Rad and Hungry x Georgia STMT Kit Stationery Review – November 2017
Rad and Hungry was sparked by founder Hen Chung’s addiction to travel and office supplies. This subscription box combines the two—each kit in The Something Mighty (STMT) Collection is filled with office supplies locally sourced from around the world. Custom designs and sweet wrap jobs transform each monthly subscription box into a full-on, hands-on experience with a different destination at its focus. Each new STMT Kit is released during the first part of the month, 10 months of the year. (They work on other goodies in June and December.)
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About Rad and Hungry STMT Kit
The Subscription Box: Rad and Hungry STMT Kit
The Cost: $23/month (+$7 each delivery) for a quarterly subscription, $21/month (+$7 each delivery) for a semester subscription, or $19/month (+$7 each delivery) for a yearly subscription. You will pre-pay the total amount for each subscription. You can also purchase a single box for $25.00 per kit (+ $7.00 US shipping).
The Products: Each limited-edition STMT Kit includes lo-fi office supplies locally sourced from around the world, a hand-screened poster designed at RAH headquarters, a printed edition of “The Low Down” (the adventure from that month’s sourcing country), a RAH Passport to track your world tour (included in the first kit of Quarterly, Semester and Yearly Subscriptions), and a stamp to collect in the RAH Passport. Yearly Subscribers receive special bonus items throughout the year, too.
Ships to: Worldwide. Shipping costs vary.
Good to Know: It looks like the cost of every subscription/kit went down $1.
Rad and Hungry STMT Kit November 2017 Review
Once you open the heavy cardboard envelope, you’ll pull out this impeccably wrapped package, sealed with a gold RAH sticker.
Tucked inside, I found the packing list with a sticker that told me that this was my last delivery in my quarterly subscription. I gotta re-up!! Thanks for the reminder!
Here’s the packing list.
Once I unwrapped the first layer of kraft paper, I was met with this month’s passport stamp from Georgia!
STMT x Georgia Passport Stamp
It features a postal stamp of the country, with the month’s design silkscreened over top.
Per usual, I paperclipped it into my handy RAH passport! My third!
Next, I spied this amazing 90s-looking notebook!
Funky Shapes Iberian Notebook
If you posted a pic of your last STMT Kit on social media (or like, wrote a review of it on a cool website like MSA), you receive a bonus gift, and this must be mine! I gasped when I saw this because it is just SO FUN and 90s looking!
The cover has lines to title your notebook and has what I assume is text in Georgian.
The funky pattern continues on the back, and at the bottom, you’ll see it says “Iberia 2005”. I looked it up and found that it was the foreign name given to the area that is now the center of Georgia in Greco-Roman geography.
This notebook has some of the most uniquely lined pages I have ever seen. Very cool!
Next, you’ll find this month’s installment of The Low Down.
Normally full of fun stories from her trip, this month takes a bummer of a turn as Hen relays that her trip to Georgia was filled more with sour lemons than anything else. Unable to connect with locals, and filled with food mistakes, she talks about her unfilling sourcing trip this time around.
STMT x Georgia Print
Now that I’ve read The Low Down, I understand the “Raining Lemons” theme that this month’s silkscreened print has.
On the back, as always, I got a handwritten message from Hen herself, thanking me for subscribing (and for the nice photos from the last review)! We’re like, BFFs now, right?! 😍
NOW we come to this month’s actual items, sourced all the way in Georgia! One of the things I like about Rad and Hungry is that I learn something each time about the country. I’m not the best at geography, so I looked up Georgia online to find that it’s just south of Russia, north of Armenia, with the Black Sea to the west and at the intersection of Europe and Asia.
Here are the four items!
Georgian Typeface Notepad
The first one is this vintage oversized Georgian notepad that looks to contain samples of all different kinds of typefaces!
The cover alone is quite beautiful. Anyone here read Georgian, by chance?
Pardon all of the photos, but there were just so many amazing different styles! I love seeing stuff like this. I wish I knew what they said! Each page is on thin newsprint-like paper and contains gorgeous designs throughout.
Set of Two Georgian Notebooks
Next, there are two of the same olive green notebooks that measure 6.5 x 8 inches with thin paper covers, bound with two staples.
Like the funky colorful one, it has space to write perhaps your name, class, year, or whatever you’d like to title these.
They’re simply lined like your average American notebook with classic blue and red lines.
Here are the plain back covers.
It seems like this dark green pencil is actually from Turkey, which is just southwest of Georgia and shares a border. There’s no eraser on this one, but you’ll find a gold band at the top.
Verdict: The Rad and Hungry STMT Kit took us to Georgia this time around and served up one of the coolest notebooks I’ve ever laid eyes on! Although this package delivered only four notebooks and a pencil, I also received an exclusive print, a new world tour passport stamp, and one of the best unboxing experiences a subscription box can offer. I just love how much care and creativity goes into each package, and I enjoy hearing about Hen’s travels to distant lands to uncover new lo-fi stationery goods!! This is a wonderful sub for all of the office supply nerds out there, especially the ones who love to travel.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It doesn’t look like you’ll receive this in a subscription, but you can purchase it as a one time kit for $25 (plus shipping).
Value Breakdown: At $31 for this box, I received four stationery items (three notebooks, and one pencil) plus a bonus notebook (which anyone could get by sharing on social media), an exclusive print, and an exclusive passport stamp.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think of this month’s Rad and Hungry STMT Kit?