Last year we started a project with Quarterly designed to bring you a box of thoughtfully chosen home and design products four times a year. Our first box, dedicated to pattern, was a big hit (whew) and I thought long and hard about how best to shape the second collection.
The majority of subscription services like this focus on quantity over quality, and I understand why. It’s fun to get a box chock-full of tiny things wrapped in plastic that cost next to nothing. But that model has never been one that worked for me. DS operates on a simple mission to celebrate and support independent and small-scale design and the artists behind it. These small-scale and mostly handmade goods we focus on are produced by people paid a fair wage in an ethical work environment, so they tend to come with higher price points and don’t work in a bite-sized, low-cost format. So for us, box #2 was about really emphasizing quality over quantity. For me, the best part about this collection is getting to bring you something special and limited-edition that also supports the livelihoods of the artists. So this collection will be about celebrating COLOR and will contain our first custom product: a mug made by Nic Newcomb, one of my favorite ceramicists. Nic took time out of his schedule to create a mug with a dash of our signature color (bright pink) that you’ll only find here in the DS Quarterly Box.
We’ll also have bold and beautiful artwork inside, including one of my all-time favorites, a neon pink heart print from Banquet Atelier. There will also be colorful cards from Llubav Choy Duerr and much, much more.
This collection will be a bright and colorful feast for the eyes, so if you’re interested in getting a box for yourself (or as a gift for someone else) sign up RIGHT HERE. The last day to sign up for this limited-edition box is next Friday and after that no more kits will be made or sold. Thank you for your support and for supporting this collection’s artists! xo, grace