Design Sponge Quarterly Subscription Box Review #DSQ01
Design Sponge is one of the newest Quarterly curators – and this is the very first Design Sponge box. If you aren’t familiar with Design Sponge, it’s one of the original design blogs, and they offer a mix of recipes, home makeovers, stylish items, and other posts – I’m a big fan.
I’m also happy to see a new design/home themed subscription box! Besides Skandicrush, this seems to be an underserved subscription category.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Design Sponge Quarterly Box
The Cost: $100
The Products: Items focused on design and home.
Ships to: US and Worldwide (additional shipping costs for Canada and International orders).
Delivered via: USPS
Each Quarterly Box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included and why they were selected. For the first Design Sponge box, the theme is all about celebrating pattern.
A Heirloom Cutting Board – Value $45
This cutting board/serving board was the spoiler for this box, and it is just as well-made as I was expecting! In the spoiler photo the wood was much darker, so I’m not sure if there will be variation in the wood coloring box to box. (The flip side of this board is pattern free, so I’ll probably use that side as a cutting board, and the patterned side for serving).
Five Stripes Ana Striped Tapers – Value $24
Illume Oversized Matches – Value $5
I think these go great together as a gift. I love how almost none of the patterns in this box match, but they all look nice together!
Cotton & Flax Felt Coasters (Set of 2) – Value $13
Rifle Paper Co. Composition Pocket Notebook – Value $7
While I have more coasters than I could ever use thanks to subscription boxes, I like that the pattern of these coasters plays off the cutting board.
This mini notepad from Rifle Paper Co. is one of my favorite items. (Everything Rifle Paper makes is so gorgeous and fun!)
Here’s what it looks like open:
Wary Meyers Soap in Sea Air – Value $14
I love the look and scent of this soap! (It’s also paraben, phthalate, and sulfate free!)
Kusmi Tea in Christmas Green Tea – Value $16.95
This tea smells wonderful – it is a mix of orange, almond, vanilla and spices.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $125. While I’m happy to see the value more than covers the cost of the box (for US subscribers), I think this box is much more about the curation. I think this is a great first box. I love the theme that unites all the items but isn’t too restricting, and I was introduced to so many new brands with this box!
What do you think of the first Design Sponge Quarterly Box?