Having stuff picked out for you is sweet, especially considering how much it increases your emotional bond with that chimpanzee who's totally delousing your back. Picking non-insect stuff out for you, Lost Crates.
From a group of entrepreneurial Chicagoans with a fondness for writing, drawing, and…picking things out for other people, LC hooks subscribers up with a monthly box of personally curated notebooks, pens, and other office accessories, all based on your personality, so expect lots of blank paper. Registration starts with a simple personality test covering nitty-gritty details like gender and birth year, then moves to picture-aided multiple-choice questions such as "Which work bag would you carry?", and "Which show would you watch on a weeknight?", though considering they're catering to people who like bespoke boxes of desk goods, they should really have an option for "Smugly don't own a TV". Once it's completed, they'll begin putting together your box o' fun, which'll range from established names like Moleskine and Quo Vadis, to vintage-map-covered notebooks made in a one-person UK shop, to quirkiness such as staple-free staplers and old-school tape dispensers, which sadly couldn't dispense enough Scotch to hold together the lives of everyone who drank it at the office back in the day.
If any particular item really strikes your fancy, contact 'em and they'll totally hook you up with more of it, though don't expect any intense bonding unless they start shipping off glue.
Published: July 21, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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