Skandicrush Subscription Box Review – February 2015
Skandicrush is a relatively new subscription box dedicated to Scandinavian design items for the home.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process postto learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Skandicrush
The Cost: $50
The Products: 1-4 modern Scandinavian housewares with a retail value of $65-$80.
Ships to: US only
Check out all of my Skandicrush reviews!
This box came with a letter detailing the theme for the box. This month is all about “Vesi” – celebrating water.
On the flip side of the card is an itemized list of everything included with retail prices.
Snug Studio Cloud Breadboard – Value $28 plus $10 shipped from Germany
I love this cutting board and the wood is beautiful. Now it looks like I’m building a mini cutting board collection thanks to this one and the heart board from the February POPSUGAR Box!
Iittala Aalto Mini Bowl – Value $25
This bowl is based on Alvar Aalto’s vase presented at the 1937 World’s Fair. Aalto described the shape as “reaffirming the deep connection between man and nature while condemning the failure of industrial production to meet universal human needs.” (It is mouth blown glass, and surprisingly dishwasher safe!)
Here is a photo from Skandicrush that gives you a good idea of scale for both of the items:
Verdict: I like both the items this month. The value comes up to be about $53, or $63 if you count the shipping costs from Germany to get the cutting board. (Normally I don’t count shipping costs in verdicts, but in this case it seems worth mentioning). This value is lower than what I expected from Skandicrush. The values listed on the card total $60, which is still less than the guaranteed $65 minimum per month.
Value issues aside, I like the theme this month, and both of the items are really well made. I’ll probably end up gifting the glass bowl to my father-in-law. (He works with glass, and I think he’ll appreciate the art of the bowl much more than I will).
What do you think of the February Skandicrush?