GlobeIn Artisan Box Review November 2017: Serve
GlobeIn Artisan Box is a monthly subscription box featuring favorite products from global artisans. Each box is curated around a monthly theme selected by the editor with the aim of helping you experience new and interesting products and cultures. They kindly sent us this box for review.
GlobeIn Artisan Box has always been one of my favourite boxes to receive. You really can’t go wrong with this subscription, especially if you like to receive houseware items. I think that’s one of the reasons I love this subscription so much. We rarely receive houseware items in other subscription boxes which makes our GlobeIn products that much more exciting.
GlobeIn has recently made some changes to the Artisan Box:
The Artisan Box is now The Artisan Box Club!
All of their subscriptions will now fall under one name; The Artisan Box Club. There are 4 Club membership levels:
- Premium: A monthly curated collection of premium products, starting from $33
- Deluxe: A smaller monthly curated collection, starting from $25
- Essential: A single monthly curated product, starting from $10
- Starter: Choose your own products, starting from $10
The Serve Box
Create a space where people can come together around a cheerful table.
GLASS WATER PITCHER FROM MEDICO
We live in an increasingly plastic-wrapped, bottled-up, grab-it-off-the-shelf-and-drink-it-while-you-drive sort of world. Serving your liquids from beautiful, hand-blown glass is a tiny but impressionable sensory experience that offsets the whirlwind of modernity. Such an act speaks directly to that very human desire for things to be slow, beautiful, and of the earth.
The human behind your new glass is Gerardo Mendoza Pozos. Just 18 years old, Gerardo has been studying the craft of glassblowing since 2016. A lover of learning, Gerardo has already progressed from helper to apprentice at the Cristaluc workshop, and he intends to embark upon the long road to mastery. So far, he has become more patient and developed the attention to detail and his surroundings that is crucial to this high-intensity craft.
Suggested use: Fill with water or iced tea, or use as a wine decanter!
This pitcher is absolutely gorgeous and absolutely perfect. I make sure to have water beside me at my desk all day every day. I currently use an old glass milk vase from the dollar store, which definitely gets the job done, but now I will be able to use this beautiful pitcher instead. I like to keep something like this beside me throughout the day so I can refill my water glass as I work. I think this is one of my favourite items we have received from GlobeIn this year.
WOOD & BONE CONDIMENT BOWL FROM KENYA
In Kenya, every family is an extended family and each household a village. Parents, 4-8 children, grandparents, and a few cousins typically all live under one roof. All but the children are breadwinners, but even they learn to pull their weight at a young age, looking after cattle and goats.
Being part of a carving group is a common occupation in Kenya. The project of carving your new bowl employed 2 groups, made up of carvers, sanders, and bone setters from 5 different tribes. Members aim to earn enough to send their children to university.
Nothing ties a meal together like the right side sauce. The right side sauce is therefore a little puddle of joy requiring its own special vessel. Introducing yours…
Suggested use: Salsa. Sour cream. Soy sauce. Hot sauce. Barbecue sauce. Ketchup. Honey mustard. Flavored mayo. Butter. Jam. Chutney. Ranch. Aioli. Etc.
This item is just as beautiful as the last but I definitely won’t use it as much as the pitcher. I love the wood/bone combo but I don’t use condiments very often. Hmmmm…..but now that I think about it, this bowl would also be perfect for my afternoon snack – trail mix!
BLOCK PRINT TABLE RUNNER FROM INDIA
Some traditions are worth keeping and others, not so much? Meet Lakshmi. Married off at a very young age, she has never been educated. While tradition would have it that she spend her entire life limited to the sphere of the home, Lakshmi has washed her hands of the notion.
Instead, she has stepped out to make her creative mark on the world, keep a sacred textile tradition alive, and connect with other women from a place of independence.
Your new table runner is an integral part of Lakshmi’s bold move. It contributes to the flow of consistent orders required for her to provide her three children with a good education.
Suggested use: Drape longways down the center of your table. Run it solo or mix and match colors and patterns by placing atop a tablecloth of your choice. For round tables, try criss-crossing with another table runner!
I received a grey and white table runner in one of my GlobeIn boxes about a year ago (maybe more) and I use it on a regular basis. I have it on my kitchen table 75% of the time. This one appears to be bigger than the grey one I have, and I am swooning over the gold details.
GlobeIn Artisan Box Review November 2017: Serve – Final Thoughts
This month’s GlobeIn Artisan Box won me over thanks to the beautiful water pitcher. As I mentioned above, it’s one of my favourite GlobeIn items thus far. I see myself using the pitcher on a daily basis. It’s a great way to make sure I am keeping my body hydrated. In addition to the pitcher we also received a gorgeous table runner which I will definitely get use out of. I always talk about my love for GlobeIn ceramic pieces, but I also really love the glass pieces we receive as well as the kitchen linens. Once again we have a gorgeous collection of items, but as I have mentioned before, I’ve come to expect nothing less.
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