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How much do you love the pretty office supplies we nabbed in Ukraine?! We been hoardin’ these goods – so so hard to part with our favorites. But it’s true, everything is better when shared with RAHstrs. Nab the Blue Notebook & Pen Set or the Peach Set before they’re all gone!

 

(STMT X Ukraine Sourcing Tripphotos RAD AND HUNGRY)

Science demystified. Flamingos get their pink not from shrimp but from the help of mini-me’s! And the giraffe and his spots? Or the zebra and her stripes? 

 

Now if we could only persuade an army of mini-me’s to help us print our monthly STMT Kit poster and Low Down zine. Guess we gotta contact Mexican artist Richard Solis to track them down…

 

(via NPR)

One of my first records. A few years after my family moved to America, my father took me record shopping every Friday. I think he felt guilty for moving our family to America with so little and for not being able to spend much time with us because he was always working.
 
My brother chose toys but my father realized that I inherited my intense love of music from him. I was so young when we started this tradition but I totally remember choosing my weekly prize by the cover! Is it a surprise I opted for disco hits? Donna Summer? Village People? Bee Gees?
 
Happy Record Store Day!

One of my first records. A few years after my family moved to America, my father took me record shopping every Friday. I think he felt guilty for moving our family to America with so little and for not being able to spend much time with us because he was always working.

 

My brother chose toys but my father realized that I inherited my intense love of music from him. I was so young when we started this tradition but I totally remember choosing my weekly prize by the cover! Is it a surprise I opted for disco hits? Donna Summer? Village People? Bee Gees?

 

Happy Record Store Day!

WHAHAHAHAT? Two of our loves collide - Betty Turbo x They Draw and Travel! Check out the super rad map of Anchorage, Alaska illustrated by one of the raddest chicks around! YAY!!

WHAHAHAHAT? Two of our loves collide - Betty Turbo x They Draw and Travel! 

Check out the super rad map of Anchorage, Alaska illustrated by one of the raddest chicks around! YAY!!

Scored so much awesomeness hunting down office supplies in Chile. Have you checked our shop this month?!

 

Rad cover on these vintage 70’s memo books looks like some badass Trans Am art. Specifically designed for students and professors  to exchange notes – and Chile be the only country where we’ve found them! 64 numbered pages including a page for your class details, schedule, and “Decreto no 313”. Somebody needs to translate the Decreto for us!

 

(STMT X Chile Sourcing Tripphotos RAD AND HUNGRY)

Happy National Eraser Day!
 
What’s your favorite eraser? Our current fave? The Viking eraser included in our Denmark Booster Pack! 

Happy National Eraser Day!

 

What’s your favorite eraser? Our current fave? The Viking eraser included in our Denmark Booster Pack! 

I love to cook and I love books. It’s only natural that I pick up a few cookbooks every country I visit? Right? Didn’t buy any during our trip to Chile (all the food fails?). But I wish I spotted the awesome cookbook, Chile in One Bite – I would totally have nabbed one! The super clean design and clever book cover makes me wanna stop what I’m doing and test one of the recipes.

 

(images Camila Candia) 

Kinda crazy that these photographs are even more sexy with the embroidered patterns? No? Chilean artist Jose Romussi knows how to work it. 

 

(via The Jealous Curator - images Jose Romussi)

GETTIN’ SCHOOLED

Navigating the hustlin’, peddlin’ beat of Stationery Square. Spanish skillz put to the test but we ain’t fooled. One light-bulb-moment pencil, one happy college notebook, and one phat pack of matchin’ labels – it’s STMT X CHILE!

SHOP STMT X CHILE

 

Fell hard for these notebooks the second we saw ‘em. Oh-so-bright covers sportin’ a happy dude on a bicycle? YES PLEASE. Brought us back to our school days – so of course we had to complete the full-on campus picture. A pencil to inspire your next genius spark, and labels to keep yo shit organized. College may be long behind us, but we still dig the vibe

The Low Down – STMT X Chile
 
The very mention of South America and my mind begins to race, packed with images – crazy outgoing people that are full of life, memories of new friends made in Argentina and Brazil. The people ooze an intensity, a burning desire for everything and anything. Thanks to our sourcing trip to Chile, South America is now richer and more complex to me. It’s my NYC of South America.
 
New Yorkers walk with a mission to get to their destination. But the moment you stop someone for directions, they’re friendly and helpful. I’ve lost count the number of times a New Yorker has gone out of their way when they see me struggling with luggage. An elderly Chinese lady half the size of our suitcase, a hipster wearing too-tight jeans and arm candy that rivals Claire’s inventory, a man that looked like he walked out of a GQ photoshoot… And wouldn’t you know, the moment I surfaced from the underground subway stop comin’ from the airport, a Chilean saw me struggling and ran down to help me.
 
Another similarity to NYC? Santiago’s “Stationery Square” (what we call it!). The massive neighborhood battles the size and glory of Time Square, NYC, but instead of millions of lights and screens advertising broadway shows… it was office supplies. Inflatable glue sticks hanging from the sky the size of the biggest and best Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade balloons, a taller than tall BIC Evolution pencil in the middle of the street that could knock you out, banners the size of jumbotrons advertising office supplies… The noise, the chaos – it blew my mind and made my heart race.
 
Everywhere you looked, you faced someone hustlin’ office supplies – from the largest office-supply shop in Santiago with 2 locations, to mom-and-pop shops, to couples with a stand in the middle of the street and alleys (original pop-up shop!). I quickly discovered that I needed to speak Chileno in order to get the goods. Left empty handed the first day, but returned the next after a new friend helped me cram. Put to the test – barely speaking enough Chileno to ace it. We hustled, we bargained, we scored.
 
The first good? Black triangle-shaped pencils sportin’ the cutest lightbulb icon, from a small mom-and-pop shop. A total sucker for a pencil with a cute graphic and the silver light bulb, so shiny. When I spotted the pencil it was instant hi-fivin’. After a few more shops, I started hitting the small stands. A few blocks in, I spotted the notebooks. The colors, the design so young and sweet, the honking big “College” on the cover… love that the notebooks be packin’ an elementary-school vibe!
 
All that was left was the Mystery Item. Why was it holdin’ out?! We called it a wrap and left Stationery Square only to return 2 days later. Within minutes of returning, we spied the phat pack of labels! So perfect for the STMT X Chile Kit. The colors perfectly match the notebooks, and totally fits the elementary vibe. In school you label everything ‘cause you don’t want to lose anything – now it’s all about keepin’ your rad office supplies on lockdown!
 
oxxo, Hen
 
(STMT X Chile Sourcing Trip - photo RAD AND HUNGRY)

The Low Down – STMT X Chile

 

The very mention of South America and my mind begins to race, packed with images – crazy outgoing people that are full of life, memories of new friends made in Argentina and Brazil. The people ooze an intensity, a burning desire for everything and anything. Thanks to our sourcing trip to Chile, South America is now richer and more complex to me. It’s my NYC of South America.

 

New Yorkers walk with a mission to get to their destination. But the moment you stop someone for directions, they’re friendly and helpful. I’ve lost count the number of times a New Yorker has gone out of their way when they see me struggling with luggage. An elderly Chinese lady half the size of our suitcase, a hipster wearing too-tight jeans and arm candy that rivals Claire’s inventory, a man that looked like he walked out of a GQ photoshoot… And wouldn’t you know, the moment I surfaced from the underground subway stop comin’ from the airport, a Chilean saw me struggling and ran down to help me.

 

Another similarity to NYC? Santiago’s “Stationery Square” (what we call it!). The massive neighborhood battles the size and glory of Time Square, NYC, but instead of millions of lights and screens advertising broadway shows… it was office supplies. Inflatable glue sticks hanging from the sky the size of the biggest and best Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade balloons, a taller than tall BIC Evolution pencil in the middle of the street that could knock you out, banners the size of jumbotrons advertising office supplies… The noise, the chaos – it blew my mind and made my heart race.

 

Everywhere you looked, you faced someone hustlin’ office supplies – from the largest office-supply shop in Santiago with 2 locations, to mom-and-pop shops, to couples with a stand in the middle of the street and alleys (original pop-up shop!). I quickly discovered that I needed to speak Chileno in order to get the goods. Left empty handed the first day, but returned the next after a new friend helped me cram. Put to the test – barely speaking enough Chileno to ace it. We hustled, we bargained, we scored.

 

The first good? Black triangle-shaped pencils sportin’ the cutest lightbulb icon, from a small mom-and-pop shop. A total sucker for a pencil with a cute graphic and the silver light bulb, so shiny. When I spotted the pencil it was instant hi-fivin’. After a few more shops, I started hitting the small stands. A few blocks in, I spotted the notebooks. The colors, the design so young and sweet, the honking big “College” on the cover… love that the notebooks be packin’ an elementary-school vibe!

 

All that was left was the Mystery Item. Why was it holdin’ out?! We called it a wrap and left Stationery Square only to return 2 days later. Within minutes of returning, we spied the phat pack of labels! So perfect for the STMT X Chile Kit. The colors perfectly match the notebooks, and totally fits the elementary vibe. In school you label everything ‘cause you don’t want to lose anything – now it’s all about keepin’ your rad office supplies on lockdown!

 

oxxo, Hen

 

(STMT X Chile Sourcing Trip - photo RAD AND HUNGRY)