, It was down to the last 10 to 30 minutes left on the submission deadline. I was listening to the Prop House twitter space at the same time while I was working. I was listening to the lead commentator speak… As I uploaded it, his speech slowed down and he paused… So I know he was seeing it come through. But I didn’t know if it was because I just missed the deadline, or he likes it. Turns out to be the later.
I never thought; I can’t bring this to life, or that it would be hard… I thought, “I can do this with 1 Eth.” I’ll do a small run, and use those funds to make more, but as I crammed 10,000 hrs of: how ceramics are made and the business of, into 1 month… I found that’s easier said than done.
The last 2 weeks, I have been coordinating and working with a manufacturer in china. When it comes to original custom mugs, the minimum order is 1000 pieces. Since the Nouns mugs come in a set of 2, that’s gonna be a total of 2000 mugs, or 1000 sets. So here I am… I come to house of Nouns seeking additional funding.
The completion and delivery date is May 10th.
Seeking 4 Eth. Should be enough to cover the cost, and have enough for contingencies, or should I have to hire someone to help, I can cover it.
The price points are:
2000 Cups: $5140.00
1000 boxing: $1250.00
Shipping: $ 500.00
“Alright Stop… Proliferate and Listen, The DAO’s Back With A brand New Mission!”
Now… Can we WALK and talk about how a Noun would walk?
Question: How would a NOUN walk if it could? Are we not our Avatars and PFPs?.. Better yet, what would a Noun wear?.. That would be a better question!
Nouners need kicks, the world needs Nouns… And kicks! I Propose a physical Nouns sneaker! The "AIR NOUNS” or “NOUN AIRS” I think we can come up with a dope silhouette with a cool color way, to share with the Metaworld and the Real world
The goal will be to come up with a few different sketches, color mock ups, and bring the Nouners together to discuss the designs. Once we agree on something cool. Get a 3D model up, and then go into the building of the physical prototype. From the material for the panels and a mold for an original sole.
BUT!… While the coffees brewing, and the “AIR NOUNS” stewing. I propose we have an appetizer. A taste or preview of what’s possible, and to come. I bring to you !!!
The Nouns Custom Shop
Before crypto and NFT’s I customized sneakers for awhile. I have some experience in that space. So, I would offer a limited run of customizable sneakers with an NFT to go along with it. Once the sneakers are done, I’d post it up on openseas, transfer it to you; then ship you the physical sneakers. I was thinking .5 Eth per custom is a fair price. It includes the base shoe, which can run anywhere from $100 - $350 depending on the look we shooting for; may require a dead stock sneaker. That price also includes paint, material and the shipping cost. Wait… If I transfer it to you, that means gas fees. Hmm…
I would like to start off with 7 pairs. 5 for DAOr’s that want them, and the other 2 we could use to give away in a “follow and like” twitter campaign, for whichever Nouns twitter account you would like to promote. I included some before and after samples of my work, along with some Nouns Customs ideas.
For the “AIR NOUNS” prototype.
2 Eth should be sufficient enough to get a sample out of the mind meta to IRL. Depending on how fast the design is green lit. Could have the proto in a month. We will show Kanye how navigate the Phygital realm.
For the "Nouns Custom Shop."
1.3 Eth would get the ball rolling. The shoes should ship to me on March 11th. If I were to order them this week. It would take me 5 to 7 days to do the shoes.
7 Nike Blazers @ $100 each: $700.00
Compressor, paints and supplies: $533.00
Labor and Sustenance: $2100.00
Well… I’m here for your questions and insight. I thank you for your time and consideration, I appreciate all you do in this space! I feel like your really on to something. I’m grateful to have stumbled in, and found a small spot to plant in.