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Rad and Hungry x Germany STMT Kit Stationery Review – January 2018

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Rad and Hungry x Germany STMT Kit Box

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.)

opened Rad and Hungry x Germany STMT Kit Box

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Full contents of Rad and Hungry x Germany STMT Kit

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 x Germany STMT Kit January 2018 Review

After a short break that they take every December, Rad and Hungry are back with the first STMT kit of 2018. This month we travel to Germany!

brown paper wrapped package with gold sticker

Once you open the heavy cardboard envelope, you’ll pull out this impeccably wrapped package, sealed with a gold RAH sticker.

Rad and Hungry x Germany STMT Kit packing list

Tucked inside, I found the packing list.

passport stamp on brown paper package

Once I unwrapped the first layer of kraft paper, I found this month’s passport for Germany clipped to the package of goodies!

close up of Germany passport stamp

STMT x Germany Passport Stamp

It features a postal stamp of the country, with the month’s design (a really cool owl and cuckoo clock weights) silkscreened over top.

Germany passport stamp clipped inside Rad and Hungry STMT Kit Passport

I paperclipped it into my Passport immediately. My fourth stamp already!

Rad and Hungry STMT Kit Passport full cover of Rad and Hungry STMT Kit Passport inside page of Rad and Hungry STMT Kit Passport description on back page of Rad and Hungry STMT Kit Passport pocket at back of Rad and Hungry STMT Kit Passport

Rad and Hungry STMT Collection World Tour Passport

Speaking of passports- even though I already got one when I first subscribed, it looks like R+H sends out a new one at the beginning of the year in case yours filled up. Now I have two! I’ll definitely fill my first one and keep the other for future use, perhaps just as a little notebook!

red notebook with anteater and toucan on front

Bonus Red Toucan + Anteater Notebook

If you share a photo of your STMT kit on social media (or like, a website that reviews subscription boxes), Hen will send you a little gift in your next shipment. This super cool red on red notebook is the bonus this time. Yay!

close up of toucan and anteater

I’m not sure if these two buddies are a reference to anything, but I like the illustration of the toucan atop an anteater as the anteater goes to grabs a trail of ants!

back of red notebook with ants

The ants continue to the back of the notebook.

grid lined pages of notebook

The inside has a lovely grid pattern filling the pages, which you can use to write or draw on.

Hitschler Softi candy

Germany Candy

Next, I found some German candy called Softi by Hitschler. This fruity taffy is a lot like laffy taffy! Great treat!

The Low Down STMT x Germany, folded front of The Low Down STMT x Germany, unfolded back of The Low Down STMT x Germany, unfolded

Next, you’ll find the new issue of The Low Down. This month, I read how Hen learned the important lesson to create new memories instead of chasing old ones as she returned to Berlin.

Rad and Hungry x Germany STMT Kit Print

STMT x Germany Print

Here we have the featured print, designed just for this kit! This has got to be my favorite R+H print thus far, with the beautiful cuckoo clock made of office supplies and sausages with a wise owl on top! It shall join the others on my office corkboard to be admired!

Note from Hen on the back of the Rad and Hungry x Germany STMT Kit Print

A handwritten note from Hen always makes my day. She’s happy I re-upped my subscription this quarter (how could I not?).

All of this, and we haven’t even gotten to the selected items! Here we go…

other side of twine and kraft paper wrapped STMT Kit

Ah- the package that the passport stamp was clipped to. The twine job on this bad boy is just too nice to even open!

one side of twine and kraft paper wrapped STMT Kit

The back, sealed with another gold R+H sticker.

notebook, pen, and paper clips

And voila! Here are the three items straight from Germany.

Penxacta Pen

Penxacta Felt Tip Pen

I really love felt tip pens, so this will get a lot of use by me. The silver clip says “Penxacta”, the brand of this writing utensil.

writing sample of Penxacta Pen

Here’s a writing sample, in its black ink.

Box of 100 German Paper Clips

German Paperclips, box of 100

I am a SUCKER for vintage/obscure/foreign office supplies. Just different enough with their pointed tips instead of round, these will be going straight into my paperclip holder on my desk.

Box of 100 German Paper Clips with clips dumped out

I love to keep organized, and even in this age of email and texts, I still have paperwork to keep together.

front of Grey notebook

close up of seal on front of grey notebook

Grey Notebook

Lastly, we have this soft grey notebook with a red and white label for you to title. What will you put in yours? Journal entries? Sketches? To do lists?

inside of blank paged notebook

The inside is filled with blank slightly textured pages which actually may be perfect for me to practice with brush pens on!

Verdict: The Rad and Hungry STMT Kit has still got me hooked. I know there isn’t a huge audience for such a specialized interest (vintage and foreign office supplies), but I am so darn happy Hen is doing this. The unboxing experience is still unparalleled and I look forward to seeing what each country will bring me. The red notebook is a clear favorite this month, but the print is truly the best one yet as well.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You can purchase this kit as a one-off from their shop, but if you subscribe today, your first kit will be Korea (check out the spoilers on their Instagram account).

Value Breakdown: For $31, I received a new passport, a print, passport stamp, one-page zine, two notebooks, a pen, a box of paperclips, and some candy.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, natural skin care products, and anything with food.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

6 Comments

  1. That’s a lot of money for a lot of nothing.

  2. The attention to wrapping detail is remarkable. Maybe a hero item is needed to fill out the box’s goodies?

  3. I’m trying to figure out what is “rad” about a notebook, paperclips and felt tip pen… And will those 2 Laffy Taffy type candies help much if you are hungry? Or am I just reading into this all wrong?

  4. What does lo fi mean?

  5. I love the concept, but wow, the boxes seem really expensive, especially since some of the items you received were bonuses for sharing on social media or a one-time passport booklet. Plus, assuming that is a real postage stamp, why are they printing over it and thereby devaluing it?

    The closest thing I can compare are the Papergang boxes. Including shipping from the UK to the US, Papergang is ~$22, and they put out a box a month, professionally design/curate/print everything specifically for that box,and provide more items/value for the cost of the STMT box itself (not including shipping ).

  6. I love the paper clips!

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