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“The only time we ever really think about design is when it’s really good, really bad, or when you travel,” says Chung, “Suddenly something you overlook at home, like a pencil, becomes really cool.” 
 
So proud and stoked to be profiled in Medium's design collection, re:form, presented by BMW. (Psst… spoiler alert. The article discloses the next RAH Sourcing Trip.)

“The only time we ever really think about design is when it’s really good, really bad, or when you travel,” says Chung, “Suddenly something you overlook at home, like a pencil, becomes really cool.” 

 

So proud and stoked to be profiled in Medium's design collection, re:form, presented by BMW. 

(Psst… spoiler alert. The article discloses the next RAH Sourcing Trip.)

Drool-worthy desk accessories – pencil box and eraser-shaped USB stick from OutofStock design collective. Can’t get enough of the simple and slick lines paired with the rich wood textures! WANT!

 

(photos Outofstock) 

Happy Guatemala Independence Day! 

 

Love this year’s Google Doodle incorporating the typical Guatemalan breakfast, Desayuno Chapin. We ordered it every morning during our sourcing trip! 

 

(images via Google)

GUATEMALAN GOODNESS


We’re crazy about about the libreta de notas. We bought every single one, in every size, that the small town of Antigua had to offer. Get MORE vintage letterpress goodness and the perfect sidekicks!
 RAD AND HUNGRY Booster Pack – GuatemalaRAD AND HUNGRY Booster Pack – Guatemala

 

One vintage ‘No. 4 libreta de notas’, one fabric lined cardboard cover, and two pencils rockin’ a shiny black finish with a bangin’ gold imprint. Scoop up these made-in-Guatemala goodness for just $12!

SHOP THE GUATEMALA BOOSTER PACK

Super cute and clever illustrations created with everyday items that are always packed in my travel carry on! Want to see more? Follow Toronto-based illustrator Hyemi Jeong on Instagram. 

 

(photos via Hyemi Jeong)

DON’T WORRY – BE RAD


Kept takin’ chances, pushin’ our luck. Somehow, some way, everything kept going our way. Two vintage letterpress notebooks, one ballpoint pen, and twelve colored pencils… It’s STMT X GUATEMALA!
 RAD AND HUNGRY STMT X Guatemala Kit

 

SHOP STMT X GUATEMALA  

 

Instead of the honking big city of Guatemala City, we opted for the small and touristy town of Antigua for our homebase. Small towns are always risky, add touristy to the mix and it’s like we’re begging for shit to go wrong, for failure to knock us out of our game. But everything turned out AH-MAZING. Still can’t believe we scored the awesome vintage memo books. The letterpress printed covers featuring a hot mess of rad illustrations?! HELLZ YEAH!

Get your hands on the letterpress awesomeness, and read the Low Down to hear all about our magical sourcing trip.

The Low Down – STMT X Guatemala


EVERYTHING about the Guatemala sourcing trip stressed me out until the very moment I got on the plane. Like some magic that suddenly covered me in a stress-repelling cloak, all my worries were wiped away. And from that moment on, everything just worked. I mean – EVERYTHING.
 RAD AND HUNGRY Catedral de San Jose

 

The crazy thing? All the choices I made during the trip were high risk. Instead of the honking big Guatemala City, I opted for the small and touristy town of Antigua for our homebase. Small towns are always riskyadd touristy to the mix, and it’s like I’m beggin’ for shit to go wrong, for failure to knock me out of my game. But everything turned out amazing. From the flight attendants boozin’ me up on the flight, down to scorin’ all the STMT Kit goods in one afternoon! The entire trip, minus two days, were full-on vacation mode (this never happens!!).

On the first day, after a red-eye flight where I got no sleep, my sleep-deprived ass wandered into a market and left minutes later with a honkin’ big bag full of worry dolls. Went back to the hotel, passed the fuck out. Didn’t matter that I only had half the number of days it usually takes to secure goods… I needed sleep.
 RAD AND HUNGRY La Merced

 

On the second day, with no time to stress it, got up and got right to it. Grabbed a map and tore apart the town, block by block. Walked into the first shop and within minutes an employee gave me full reign of their stock room. But it was a bust. Nothing grabbed me, nothing was bootyclappin’ worthy. Was about to make my exit when I spied ‘em… the beautiful memo books behind a counter. Seconds later, I secured their entire inventory of vintage letterpress awesomeness. 

Later that same day, I entered a grocery shop minutes before an intense tropical storm moved in. The shop had an entire floor dedicated to all things office supplies and stationery. I began drooling as soon as I saw the rows and rows housing a massive selection of writing instruments. First I grabbed dope pencils with black wood and gold foil-stamp job – then packs of colored pencils that scream the bright colors of the locally-made textiles. Next I secured black ballpoint pens. Is it crazy for me to be stupid excited whenever I see the country stamped on the barrel of a pen?! And I swear the ink gives off a faint grape smell. 

Normally the goods for the badge is the last thing we secure. This time, it was the first. The mad stash of worry dolls totally worked their magic and made the Guatemala sourcing trip so fuckin’ awesome and easy despite me constantly pushin’ our luck. I mean – what other reason could it be? So stoked to pass on the good juju to RAHtrs! And remember… don’t worry – be rad. 


oxxo, Hen

The Hunt is on! The clue :: Worry dolls hail from this country. Correctly name September’s source country – and tell us YOUR fave stress-beating remedy – and we’ll put your name in a drawing to be Champ tomorrow, at 9am PST.
 
Tweet your answer to @radandhungry, or post to Facebook. Champion of the Hunt wins a custom kit filled of awesomeness sourced from the September 2014 source country.
 
(photo RAD AND HUNGRY)

The Hunt is on! The clue :: Worry dolls hail from this country. Correctly name September’s source country – and tell us YOUR fave stress-beating remedy – and we’ll put your name in a drawing to be Champ tomorrow, at 9am PST.

 

Tweet your answer to @radandhungry, or post to Facebook. Champion of the Hunt wins a custom kit filled of awesomeness sourced from the September 2014 source country.

 

(photo RAD AND HUNGRY)

COLLEGE CARE PACKAGES = THE BOMB


The best thing about college? Being away from home. The worst thing about college? Being away from home. If there’s one thing every student loves, it’s gettin’ care packages in the mail – a little reminder that someone back home is thinkin’ about ‘em. 
 

 

STMT Subscriptions make the care packages easy – and oh yeah, it’s got stuff inside that a student can actually USE. Our pick for stylin’ collegiates would be a Quarterly Subscription or Semester Subscription (notice how those line up so nicely with university lingo?). And of course, we include handwritten notes in every STMT Kit… just let us know in the Notes field in Checkout what memo we should include! (Sorry, we’re not gonna encourage your writing major to switch to econ.)
 
HOOK IT UP FOR COLLEGE

How rad are these office supplies inspired illustrations by Andreas Samuelsson? They got us pumped to finalize our wishlist of artists we’d love to collab with for this year’s RAD AND HUNGRY World Tour gift! 

 

(images Andreas Samuelsson)