In researching the world of experiential gifts for our upcoming gift-themed Image magazine, I ran across a company that manages to offer men all manner of mind-expanding exploration and discovery -- delivered right to their doorstep (And no, we're not talking about a bacon of the month club.)
Each quarter, Svbscription, a new New York City-based program, mails its subscribers a luxe wooden box full of curated, cool curiosities that are keyed to a particular theme — offering the increasingly rare serendipitous discovery along with actual stuff.
The inaugural shipment was travel-themed, for example, the second, and most recent, was themed around "study," and the next one slated to ship (for the holidays) is leisure-themed.
Each box contains items culled from the worlds of design, culture, technology, apparel and entertainment. The study-themed box, for example, served up the following high-end items: a Kaweco AL Sport fountain pen, a navy blue suede document case by Loden Dager, a vial of Le Labo fragrance and a copy of Nicola Barker’s book “The Yips.”