For those who dream of travel but are without the means or the time, Elin Aram's A box from offers tastes and tidbits of far-off lands. According to Elin, each box contains a selection of items meant to "tell the stories about cities [that] you haven't heard yet." For Tehran, there are threads of saffron, bright yellow sugar sticks, woven baskets that recall the multicolored rooftops of northern Iran; for Seoul, cold noodles and a collagen face mask.
Makes me wonder what I might choose for the cities I love: Pocky and a cat cafe badge for Tokyo; Nalgene bottles and prayer flags for Santa Cruz; Mast Brothers chocolate and a copy of Diner Journal for Brooklyn. What would you include in yours?
See more, here. Thanks, Fast Company.