As we close out 2022, I'd like to take some time to reflect on all we've accomplished this year. I am so proud of our hardworking team and immensely grateful to the customers and retailers who support our brand year after year. Here are a few of the most noteworthy moments from Appointed's 2022:
For only the second time in seven years, we added a brand new color, Mineral Green, to our permanent collection. Developing a new signature shade involves careful deliberation to produce a color that is not only timeless but works effortlessly with our current collection. Your response to Mineral Green exceeded our expectations—we are so glad you love it as much as we do.
Our first-of-its-kind collaboration with Anthropologie featured bold colors, artfully-inspired forms, and thoughtful details. We had so much fun creating these two exclusive, limited-edition collections for the Anthropologie customer.
Feature in Martha Stewart
Amidst many glowing press mentions this year, we were particularly fortunate to be included in Martha Stewart's Self-Made column. As a long-time fan of Martha Stewart and her brands, this was certainly an honor.
We launched Appointed with a signature, perfected product—The Notebook. Over the last seven years, our customers have been avid and loyal users of this stationery classic. So, this year we were thrilled to launch Appointed Post—a subscription program that makes getting your notebook as seamless—and flexible—as possible.
Appointed District Shop's First Birthday
We celebrated our first full year in our expanded HQ and our flagship store, the Appointed District Shop. It has been wonderful to see our local customers in person this past year.
Looking Ahead at 2023….
After a year of growth, change and learning, we are eager to focus on what we do best. In the year to come we're looking forward to expanding manufacturing capabilities, allowing us to improve and fine-tune our processes.
We are also excited about new formats and products in the works. 2022 gave us an in-depth look at how and why you use Appointed products. In 2023 we're releasing new products to inspire new habits, track meaningful moments, and continue to make the most of your day.
Suann, Founder + CEO
Curious about how your favorite planner is made? You’re in luck. We sat down with Jaime, our Sr. Manager of Production, to chat about creating the Year Task Planner (YTP) from start to finish. Read on for a first-hand look at what it takes to bring our top-selling planner from our studio to your doorstep.
An inside look at the making of Appointed for Anthropologie as told by Sarah, Assistant Manager, Product Planning—from ideation, to materials and sourcing, to manufacturing a finished collaboration. Read on to gain a little insight about what went into creating the first limited-edition collaboration between Appointed and Anthropologie.
Take a stroll through Appointed HQ, and you’ll see one tool on every desk—one of our best-selling planners. We put our own planners to good use for project planning, meeting schedules, and more. Today we’re sharing planner picks from the Appointed team and suggestions for making the most of it.
As a thank you to those doing the necessary work of educating the next generation, we asked our team to reflect on the teachers that have touched their lives, ignited their curiosity, and passed on lessons they carry with them to this day.
We’ve prioritized more sustainable materials and production practices since the beginning, and have taken strides to extend that care further to our packaging and more. Today we’re walking through what separates the Appointed Notebook from the rest and how to care for and repair your products to extend their life.
Wherever your workspace may be—a desk in your bedroom, a traditional office, or a temporary space at a coffee shop—your work area and the tools you surround yourself with have an outsized impact on your creativity, productivity, and more. We believe a thoughtful set-up and the right tools can not only optimize your time, but also improve your overall well-being.
Whether you're planning a trip to the area, or you're a local looking for new recommendations for a weekend exploring your own backyard, we've surveyed the Appointed team for their favorite things to do in D.C. right now. Read on for Appointed-approved tips for your next perfect weekend.
Seven years ago today, I launched the Appointed Kickstarter Campaign. I distinctly remember how I felt that day—nerves about the uncertainty, excitement for what was to come, and confidence in what I had to offer. The idea for Appointed and the kind of products I wanted to create had been brewing in my mind for years leading up to that day, and the months previous were spent designing, planning, and dreaming.
Even through the challenges we all faced, 2021 was a momentous year of growth for Appointed. As we reflect on achievements and highlights of the past year, we want to take a moment to say thank you—to our customers, retailers, and local community that have supported us through it all.
We sat down with our Product Designer, Alex, to talk all things Toolkits—from design inspiration, to materials and prototyping, to manufacturing a finished product. Read on to learn more about what goes into creating an American-made toolbox from start to finish.