WHO WHAT WHY
Join the World Tour. RAD AND HUNGRY’s first product line, The Something Mighty Collection, is a monthly series of limited-edition, locally sourced office supplies for those who love ‘em as much as we do.
RAH sparked from founder Hen Chung's love of travel and addiction to office supplies. It solidified over beers and globe-trotting adventures with friend and collaborator Sam Alston, and grew over more beers with writer and fellow road-trip lova Laura Dedon Oxford.
“Every time Sam and I traveled together, we synced up in a path of mad consumption that would gather momentum during the trip,” says Hen Chung. “One of each postcard at the museum. One of each patterned scarf, and one for my mom. And one for your mom. Two of each beer. Order everything on the menu, we’ll split it. Good thing these pencils come in packs of twelve…
“The common thread was design, but unrefined design – ‘local’ in the sense that it’s so basic and part of the everyday landscape that people in that country find it unremarkable. The kitschy outdated postcard, the shoes people wear when cleaning house, the cheapest brew, the #2 pencil. We’re taken by the concept that simple, daily items are given new meaning through travel. It transforms the mundane into something inspired.
“We wanted to transfer that experience through design without altering the fundamentals inside. RAD AND HUNGRY would be the parent brand – product lines would be dope as hell. Goods that connect people who love travel, design and lo-fi style.”
RAD AND HUNGRY (RAH) sells lo-fi goods from low-down travel – limited-edition office supplies locally sourced from around the world. RAH believes travel transforms the everyday into something inspired, connecting far-flung groups of people who love style, travel and design. Founded in Seattle, RAH kicked off the world tour in October 2010.