Yes! With just 9 weeks to go before (dare I say it?) Christmas, the Curiosity Box Swap is back again!
Never Taken Part Before?
It's a simple idea and not a new one. Each participant enters their details into our database and we match everyone with a name and address of a complete stranger. You take a box and with a maximum budget of £20, fill it with gifts and curiosities (even better if you've made some) and send it to that address. Eventually you'll receive a parcel and when you do, take a photo and let us share it.
There's a little twist to it this time...
If you're a regular reader you'll have noticed that this blog has taken a new direction as a place to share my passions for interior style and to share and support the work of British and European designer/makers. With that in mind, the main theme for this project will be...
"Your home in 2013."
When you register, you'll see a box which asks you about your home style. Fill in as much as you can about what you love to fill your home with-perhaps you like mid-century modern, eclectic vintage or contemporary chic? The info you send will give your sender pointers when they're putting your curiosity box together and I want to see at least one item in the box you send which relates to your recipient's home style, something to add to their home for 2013. On a £20 budget you'll need to be creative!
Style Your Photo
As you know, with previous projects I would blog each and every box that landed in my inbox-a crazy idea given the number of participants last year! This year I'm asking you to curate the images you take, create a beautiful composition, style your photo, use natural light (please, no flash!) then upload just ONE image on to our flickr group page along with your reaction. I'll choose the most inspiring images each week and post them onto the blog and in the meantime you can watch as everyone receives their boxes and discuss what you think of their contents via the flickr page.
So what are you waiting for? Check out the rules and click here to get started!