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Bloxes!


This is one of the coolest ideas I’ve stumbled across for a while. Simple but ingenious:

Aza standing on bloxes

Aza Raskin standing on a cube of bloxes. Photo credit Andres Huff on flickr

They’re called Bloxes. Imagine giant cardboard legos that achieve incredible strength due to their shape. You can use them as sound-dampening walls, office partitions, or anything you could think of. Then, disassemble them and rebuilt whatever you want. They were invented by the Jef Raskin the guy who started the Macintosh project at Apple. Now they’re being sold and marketed by his son Aza who works for Google.

Bloxes pic from flickr

Photo credit santheo from flickr

These thing are awesome! You can build all kinds of stuff, then tear it down as many times as you want. There’s a whole pool of pictures on flickr showing various uses. Be sure to check out the bloxes website too.

I may just to get some of these to fortify/soundproof my office at work.