It’s my first time ever making branded boxes! I’m excited because for Wask I always keep all of the packaging as simple and inexpensive as I could, so that I can have more money to spend on making fun new products. It turns out these branded boxes cost a little less than my last ones, and require waaaaaay less assembly time! Win-win.
I still have a lot of products packaged in the previous white slide boxes, but eventually all the tiny products will come in these new ones.
The silica gel candy is back again for its third batch. Thanks for your patience – the shipping took much longer than previously.
There are a couple of changes this round:
✎ New print design ✎ Smaller candy spheres ✎ A more subtle flavour*
* I don’t feel that the candy company landed the flavour this round, it tastes a bit more generic and is smaller than I had hoped. But because of this, I am planning to sell larger discount packs of this batch sometime in the near future so that I can eventually focus on batch 4 and try to make improvements! I’m considering another giveaway too.
A note on the packaging: From the start, the reason I’ve been doing custom packaging with my very own fonts and placements on the paper was so that people can distinctly tell which packet is a Wask one versus real silica gel packets.
I’m curious what your thoughts would be if I actually used some of the common printed silica gel designs that are already out there? I thought to myself that it’s more risky since it can be swapped with a real silica gel discreetly, but the only situation I can think of would be if you’re snacking on your own silica gel packets and somebody else decides to swap in a real one in your snack bowl!
The latest product is a compact little piggy bank that can only fit one quarter. This is an old idea I had but I couldn’t figure out if I wanted to make it or not – but after making a 3D prototype, I thought it was just so cute!
Although a lot of my product are becoming more quirky and playful, the original foundation of Wask products was inspired mostly by stationery! And I want to keep making stationery things forever.
Anyway, I kept seeing magnetic bookmarks online for a while now and I just couldn’t figure out how to make a fun Wask version of the bookmarks. And then I saw a photo of some magnetic bookmarks in a row on a page in a book, and to my brain they looked like fingers gripping the page. I liked that weird thought, so I decided to make it!
You can check out the “Sticky Fingers” bookmarks here.
At some point this summer, I was wandering around Toronto thinking about how many pigeons there are everywhere. Everywhere! And yet, I’ve lived here since 2014 and have never been pooped on by one of them! Is that even statistically probable?
People say it’s good luck to get pooped on by a bird, and I started to feel some good luck FOMO after all these years. That’s why I decided we can create our own luck with the Lucky Number Two enamel pin – the bird poop pin you can wear any day you wanna feel lucky!
The “DO NOT EAT” candy is back! It took me sooooo long because there were many bumps in the road – the first one being that I had to find an entirely new candy supplier! It took forever to find a suitable candy. I actually still prefer the flavour of the old one, but I think the new one is fine! If you bought the new one already, can you easily guess the flavour? 🙂
There are some distinct differences between this new batch and the previous one.
The new version:
✎ New print design ✎ Different type of paper ✎ Larger candy ✎ New flavour & ingredients (Glucose, Sugar, DL-malic acid, Artificial Flavors)
As a refresher, the old ingredients were: Sugar, malt syrup, glucose, food additives, citric acid, malic acid, flavour.
Update October 31st:Some of the candy packets are extra crumpled because they were squished during their arrival to me. I started putting those aside and I’m selling them at a large discount on this link, so feel free to grab those if you don’t mind their wrinkly appearance! (Note: The discount candy is now out of stock, but once the full candy restock is here, I will keep adding more discount candy periodically onto the same link!)
We created some cute little socks called “Cotton Eyed Toe”!
You can wear them either happy or sad… and you can easily change the mood by swapping your feet. They’re currently available in white and yellow (but other colours can be considered in the future so let us know if you’re looking for a variation!).
Introducing a little candle ring called A New Flame. It’s a stainless steel ring that features a real tiny candle – although we do not recommend lighting it while wearing it and are not liable for any damage if you choose to do so! It can get extremely hot in a very short time.
The latest Wask product is a mug that cries coffee! This idea has been in the works for a couple years now actually. It’s been trickier to create than I expected, and due to the cost of it, the first batch is only right-handed. If there is enough demand then we can likely include left-handed handles in the future, and potentially other colours too. 🙂