Culture Carton is the subscription box for men that embraces themes relating to self-improvement. Whether it be improving one’s mind, health, style, or career, this box is for the man who wants to go above and beyond, not being content to be just ANY man. It is for he who wishes to strive toward a more cultured and sophisticated self. Among the items in the box is a book that a cultured man would want in his growing library, along with select accessories curated around a monthly theme related to improving some aspect of one’s self.
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There’s a card on top of the items.
Apollo is the inspiration for the curation of this subscription box. I expect we’ll get a lot of products to amp our style and lifestyle.
As always, the information card features a very beautiful scenery!
The theme title is a reference to the author of this month’s literary selection and the May 2019 theme is Kafka!
Everything in my May 2019 Culture Carton!
Kiko Leather Card Holder ($20) It’s a classic leather card case made from full grain cowhide leather. It features 2 card slots and finely finished stitching.
Kiko Leather Step Up Wallet ($50) This wallet comes in a simple carton container with the logo of Kiko printed on top.
Inside is the box is a sleek bi-fold brown leather wallet with multi-layer functions.
This wallet is made from premium quality cowhide leather with precise stitching for a more refined look.
It’s a lightweight, slim-style, 4 card slot wallet with a single bill compartment. It also features a symmetrical style and sharp dark stitching. These are perfect to keep my pockets uncluttered.
Dr. Squatch Soap ($7) To give our skin the treatment it truly deserves, they added this wonderful soap in the box. It’s made from 5 natural oils, shea butter, natural fragrance, sea salt, and kaolin clay.
Featured at the back of the packaging is a brief story about Dr. Squatch and how they improve every man’s shower experience.
This soap smells really great and has a pretty rough texture for exfoliating. It makes my skin more hydrated and refreshed with every wash!
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka ($11.88)
Translated, edited, and with an Introduction by Stanley Corngold
Featuring essays by Philip Roth, W. H Auden, and Walter Benjamin
“When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.” With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Franz Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing—though absurdly comic—meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction.
This Modern Library edition collects Stanley Corngold’s acclaimed English translation—long hailed as the gold standard by scholars and general readers alike—along with seven critical essays by writers including Philip Roth, W. H. Auden, and Walter Benjamin, background and contextual material, and a new Introduction from Corngold himself.
Featured at the back of the book are some essential information you need to know about the book, and its translators.
The Metamorphosis is really a unique read. The story is very engaging since it uses a simpler vocabulary in the translation.
The story is about a young man who experiences an inexplicable physical transformation.
Like any other book, this part of the booklet features the table of contents which lists all the chapters, sections, and their corresponding pages.
Kafka fan or not, this story is a must-read!
Culture Carton is a well-curated subscription that caters to the modern and cultured man. They never fail to come up with classic themes and items that are very useful for men’s grooming and well being. This month’s box features a beautiful wallet, card holder, and soap. As usual, the featured book this month is interesting too. I’m looking forward to more great reads from this subscription, as well as top quality items that I can use every day!
What’s your favorite item this month?