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85 Cubic Ideas and Boxed Innovations

— February 20, 2009 — Tech
There is something about the geometry of the cube that attracts attention and captivates thought. Much like the perfect sphere, cubic shapes inspire with their perfection in symmetry, but also present a more powerful and edgy form with even surfaces and acute angles.

The stimulation this shape provokes is evident from everyday objects to architecture and art; it has, after all, inspired an entire art movement pioneered by the charismatic Pablo Picasso. From gadgets to furniture, the ideal 3D solid casts its proportional shadow and amply shares its form with innovation and style.
5.5
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
84
Rock, Paper, Scissors Dice
Rock, Paper, Scissors Dice
Fatih Baltas
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83
Stop Motion Visuals Using Dices
Stop Motion Visuals Using Dices
Fujiya & Miyagi Video
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82
Sculptural Heaters
Sculptural Heaters
The Octocube
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81
Light-Up Ice Cubes
Light-Up Ice Cubes
A Cool way to Heat up the Night
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80
Magic Gadget For Mobiles
Magic Gadget For Mobiles
MCube
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79
1080i Holographic Video Player
1080i Holographic Video Player
holocube
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78
3-D Display Cubes (UPDATE)
3-D Display Cubes (UPDATE)
Seekway's LED Cubes
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77
Exploding Hearts as Art
Exploding Hearts as Art
Beating Heart in a Box
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76
Matchbox-Sized Monitors
Matchbox-Sized Monitors
Edinburgh's School of Engineering Portable Supercomputer
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75
Loving Technology
Loving Technology
Give a Heart-Embellished Companion Cube to Your Valentine
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74
NYC Garbage Art 2
NYC Garbage Art 2
Trash for Baseball Fans
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73
Cube-Shaped MP3 Players
Cube-Shaped MP3 Players
Invention Uses 3-Axis Accelerometer to Control Playback
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72
Stylish iPod as a Lipstick
Stylish iPod as a Lipstick
iStick
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71
Pour Like A Pro
Pour Like A Pro
Kikkerland Cube
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70
Powerful iPod Docks
Powerful iPod Docks
The JiveBox Audio System
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69
Frozen Granite Cubes
Frozen Granite Cubes
Literally Serve Drinks "On the Rocks"
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68
Redesigning Traffic Lamps
Redesigning Traffic Lamps
Cubic Driving Lights by Art Lebedev
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67
Seagrand "X-Cute" Cube MP3 player
Seagrand "X-Cute" Cube MP3 player
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66
Digital Stick People: Interact When Placed Next to Each Other
Digital Stick People: Interact When Placed Next to Each Other
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65
Skydeck 88 Observation Deck
Skydeck 88 Observation Deck
Glass Cube Protrudes From Building
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64
Home of the Trolls
Home of the Trolls
Icelandic Lava Flower
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63
World's Smallest Video Player
World's Smallest Video Player
MobiBLU Cube 2
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62
Compact Faux Ice Castles
Compact Faux Ice Castles
The OrganiCube Looks Like A Gigantic Snow Fort
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61
Diagnostic Toys
Diagnostic Toys
PC Technician Diagnosis Dice
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60
Beijing National Aquatics Center
Beijing National Aquatics Center
Water Cube
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59
Secret Drawer Cubes
Secret Drawer Cubes
Fractal 23
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58
Resin Lamp Clearly A Winner
Resin Lamp Clearly A Winner
Designgedichtjes
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57
Billboards Made With 7563 Dice
Billboards Made With 7563 Dice
Treasury Casino Ad
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56
Magnetic Puzzles With Infinite Solutions
Magnetic Puzzles With Infinite Solutions
The NeoCube
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55
Cellphones with Turntables- The "Box to Play" by KDDI AU
Cellphones with Turntables- The "Box to Play" by KDDI AU
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54
Movie Inspired Technology
Movie Inspired Technology
The Transformers 'All Spark Cube' USB Hub
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53
Just-A-Box Computers
Just-A-Box Computers
The Pano Has No CPU, No Memory and No Software
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52
3D Display Cubes
3D Display Cubes
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51
Electric Origami
Electric Origami
LED Foldie
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50
MobiBlu Miniature MP3 Player Review
MobiBlu Miniature MP3 Player Review
World's smallest!
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49
24/7 Apple Store in Manhattan
24/7 Apple Store in Manhattan
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48
Crystal Studded Dice
Crystal Studded Dice
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47
Eco-Speakers
Eco-Speakers
Fashionation For Green Listening
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46
Cell Phone Puzzle-Solving
Cell Phone Puzzle-Solving
'CubeCheater' iPhone App Solves Any Rubik's Cube
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45
Digital Photos Urns
Digital Photos Urns
Frame Holds Photos and Ashes
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44
Conceptual Art
Conceptual Art
Curiosity in a Box
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43
Colored Light Therapy
Colored Light Therapy
Mood Lighting by Shiu Yuk Yuen
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42
Eco-Friendly Ice Cubes
Eco-Friendly Ice Cubes
Nordic Rocks
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41
Sleeping in a Cubi
Sleeping in a Cubi
Qbic Hotels
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40
Ultra Luxury Wine Vaults
Ultra Luxury Wine Vaults
Walk-in Wine Cellar
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39
Lego Brick Calendars
Lego Brick Calendars
10,000 Year Desktop Calendar
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38
Plush Tetris Blocks
Plush Tetris Blocks
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37
Purse for Gluttonous Women
Purse for Gluttonous Women
Gilli Nutella Cube
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36
Interactive Mood Architecture
Interactive Mood Architecture
Eness' The LightScaper Is Influenced By People Nearby
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35
Hands-Free Timed Tea
Hands-Free Timed Tea
TeaCube
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34
Green Inside and Out Lights
Green Inside and Out Lights
Grass-on Lamp
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33
Reshaping Nature
Reshaping Nature
Square Tree Trunks for Modern Efficiency
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32
Ice Rocks
Ice Rocks
Prepackaged Ice Cubes from French Mineral Water
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31
Wall-Hung Toilets
Wall-Hung Toilets
The Square Space-Saving Roca ‘Element' Loo
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30
Angular Storage
Angular Storage
The Quad Book Shelf
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29
Glowing Swarovski Cube
Glowing Swarovski Cube
FireJewel Necklace
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28
Glowing Ice Cube Furniture
Glowing Ice Cube Furniture
Moss LED Sofa
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27
Genetic Architecture Incorporates Creative Surroundings
Genetic Architecture Incorporates Creative Surroundings
3deluxe Glass Cube
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26
Bike in a Box
Bike in a Box
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25
Fake Ice Cube Lamps
Fake Ice Cube Lamps
DIY Block Light Bricks
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24
Compact Computing
Compact Computing
Space Cube PC is World's Smallest Computer
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23
Celebrity Lunch Boxes
Celebrity Lunch Boxes
The Charity Lunchbox Auction
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22
Cube-Shaped Eco Architecture
Cube-Shaped Eco Architecture
The Modular Dice House
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21
Light Cube Furniture
Light Cube Furniture
Remake Design Light Cubes Let You Build Your Furniture
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20
3-in-1 Furniture in a Box
3-in-1 Furniture in a Box
One To Three For Five (Seconds)
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19
Sleek Cube Lighting
Sleek Cube Lighting
Box Lights by Richard Marcos
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18
Papercrafts for Charity Fundraisers
Papercrafts for Charity Fundraisers
The Luminaire PaperLove Project
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17
DIY Paper Heroes
DIY Paper Heroes
Cubee Craft
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16
Z-Box
Z-Box
The Freestanding Bedroom-In-A-Box
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15
Expandable Furniture
Expandable Furniture
Cube 6
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14
First Portable Microwave
First Portable Microwave
iWaveCube Personal Microwave
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13
Square Fruit
Square Fruit
Watermelons That Make It Look Hip To Be Square
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12
Cube Architecture
Cube Architecture
Dubai Sports City
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11
Jenga Block Architecture
Jenga Block Architecture
The "Next Generation House" by Sou Fujimoto
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10
Artsy Cutlery Cubes
Artsy Cutlery Cubes
Recycled Flatware Lighting and Other Shades of Invention
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9
Gym in a Box
Gym in a Box
The Fitness Cube
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8
Glass Box Architecture
Glass Box Architecture
The Curiosity/Milligram House
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7
Tiny 2 in 1 Washers and Dryers
Tiny 2 in 1 Washers and Dryers
The Clean Cube
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6
Invisible Treehouses
Invisible Treehouses
Tree-Top Hotel Covered in Mirrors Is As Green As It Is Cool
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5
Kitchens in Boxes
Kitchens in Boxes
MiniKitchen by Boffi
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4
Glass Toilet Cubicles
Glass Toilet Cubicles
Swiss Public Bathrooms
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3
Sexy Stained Glass Beds
Sexy Stained Glass Beds
Red 'Hot Bed' by Xander Blue
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2
Luxury Steel Box Home on Stilts
Luxury Steel Box Home on Stilts
Delta Shelter
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1
Space Saving Furniture
Space Saving Furniture
Dining Table in a Cube
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