D*S Quarterly Box # 2: COLOR!

by Grace Bonney

Last year I had so much fun working on a curated box of independent home goods for the subscription gift service . To start, I got to choose my favorite theme of all time: PATTERN. We worked together to find a great combination of designs that were well-made, had great style and would work for a wide range of people and needs. I was overwhelmed with how many of you signed up for the first box (thank you!) and today I wanted to share some “unbo photos” to show you what to expect for the second! In addition to these photos, I’m so excited to share that the and the theme will be COLOR. We pushed the ship date back a bit to accommodate for a very special collaboration with one of my favorite ceramicists, so I’m incredibly happy about the way this final collection shaped up. Click through to check out a preview of one of the goods in this next box and click to sign up to receive the 2nd D*S box from Quarterly soon, packed with colorful goods for your home from talented independent artists. xo, grace

*P.S. — Thanks so much to all of you who   “” from this first collection online!

In my 10 years of working online, I've seen a lot of subscription boxes come and go and I was so pleased to see how beautiful this final collection came together. Inside was a cutting board, candlesticks, my favorite , soap, , a composition notebook and coasters.
This cutting board from was the star of the kit for me. It's a hefty solid piece of Maple and the sweet little sign pattern really sealed the deal for me.
was kind enough to do matching coasters for our first box that coordinated with the cutting board. I loved the thick, grey felt Erin used.
This was one of the first pieces I picked for the box- striped soaps from the in Maine. They're one of my favorite designing duos and this soap now graces our downstairs bathroom - and always gets compliments.
Anna Bond at contributed this floral patterned composition notebook to the box, as well as our "" gift that one lucky subscriber got.
Box #2 Preview! Box #2 will be all about COLOR and I'm so excited that will be included! Click to sign up for the second box and check out more online.

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    • Kendra

      If we continue this series beyond our initial run, I’m looking into whether or not a $50 box is possible. The hard thing is that I’m trying to build these boxes around indie designers and handmade work as much as possible and those sorts of products come with a much higher price tag. I’m so sorry that this one isn’t in your budget right now. Please know I’m keeping the price in mind as much as possible and will do everything I can to keep these boxes as affordable as possible, while still making sure we pay the artists involved a fair livable price for their work.


  • This was such a fun project to work on! Thanks again for including my collab with AHeirloom. Can’t wait to see the Color box – that Karen Kimmel furoshiki is amazing!

  • I loved my first box and even did an unbo video to share the love! Looking forward to the new one. Thanks for being so awesome.

  • Loved the first box and am so looking forward to the #2…am really glad someone has finally but together an sub box with awesome indie designers! I am really loving hand made ceramics right now but May is SO long to wait!

    • Meg

      I’m so sorry for the delay- but I promise it will be worth it. We have a very special ceramicist doing a limited edition (only for this box!) product that is going to be wonderful.

      I appreciate your patience and support of this box- it’s definitely a change from most normal subscriptions. I really wanted to focus on providing high-quality goods that are handmade or locally made by indie artists. That doesn’t come with a low price tag and many of these artists are dropping their prices a bit to work with our budget limit of $100, so this is really a lot of love and effort put into each package :)


  • Oh wow, thanks for featuring my unbo photo! :) i absolutely loved the pattern box and can’t wait for color. you and quarterly are doing an amazing job together!

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