Leonardo da Vinci once said: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. With such wise words coming from such a brilliant polymath, hardly anybody can deny it. And here at Jelly Key, we tend to learn from the great and glaze the idea with a fine coating of creativity to eventually fire a perfectly beautiful piece of art.
First off, let’s start with some fun geometric and ocular concepts to trigger your brain neurons. You should all know kaleidoscope – an optical instrument that reflects various symmetrical patterns when you look into it. The general difference depends on the size lens, angle of inclination, materials of reflecting surfaces, inner liquid colors, and shapes. Either way, the key is to have a wide variety of designs in a repeated cycle to entertain human’s visual perception. We don’t know about you, but to us, this is a very contradictory object: it shows phenomenally divergent patterns at first glance with all those charismatic colors but in fact, it only has one shape, the rest is made possible because of light polarization and the beauty of symmetry.
Speaking of symmetry, we have a very important fact for you. Despite being particularly easy to understand and demonstrate, symmetry in a broad concept brings you more sense of essence than you can ever imagine. If searched on Google, the term gives out more than 2.8 billion results in roughly 0.6 seconds, even higher than “chicken” – another fundamental part of our lives. You might not notice, but symmetry exists in almost every aspect of human’s life. The faces you see, the roads you pass, the doors you go through, literally anything you touch on a daily basis. In a more brain-teaser scope, symmetry makes a name for itself in mathematics, science, nature, and arts. Take a look at Vinci’s works and you’ll see what we mean. Interestingly enough, it also takes part in social interactions, where people observe this balanced nature and exhibit through many psychological judgments in social contexts.
Now that we all get a grasp on today’s topic, let’s go back to the starting quote: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. Where’s the simplicity?
As you can see, a kaleidoscope somewhat gives a very entangled reflection. If we apply the right technology and advancement, a kaleidoscope with infinite mirroring system is not impossible. This is nowhere near what we’re going for. So, we took out the color set, used a neat material, and fused these brand new mono-kaleidoscopes with a touch of symmetry on top of them. With this craftsmanship, the contradiction is removed, and a sophisticated simplicity is placed instead. As simple as these symmetrical lines are, they are the symbol of beauty and now you can get to have them smoothly varnished with a collective set of colors. You may have been seeing things through many perspectives your entire life, now try taking a step back and get on a single shot to see what it turns out! Just remember to enjoy one piece at a time.
- MX stem
- CNC Aluminium
- Design by Jelly Key
What is in the box?
- 1 or 4 Mono Kaleidoscop keycaps by Jelly Key.
- Paper box.
You’ll be able to buy real Jelly Key products in non-group buy time
We’re going to have some designs in stock for sale, for some specific collections. Today is not the April 1st, is it? Then this is true. We’ll provide some ‘On Offer’ products, in every… sometimes.
Our traditional group-buy is always a one-off group-buy – usually opens in 4-7 days, and we never rerun it. We’ll start shipping your orders 50-90 days after the group buy had closed. This our new sale way will help you wait less; we’ll begin to shipping 20-45 days after your order has completed. And the artisan keycap you need is available when you click ‘Add to cart”.
Now that might be a delightful news. If you have any wonder, we might answer that no reason on earth has the power to keep Jelly Key away from the effort to serve you better. We’re not turning our back to our tradition, group-buys would be run as usual. And we also believe we could provide more advantages for you by renewing and challenge ourselves in running this new sale way.