Rad and Hungry x Germany STMT Kit Stationery Review – January 2018
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 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!
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.
Once I unwrapped the first layer of kraft paper, I found this month’s passport for Germany clipped to the package of goodies!
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.
I paperclipped it into my Passport immediately. My fourth stamp already!
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!
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!
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!
The ants continue to the back of the notebook.
The inside has a lovely grid pattern filling the pages, which you can use to write or draw on.
Next, I found some German candy called Softi by Hitschler. This fruity taffy is a lot like laffy taffy! Great treat!
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.
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!
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…
Ah- the package that the passport stamp was clipped to. The twine job on this bad boy is just too nice to even open!
The back, sealed with another gold R+H sticker.
And voila! Here are the three items straight from Germany.
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.
Here’s a writing sample, in its black ink.
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.
I love to keep organized, and even in this age of email and texts, I still have paperwork to keep together.
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?
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.
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?