Sometimes rectangles reflect themselves over and over, like an image reflecting back and forth between two mirrors. On our rectangular computer screens flash rectangular websites with rectangular boxes of text. And sometimes, when we get lucky, there are even rectangular photographs of artwork or cool shit that was conceived after the convenient and lovable mold of the rectangle.
I stumbled upon Toxel.com and was blown away. I wish I could have a design blog this awesome. I have to highlight some of the really, really cool rectangular shit on here, and I highly recommend checking out the non-rectangular goods as well (I know, I know).
I spent at least an hour just browsing through pictures to decide what I needed to share with my Rectangle-Lovers. I even looked at some Stuff That Wasn’t Rectanglular. Don’t tell. It just goes to show how sweet this site is. Anyway, after an hour or two of research, here’s what I have to share with you.
Ice cube trays are often among the most rectangular goods we own. The trays themselves are not only rectangles, but ice cubes usually come out in a rectangular fashion, as well.
These sweet ice cube trays are still rectangular, but the cubes are not. Check out a few awesome ones.
This combines two of my favorite things – Shit That’s Rectangular and Shit That’s Nasty. This is a perfect example of why we should play with our food – it’s both patriotic and gross! But seriously, these flags are really clever and also really cool. They address stereotypical foods, culinary traditions AND nationalism at the same time. That’s hard.
Unfortunately the American flag was not represented. Fucking commies.
No more boring brown tape. Impress the folks at the post office next time you need sum tape to mail a care package. Or wrap up a box at the storage facility. Those poor people need more excitement in their lives anyway. It would be a mitzvah.
I mean, let’s be real. The white gets really old sometime, no? I know my Grandma sometimes buys pastel blue toilet paper or pink Kleenex.
Why not move this exciting phenom into the world of the younger generations?
A warning: some of these are a bit of a departure from the rectangle. It may be jarring to my readers. But keep in mind that the sandwiches were rectangles to begin with (See here). And, once again, we’re studying folks who like to play with their food. What could be bad?
Anyway, a little taste for my readers. Check out the website. Pay special attention to the rectangles.
Thank you, Toxel dudes. Your blog is really really awesome.