This is a blog about boxes.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Beyond the Thirs Dimension - "Slicing a four-dimensional hypercube"

via jonCates

Mirror box combo @ VVORK

Sir Norman Reid, 2005
Simon Dybbroe Møller

Broken Mirror Cubes, 2005
Jeppe Hein

Fedex® Kraft Box ©2005 FEDEX 330504 REV 10/05 CC, Fedex International 2-Day, Los Angeles-Brussels, 2008 (two-way mirror glass with safety glass laminated, silicon)
Walead Beshty

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Paper Origami

This little LED-lit cube is much more than just a paper lantern: It's a translucent and flexible thin-film electronic circuit that hooks up a battery to an LED, limber enough to be folded into an origami box. And the coolest thing about circuits like these? You can make them at home.

directions + more info here: Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Teen Atlantis Cyber Chat Laser Crystal

a 10x10x10 laser crystal. Depicting a young maiden citizen of Atlantis surfing the net and chatting on her laptop with boys.

@AIDS-3D's Etsy shop for $169


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Saturday, November 15, 2008

The BoxxShow

Nate and I are curating a BoxxShow at the Happy Collaborationists' Exhibition Space. Please come!

Caturday, November 22nd
7:00PM - 11:00PM
1254 N. Noble, First Floor
Happy Collaborationists' Exhibition Space

The Happy Collaborationists Exhibition Space is pleased to announce the third show to be part of our one show per month curriculum. The BoxxShow, curated by Dain Oh and Nate Hitchcock, is based on Boxxblog (, an online blog and curatorial experiment.

The exhibition will feature works by Dain Oh, Chris Collins, Wendy Spacek and Ilia Ovechkin. Aditional decorations will be provided by Dain Oh, Nate Hitchcock and the Happy Collaborationists.

"The cube is a Platonic solid, also called the regular hexahedron. The term is derived from Plato's notion of a regular solid out of four classical elements: earth, air, water and fire. The metaphorical conception of an infinite line connecting nature is extremely beautiful; it is the celebratory painting of the beginning of human logic.

A box functions as a tabla rasa by taking the form as a symbolic and physical container to absorb and/or mimic the containing object. Its utopic and minimal simplicity is also open to intricate physical and emotional complexity and can create infinite amount of elaborate patterns and structures. It is the ultimate
metaphor and it is ubiquitous. However, its existence is so modest and tranquil that we often do not recognize living within a box. It is a child of mother nature and something that we continue to struggle with; we are constantly trying to be "outside the box." Before this perilous revolution, we must understand and appreciate its symbiotic nature with humans."

Dain Oh, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rubik's Cube handbag

designed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac


More presents

Seven Future Gifts, 2008
Mircea Cantor

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And/Or Show #7

BoxxCuration @ And/Or Gallery:

Noah Simblist
A Tower of Babel Made from Cubic Kaaba Modules Falls from the Weight of Yellow Stars, 2006
graphite and gouache on paper
30 x 44 inches

Garland Fielder
untitled, 2006
encaustic on linen
36 x 36 inches

Artists: Noah Simblist, Garland Fielder, Jessica McCambly, CJ Davis, Brian Jones
Curated by Vance Wingate

To view the show click here

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Joseph Cornell Box

Super Urbanoutfitters-esque, but original. I want the book. It's totally a waste of money, but I want it. This is what I used to do when I was little, too.

The Joseph Cornell Box
The Book

Monday, November 3, 2008

Soyoung Chung pt. 2

* Click on the pictures for larger image + more details.

Soyoung Chung

Soyoung Chung

*Click on the pictures for larger image + more details.

Soyoung Chung

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I haven't posted here in awhile. I apologize. So much stuff had/has happened past few months, and I am still exhausted.

I just had a thought though that people, particularly artists who deal with boxes as their subjects usually become very obsessive of the subject. Boxes attract. I think one of the reasons why this might be is because boxes are a representation of most common/basic forces on Earth: horizontal and vertical lines. (relative to gravity)

I do not have many examples off the top of my head, but Nate just sent me a link that made me think of this.

Example: Aakash Nihalani

Monday, September 29, 2008

PixCell (Toy-snoopy and Woodstock), 2007
Kohei Nawa
(many other PixCell series on Nawa's website, too)

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008


Jieun Yang & Hanah Suh

via: Yanko Design

Cube 6 by Naho Matsuno

Cube 6, 2008, 350x350x350, plywood birch , maple

Naho Matsuno

via: Yanko Design