I've had the absolutely beautiful print of carnivorous plants and flying bats pinned to my Pinterest board for a long time; far longer than I've known that it was entitled 'Elysian Fields' and who the artist actually was. The artist, Dan Funderburgh, is a Brooklyn based illustrator whose work "includes letterpress and screen prints, sculptures and installations that play off of historical ornamentation" and this print, in particular, brings to mind the intricate and organic nature of the illustrations of the Arts and Crafts movement and is evocative of the interiors of historic manor houses. I has resigned myself to the fact that I probably shan't ever be able to afford to cover an entire room of my home with this wallpaper, but found myself rather joyful at finding that Spooky Box Club had produced a stunning tote bag in collaboration with the artist and I couldn't help but pop an order through.
My Bats and Carnivorous Botanicals Tote Bag arrived quickly and was beautifully packaged, with a massive Spooky Box Club sticker on the front of the envelope a flurry of bat confetti tumbling out as I opened it up; the whole affair felt like a really special gift, and I was beyond delighted to find a generous handful of extra goodies included with my order, which really made my day (Thank you so so much Sarah!)!
Also nestled inside the envelope along with the thankyou card, was a beautiful little Mycology Club patch (as a bit of a toadstool obsessive, this was pretty perfect, and I can't wait to find something to sew it onto; I'm also eyeing up this cute Bat protection League Patch to go along with it) a super cute set of little witchy notecards, featuring little terrariums full of mushrooms and plants, a lovely witch brooch which was sitting in a sweet little star and moon giftbag, a pair of Funny Bone Hairclips, some spooky stickers and a giant lollipop!
The bag is stunning; the print, all elegant twists of botanicals and wide-mawed venus fly traps, little bones and sweet, beautifully detailed bats couldn't be more perfect; it is perfectly printed, black ink on a slightly off-white fabric and I was thrilled to see that the design was screen printed using ozone friendly and chemical free inks! The bag is made of a thick canvas and feels of excellent quality and of a sturdy construction and it's also of a rather large size, measuring 39cm x 32cm x 3.5cm, which is perfect for holding your days shopping, a picnic for two or for using as an overnight tote bag. The straps are also long enough to go over your shoulder, which I really appreciated. I can't wait to take it out on my next run of errands!
I'm so so happy with my bag, it's so very beautiful, as well as with my overall experience with Spooky Box Club; I'm looking forward to putting through another order with them very soon!
Bat and Carnivorous Botanicals Tote Bag costs £15.00
This post is not in any way sponsored, nor is it in any way compensated. I bought this bag using my own money and I just wanted to share it because I am so enamoured!