Holding close to you something of your loved one

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Furawaa Posts : 4 Registered: 7/22/09
Holding close to you something of your loved one
Posted: Jul 22, 2009 10:42 AM

As I travel a lot, and sometimes for quite long periods, I wanted to have with me some kind of little container pendant that could hold some things that are emotionally very important and valuable to me. Something that would symbolize a little part of my wife and 3 sons and everything that's dear to me. Not finding my thing in the usual retail, except for some fragile cameo's or keepsakes who look kind of morbid, I decided to design something myself for my wife and me. Now, one year later and a lot of prototypes later and the decision to go for it and share my design with the world (as there is nothing similar on the market), please have a look at [[b]www.mo-ga.me[/b]] to discover. Online since July 15. I called it the MO-GA.

I wanted the MO-GA to be elegant, solid, sealable, warming (silver is a perfect conductor), customizable in colors and materials and timeless in style and shape. I decorated with small mobile interchangeable sterling cubes slipped over the central axe. Suspended from a handsome silver chain, the pendant remains close to my hands, and I « play » with the mobile cubes, which enhances the feeling of proximity. My wife and I filled it with small locks of hair of our sons and eachother, together with a little poem. Mine is in full sterling silver, hers is sterling silver with turquoise finishing, as she believes turquoise brings luck for travellers :)
I'd appreciate your slightest thoughts about my first born. Seems I'm not able to add a picture...

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savex389 Posts : 506 Registered: 8/10/07
Re: Holding close to you something of your loved one
Posted: Jul 22, 2009 11:13 AM Go to message in response to: Furawaa

I find it very interesting and a really great idea! How did you come up with the name? The design is beautiful as well, I like that you can customize your own.
I also like that one day you'll have wood cubes, my husband is a carpenter/craftsman and this would hold a high sentimental value to me.
Also do you have the demensions of the jewel? I browsed the site but didn't see it, i'm just curious.

Edited by: savex389 on Jul 22, 2009 11:34 AM

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Furawaa Posts : 4 Registered: 7/22/09
Re: Holding close to you something of your loved one
Posted: Jul 22, 2009 11:39 AM Go to message in response to: savex389

Thank you so much for your feedback. The name MO-GA is a contraction of the term Modan Gaaru, a term used in Japan in the twenties (modern girl), describing the upcoming feminism, the gender shift... A bit like the flappers in the US. I still have pictures of granny smoking, working, dancing, drinking :) before she became a mother. Why the Japanese term? My youngest came to me explaining the origins of the word Pokemon. It's a contraction of poketu monsteruu, a japanized translation of pocket monster. And well, doing some research I discovered Modan Gaaru...
Also, I love Art Deco...
The customizing possibilities were really a condition for the development of the MO-GA, as I do believe people match better with certain colors and materials depending on their mood and feelings. Up until now, I got Sterling Silver cubes, brass cubes, Onyx, Turquoise and I'm preparing cubes in Ming ceramic and in Sandalwood, but need some more months of development. A set for every occasion.
Greetings, Furawaa

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savex389 Posts : 506 Registered: 8/10/07
Re: Holding close to you something of your loved one
Posted: Jul 22, 2009 11:47 AM Go to message in response to: Furawaa

Well i think its a great idea and i'm sure others will too. I think i'm going to hold out for a wood one but I'm excited to own one. Just knowing that I will always have a piece of my husband with me brings a tear to my eye.
I did ask about the demension of the jewel but it was an add on to my original post and you might not have seen it.

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Furawaa Posts : 4 Registered: 7/22/09
Re: Holding close to you something of your loved one
Posted: Jul 22, 2009 11:52 AM Go to message in response to: savex389

Sizes:

Height of the MO-GA: 1,4 inch
Size of the Cubes: 0,4x0,4x0,4 inch

Weight of a MO-GA: depending on the Cubes material (sterling, brass, onyx, turquoise: 0,88-1,05 ounce

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kennysoldwife Posts : 3,859 Registered: 4/28/07
Re: Holding close to you something of your loved one
Posted: Jul 22, 2009 12:06 PM Go to message in response to: Furawaa

Such a lovely way of presenting yourself vendor, kindly go away if you are not paying to advertise.

 

 

 

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Furawaa Posts : 4 Registered: 7/22/09
Re: Holding close to you something of your loved one
Posted: Jul 22, 2009 12:31 PM Go to message in response to: kennysoldwife

Hi. Thanks for your feedback and sharing your concerns. Alas, I'm not a vendor... not yet. I'm a full time web consultant, looking to give his career another turn. As I always wanted to be a designer, and as the MO-GA was an idea that just had to be turned into reality, I just went for it. Now that the MO-GA is there, times of uncertainty are coming... did I make the right choice? Only time and a lot of work will tell. Anyway, I do fully understand "guerilla" campaign techniques can work on people's nerves... but this is not one... not yet. This is just sharing an idea I had out of emotional need, and how it was turned into reality.
Sincerely, Furawaa

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