SILK + SONDER is the first ever monthly planning experience aimed to empower you to live the life you've always wanted. Inspired by a new theme every month, we hand-curate, design, and deliver each issue straight to your doorstep.
Each month's issue includes a blend of productivity and planning, introspection and mindfulness, and lifestyle content. Over time, we are committed to understanding your unique preferences and motivations to provide you with the most authentic experience as well as the opportunity to start afresh, every month.
Always on the search for your ‘perfect planner’? So were we.
We’re shocked that for centuries, we’ve subscribed to a culture that celebrates new “year” resolutions and sells “annual” planners. What a stifling framework to live in - a once-a-year opportunity to reset and then we’re stuck… for another 364 days after that. Why can’t we try again every month, every week, every day even? Why couldn't there be a pocket of inspiration to look forward to each month? A new beginning to get us closer to our dreams.
We’ve tried committing to yearly planners, blank diaries, and everything in-between. Nothing quite stuck - so we decided to create a product that we’d been craving for decades: one in which art, design, and travel intersect with formulas for productivity, passion, and focus. We’ve been obsessed with making these little hand-crafted, thoughtfully designed, and diversely curated gems with love and joy, and we look forward to delivering that happiness to your doorstep, every month.
Meha + Joe, SILK + SONDER Co-Creators
While the exact contents of every issue will vary slightly to keep things fresh and exciting, every SILK + SONDER issue will include the following:
I. Calendar Spreads - Better Than Your Average
Inspired by thought leaders and productivity gurus, SILK + SONDER booklets will comprise of weekly and monthly planning frameworks to help you get the most done, plan for an exciting week, and achieve your goals.
- Quarterly Layout
- Monthly Layout
- Weekly Layouts
II. Intention + Reflection - Mindfulness that Matters
Not everyone subscribes to "Dear Diary," we've designed less cliche journaling techniques that serve as calming, focus-filled vehicles to help minimize stress, decrease levels of anxiety, and provide fulfillment.
- Weekly + Monthly Intention Prompts
- Mid-Month Review
- End-of-Month Reflection
- Visualization Prompts
- Gratitude Frameworks
- Affirmation Prompts
III. Lifestyle Content - Something New Every Month
Each booklet comprises of distinct content every month, inspired by food, travel, and design that is aligned with a specific issue's theme. Content will range from sweet and savory recipes to a moving piece on a specific city, restaurant, or person, from interior design to abstract art, and everything in between. Our goal is to keep it a surprise you'll enjoy every month.
- Inspirational Poems + Quotes
- Traditional Recipes
- Instagram Influencer Biographies
- Articles on Food, Art, Design + Travel
Our Current Status
We're self funded and humbled to see our product gain organic traction within the first few months of launching. However, we're limited in resources for quick expansion. We believe that with your help, we can empower many more people to transform them into happier, productive, better versions of themselves with our monthly planners.
We really need the support from our Kickstarter community to take our product to greater heights. We're committed to inspiring people at scale by curating their first ever personalized monthly planner experience. Currently, we can only support one "line" of our product, preventing us from having the larger reach needed to accommodate different types of individuals. With your help, we will be able to do so much more to promise customization rather than box you into a solution or theme that works well for someone else but not necessarily for you. Through funding from Kickstarter, we'll be able to achieve the following:
- Offer more product lines / themes to promise an even more personalized experience. We will adapt our "themed" planners to have the aesthetics, content, and frameworks that will cater towards different types of personalities / goals / ambitions. (e.g. "Minimalist", "Mom", "Engaged", "Fitness Junkie" lines).
- Enable "switching" between themes- if one theme doesn't capture your needs, you can successfully switch to another theme that does.
- Cultivate a strong community of creatives by partnering with designers and artists as well as authors to produce meaningful content for our subscribers.
- Develop a stronger data-science technique to our algorithm that will further personalize what we include in your planners.
- Optimize printing and operational functions
Risks and challenges
Just as with any other physical product under a crowdfunding campaign, the biggest risk would be a potential delay in manufacturing or shipping. Fortunately for us, we have great relationships with a local printing press to ensure that things go as seamlessly as possible. However, should your planning be delayed or inconvenienced, we will be sure to do our best in alleviating that stress by communicating forward ahead of time and/or sending you a special gift.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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