Carry stationery in style
Thoughtfully designed for stationery and organization lovers.
BAO is contemporary, minimal, and fashionable no matter what your style is.
THE STORY BEHIND BAO
The idea for BAO sparked from my last visit to Japan in Spring 2018.
I had to spend over 3 hours just packing what stationery to bring with me for the trip. 1 hour to decide what to take with me, 1 hour to find different containers/bags for them, and 1 hour to pack and organize them.
Stationery selection is a fun process but the rest of it was just exhausting and I started to think that if I had this issue then most likely a lot of STICKII subscribers could also be experiencing it. This is how BAO initially started in my head. I did a lot of research and didn’t seem to find any A5 binder that is also like a bag on the market. Coming from an industrial design background, I already started formulating concepts in my head. I knew I wanted to create something that stationery lovers can easily pack, pick up, and go. Just like when I started STICKII, I wanted to make sure BAO was absolutely fantastic and unique.
Being immersed in the stationery heaven that is Japan was very inspiring for my design process. I did several huge stationery hauls (and you can see many of them in the image above!) to further my understanding of what people might possibly put in BAO.
After rounds and rounds of revision, going back and forth between what is possible and all the manufacturing challenges – the final design was born! The six first edition colors are picked from my favorite place from my trip – The Zen Garden at Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto. Each color represents a component of the day I visited Ryoanji and completed my design.
The Japanese Zen Garden has a long tradition of serving as an aid to meditation and inner calm. I wanted to pass along the tranquility of the Zen Garden to every BAO holder. Reminding them that the moment you open your BAO signals time for yourself to enjoy the moment and create things that feed your inner bliss.
I want to send a very big hug to every single one of you who showed your support for the debut of BAO. To support my small business, my dream, it means more to me than anything. I am very nervous but very excited for you to experience BAO!
BAO is designed for creative individuals who love stationery and organization.
- STICKII storage
- iPad 9.6″/iPad Pro 11″
- Traveler’s notebook
- Writing instruments
- Washi tapes
And so many other kinds of your must-have items!
- Unique flex area which allows you adjust elastic to hold many different things however you want.
- The binder is on a flip-able tab, so it’s super easy to open and replace/ add inserts.
- It is the world’s first (from our search, if we are wrong let us know) A5 6-hole binder handbag.
100% cruelty-free vegan leather
If you aren’t totally in love with BAO, you are welcome to return it within 7 days of the receiving date for a refund minus shipping (if applicable), to the original method of payment. BAO needs to be in its original packaging and condition. We’ll send you an email as soon as your return has been received and processed. This may take 3 to 5 business days for the refund to post depending on the bank your card is issued from.
In the rare case that you received a defective BAO, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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