I was driving my mom to the dentist to get a root canal when I came up with the idea for MUGbox.
I was going on and on about how cool it would be to create a handmade monthly experience while mom half awake-half asleep thought it would be a good idea.
Honestly, I think she just wanted me to shut up about it so she could go to sleep lol
That was in 2016 and I only opened up 10 spots. They all sold out and I thought I was on top of the world.
Everything has grown so much since that time.
MUGbox is my baby and I'm constantly looking for ways to improve it. That could be bringing in other makers, designing new pieces or opening new spots. Finding little ways to that can spark inspiration when you open the box every month.
For me, MUGbox measures my growth in every facet of my life. It's a monthly challenge to create an experience that can spark inspiration for the receiver. If I'm not growing and evolving, my work doesn't either.
MUGbox only opens one time a year. FEBRUARY 1st of every year and it's open for 10 months.
I spend two months out of the year designing and creating the collection. While the other 10 months were in the creative process of bringing the collection to life.
At the end of the 10 months. You have the option to stay in for another round (the next year) or jump out so that someone else can have a spot in MUGbox.
Once you get out, you can't get back in until the next launch in FEBRUARY.
So to get the full 10 piece collection you have to stay in for 10 months.
RIght now, MUGbox is the only way to get mugs. I won't launch mugs in online shop launches unless they have already been released in MUGbox for the year.
Unfortunately, I'm only one person and can only make so many pieces a month, so that means there are limited spaces in MUGbox.
The only way to get the link to get into MUGbox is by being on the email list. So if you're not on the email list and you want to try and grab a spot for the next launch, definitely drop off your email in the online shop.
The boxes always go out in the first week of every month. It's a subscription based collection so you get one pieces every 30 days. Payments are monthly as well.
If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out anytime at email@example.com