Last Friday, my first long-awaited quarterly.co package arrived on my doorstep.
The packaging is killer. I love the typography and detail that went into their envelope, logo and even the packing tape. I received box #THP02.
If you don’t know about Quarterly, let me fill you in now. Quarterly allows you to connect with people that inspire you. For a small subscription fee, you will revive a package curated by the person(s) you pick. What I love about this concept is the low cost of entry, the “blind-box” appeal of not knowing what I will get and the chance to discover something wonderful and new that I may not have known about otherwise. In fact, Quarterly had so much demand they had to temporary suspend new subscriptions. However, you can join a waiting list to get notified of when they re-open.
The curator I chose was Gretchen Rubin.
I chose Gretchen because I really liked what she said; “Research shows that one way to enjoy a little hit of happiness, during your ordinary routine, is to receive a small, unexpected pleasure. The items you’ll receive will lift your spirits by making your life and home more beautiful, more productive, and more full of fun.”
Unpacking the box:
What is it? A terrarium kit from Twig! Let’s just say I was super excited to receive something so unexpected. The only stumbling block I had was figuring out what order to layer the items into the jar. I checked out their website for some visual examples, then I noticed the little baggies had numbers written on them. Problem solved.
Step 2: Assembly
As I was placing the layers in the jar, I realized they supplied more than enough rocks, moss and dirt to fill the jar. It was actually enough to do two jars.
The finishing touches.
My favorite part of this terrarium is the mini-figure - I assume that everyone gets a different one. This tiny little detail takes your imagination to another world. The package also came with instructions for care, and it only needs a little misting every few weeks. That’s perfect for someone like me who can kill a plant just by looking at it.