Introducing one of our talented April suppliers…

 

Happy Saturday everyone!

Our March boxes are safely in the post and we are looking ahead to our empowering April theme!

We are thrilled that you guys are as excited as we are about our Bold & Brave April theme and to get us all in the mood for this box we thought we would give you a little sneak peek into what we have planned, with a Saturday Supplier Reveal.

So without further ado, we are excited to announce that our April BOLD & BRAVE box will feature a gorgeous box item created by… ANOTHER STUDIO!

Another Studio is a boutique London design company  who make the most beautifully designed homeware and stylish gifts. Over the past couple of months we have exchanged many emails and squealed over many photos of your exclusive item in the making. We’ve had so much fun discussing this item with Aimée, the founder of Another Studio, and we think this might just be might one of our favourite items yet!

At Book Box Club we love getting to know the small businesses that we collaborate with, because they are a huge part of what makes our boxes so special!  So we thought we would find out more about Aimée, Another Studio and what inspires her in our Crafty Q&A.

Book Box Club Crafty Q&A
ANOTHER STUDIO

We know you love books – so tell us about your favourites!

Ones I’ve never forgotten are What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt and The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Both are set in New York and feature a painting, I was enthralled by both books.

Which of your creations are you proudest of and why?

Plantini – a miniature plant house is still a much loved product. I have a slight obsession for miniature objects and this one is so ornate and gem like.

Have you ever had a crafting disaster?

Plenty but that’s part of the creative process!

What do you eat whilst you craft and what do you listen to?

If I’m designing I love to listen to a good podcast such as How I Built This with Guy Raz or The Guilty Feminist.

What does your arty area look like?

I like to think it’s creative chaos! My desk is an explosion of current designs and samples but I do have tidy shelves of ‘treasure’ with objects I’ve collected, ephemera, work in progress and plenty of books for inspiration.

What inspires you to craft and how did you begin?

I’ve always loved to make stuff. From an early age I made clothes for my dolls, covered my room in sweet wrappers, collected stones and made mosaics. I was lucky to have parents and an art teacher who encouraged my creativity so it was a natural route to go down.

Apart from making beautiful things and reading what do you like doing?

Day to day I love to cook and approach it in quite a creative way, it’s rare I will follow a recipe without making a few additions or change. I try and explore new places as much as I can, I recently came back from an amazing trip to Cambodia – I was first there 20 yrs ago so it was incredible going back to see how much it has changed.

 


We are so excited to share with you what Aimee and the Another Studio team have been working on! To see some more of Another Studio’s stunning items check out their website and give them a follow over on Twitter and Instagram. We have a feeling that our family and friends will be receiving quite a few presents from this company for years to come!

Don’t forget; you can sign up for our April BOLD & BRAVE boxes and Purely Books memberships over on our subscriptions page now! April boxes are limited, so make sure you get yours before we sell out

If you’re already a subscriber, worry not! We have your April box set aside for you already and we’ll be sending it your way around April 15th

If you’re yet to join us, here’s a quick reminder of everything we’ve told you about our daring April box so far:

The Book:

Our featured read is a beautifully-crafted retelling of the story of one of our favourite characters EVER! Set in a richly described ancient China, this new release YA paperback follows a young soldier who is hell-bent on vanquishing the enemy and finding the inner courage to out the truth. If you’re a fan of Renée Ahdieh, Laini Taylor and Sabaa Tahir, you’re going to adore this age-old legend with all its magic, sword fights, forbidden romance and hidden identities.

This beautiful, shiny foiled paperback will arrive gift wrapped and accompanied by a book-plate, signed by the author.

The Goodies:

As well as an exclusively designed item by Another Studio, our Bold & Brave boxes will include a box full of beautiful (and boldly bookish) items including exclusive goodies inspired by Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and more!

All members will also receive an invitation to our members only online book group! Our Clubhouse book group where our special guest will be the author of our featured read, who is very excited to talk to you all and to answer your questions about her empowering book.

Or opt for Purely Books: If you are unashamedly bookish, but bookish extras aren’t your thing, you can still join in the fun. Check out our PURELY BOOKS subscription. Our books-only memberships include the same great featured reads and membership to our awesome author book group, just without the extra themed accessories.

How to join us: April Bold & Brave boxes and Purely Books parcels are available from our subscriptions page now. Shipping to the UK is completely FREE, but we send our boxes all around the world so if you’re a far flung book lover, check out our FAQ page for all of our postage fees.

We hope you’ll join us for a Bold & Brave (and, of course, bookisk) April! Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Lots of love, Libby & Kate

 

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