I had an idea for a small wooden box a week ago. A birthday present for a close friend.


I made it with the help of my friend Michael (who has a computer-driven machine that can carve wood), took a quick and dirty snapshot (below), and posted it on my personal Facebook page to show my friends.


And it went completely viral. Nutso.




Six days later, the post has now gotten more than 1,000 likes and 300 shares (at least that’s how many I find when I follow all the trails), and I’ve received more than 250 personal messages from people all over the world asking if it is for sale. I told Michael what happened. We both took a deep breath and said, ‘Okay then, let’s make some more.’


So yes, it is for sale.


I took some better pictures, I created this little website and an Etsy store, and we’ve now got a plan for making the boxes in multiples.


Michael and I have over fifty years of combined experience working wood professionally. But we’ve never seen anything like this. It’s overwhelming, in the best possible way. And we both believe very strongly in the message the box represents: We should better learn to put our phones away and be present in the moment.


So here we go. Click the links above to read more about the box and to find out how to place an order.


And thank you. The fact that you’re even here means you get it.


Mark Love

July 13, 2013

 

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