The vision for Wonderbox began in 2019 with maker, artist and designer Jenna Moore … and a OfferUp ad. Jenna has always had an uncanny knack for discovering bite-sized bursts of creativity in unexpected places, which led her to the idea of curating ‘micro galleries’ through vending machines. This bigger picture translated into tiny spaces beautifully, and was the genesis of Wonderbox. Sitting boldly at the intersection of artistic originality and on-demand convenience, Wonderbox is a locally-sourced, small-batch showcase of San Diego artisans and makers.
WONDERBOX BELIEVES IN
LOCAL ARTISTS, MAKERS + MERCHANTS
Creativity + Inspiration for All
About the Box
Wonderbox is part of a creative vending movement. What is THAT, you may ask? Creative vending repurposes existing machines to deliver the unexpected, unconventional and often artistic items. Along the way, each box evolves with its own distinctive look and style, transforming from a plain black box to an intriguing Wonderbox that begs the question, What IS that? From customized decals, paint jobs, lighting and unique touches like lush grass landing zones, Wonderbox aims to elevate the vending experience while preserving friendly, familiar functionality.
THE BRAINS BEHIND THE BOX
A designer by trade, Jenna Moore is also a passionate maker and multi-media artist known for painting, quilting and a diverse range of personalized giftable items in a variety of mediums. Jenna's creative community expanded in new directions as she and her husband John brought Gentleman John's Books & Readeasy to life. Housed initially in a converted pop-up trailer, the curated collection eventually expanded to a retail space in Seahive at Liberty Station. Through her involvement at countless vintage and maker markets throughout Southern California, Jenna's appreciation for local creatives and makers has deepened, eventually inspiring the concept of Wonderbox.