The best feature of this elaborate Lego Mindstorms miniature factory is how utterly useless it is in the grand scheme of things. As its name implies, the Papercube spends about three minutes diligently performing just a single task: making a tiny folded paper cube.
You know that stack of storage boxes buried deep in your closet that you're too lazy to dismantle to find that one item you're looking for? These boxes from King Jim feature a small tag on one side that lets you catalog photos of their contents, so when it's time to find something you can do all the searching from…
The Knock Clock is pretty ingenious, what with its knock-knock get the time action, but I can't help but feel sad for the little woodpecker trapped within. Not even a single air hole. How long does he have?
First, man discovered fire. Then a bunch of random stupid unimportant stuff happened. Then, man discovered pizza delivery. And Serious Eats takes it from there, with a fantastic rundown of the evolution of man's greatest achievement in food transportation.
Camera bags are great for the field—but what about when you take your gear back home? This gorgeous wooden camera box is perfect for the Leicas inside—though we wish all our stuff were so lucky.
While the majority of hackintoshes we've seen recently have involved netbooks, there's something to be said for making your own $2700 Mac Pro for $900 in components... and a cardboard box.
Equally important to the food you eat is how it's presented. Especially if that food is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and baby carrots, and you're carrying it to school day after day. That's the importance of the all-mighty lunchbox.
The Life Box is a perfectly normal cardboard box. Sellers can ship goods in it. Receivers can recycle it. But recycling would be a waste, as the Life Box can also be torn up and planted to grow 100 trees.
Dan Zieja collects stuff. Civil War weaponry. Picture discs. Autographs. It doesn't really matter what it is. Odds are he collects it.
After seeing how stylish, tiny, and yet unstackable the Boxee box's design is, the staff had a lively debate about the growing number of boxes sitting underneath our TVs. How many do you have, and how many is too many?
Apple packaging is so pretty, it's kind of a shame to throw it out. If you can collect enough boxes, one option would be to create a handsome bureau like the one pictured here.
I can only imagine the resulting tower of unpacked boxes. [Sony Blog]
There are few practices as stupid, simple and damaging to the environment as wasteful packing. Take a look at this ludicrous box that Dell used to send a 2GB thumb drive. It's about 100 times too big, and it's not just wasteful because of the cardboard used. I, for one, am sick of seeing crap like this.
If you get a new computer for Christmas, you're probably SOL on timing, since it'll be about time to pack up the holiday fa-la-la-la junk, but you could always make a computer box deer to shoot in your backyard, especially if you hate your computer company.
As the married editors of Gizmodo can vouch for, when you ask your wife to marry you she's not going to remember anything about the box the ring comes in, just the ring itself. However, this ring box has a 2-inch LCD that can play back 60 minutes of video or 500 photos, which means you can present her with both a ring…
I decided that yesterday was the day that I would clean out all the boxes from my apartment. Imagine getting multiple packages every day for months on end. That's a lotta boxes. So I spent the whole night breaking them down and watching the season finale of 24. What a letdown that was! At least they cleaned up the…