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PRODUCT STORY
These precision-crafted boxes embody a spirit of artful simplicity that can bring enlightenment to your table or desktop. They come from Tokushima, a city in Japan that has been a center of fine woodworking for more than four hundred years. The geometric boxes come in intentionally varied shapes and sizes, but their edges are precisely sized to match up at unexpected angles. You can combine and recombine in an endless variety of beguiling arrangements. When the box lids are not in use, they too can be incorporated into the design. Each box has magnets concealed in its sides, helping to keep them from shifting. Made in Japan.
MATERIALS
Walnut Wood and Magnets
SUBMITTED BY
Katie Gianonne, UncommonGoods Buyer
NOTES
1.96" x 3.93" x 9.93"
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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

October 24, 2012 02:39:18 PM

It can be hard to give our desk that "put together" look, especially when stray pens and sticky notes don't have a home. Take a look at the product story to see how these wooden organizers can help keep your office supplies in place, then let us know whether this design has your vote.

Tonya
Vote: Thumbs down!

October 25, 2012 09:30:57 PM

Weird

Lisa
Vote: Thumbs down!

October 26, 2012 05:16:19 AM

Another desk set where you have to wonder what to do with the lids (as I don't want them loose on the desk cluttering it up).

Christine
Vote: Thumbs up!

October 26, 2012 06:55:02 AM

Neat gift idea for puzzle oriented people.

Luvenia
Vote: Thumbs down!

October 26, 2012 08:39:07 AM

Different

Kathleen
Vote: Thumbs up!

October 26, 2012 08:55:32 AM

Puzzle minded people, industrial architects, etc.... fun. For those who didn't read the description, the boxes are magnetic and can be put together in a variety of ways.

Hillary
Vote: Thumbs down!

October 26, 2012 10:06:35 AM

They dont really look big enough to keep anything in.I do like the idea of being able to create any shape you want, though.

Carlos
Vote: Thumbs up!

October 26, 2012 11:08:46 AM

interesting design

Carly
Vote: Thumbs up!

October 28, 2012 07:50:44 PM

Looks like something my architect Uncle would enjoy.

Giselle
Vote: Thumbs up!

October 29, 2012 04:07:53 PM

Interesting shapes, would be nice gift for a gentleman.

Carolynn
Vote: Thumbs up!

October 30, 2012 02:11:28 PM

Love the walnut! Would look great in any midcentury modern inspired room. Maybe on my Nelson desk.. one day..

A0407
Vote: Thumbs down!

October 30, 2012 02:41:54 PM

Looks like it takes up too much space and holds very little

debbie
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 01, 2012 01:16:39 PM

beauty and functional at the same time? Perfect!

Ginger
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 01, 2012 08:59:31 PM

Love triangles! Beautiful for gift giving!

Lucy
Vote: Thumbs down!

November 02, 2012 01:11:44 AM

Looks like a child put this together

Christine
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 02, 2012 12:44:57 PM

Show at least 1 more picture of how it could be arranged.

Hi
Vote: Thumbs down!

November 02, 2012 09:04:56 PM

Seems like it would take up to much space on a desk.

Sherri
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 03, 2012 05:00:32 PM

Interesting. Not for me, but I could see myself giving it to a friend who loves puzzles and mind-bending puzzles like this.

Jacqueline
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 03, 2012 06:13:33 PM

These look well-made and fun. The portions sticking out at the sides don't have to be used at all. The text states that they are the covers for the containers. These could be quite useful and attractive, and they're very unique!

Stephanie
Vote: Thumbs down!

November 05, 2012 08:57:58 AM

I like the idea of being able to change the shape. Not a fan of how they look though.

Lisa
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 05, 2012 05:03:40 PM

Versatile. People like to change their household items, and this is a simple way to do it. It is simple in its design, meaning it will go with many decors and it is useful.

Joyce
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 05, 2012 08:00:26 PM

Beautifully crafted.


Vote: Thumbs down!

November 06, 2012 07:40:24 AM

These things are ugly and I don't like how small they seem to be.

Dusty
Vote: Thumbs down!

November 06, 2012 09:46:35 AM

I made this in woodshop and I got a C-

stephanie
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 06, 2012 03:57:14 PM

Different

maryann
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 06, 2012 10:20:29 PM

takes up space- don't love the design- clunky

Heather
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 07, 2012 02:22:03 AM

Doesn't look entirely practical. Had voted thumbs down, but changed to thumbs up after reading the product. Might want to have photos of different arrangements of the boxes and the lids used in different ways. I originally thought it was one solid piece - which is not as cool as a modular piece.

Anne
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 07, 2012 09:12:18 PM

I think its a unusual and fun concept even though I might not buy one myself.

Laura
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 07, 2012 10:26:43 PM

Like the idea, would want to know if the wood is responsibly sourced.

Lori

November 16, 2012 10:27:52 AM

Not enough space for my office

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