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Work in the mold--the Jello-O mold

Overgrown Jell-O mold serves as a portable workspace. Clear, fiberglass design promotes transparency.

The Jelly Box embeds workers, rather than marshmallows, in a classic Jell-O mold.
David Hingamp

Some people never outgrow the wonderful taste of Jell-O, and why should they? Every potluck seems to have a Jell-O mold. Whether it be speckled with marshmallows or odd bits of fruit, a Jell-O mold seems to always show up. Love it or hate it, it is one thing you can count on. Now, you can take that mold with you to work, without adding any calories to your diet.

The Jelly Box by David Hingamp takes cubicle lifestyle to a whole new level. The workspace was designed as part of the recent Urbantine Project in London. The theme of the architecture competition was to reflect the rapidly changing nature of the 21st century. While I never supposed the famous Jell-O mold would qualify as a particularly fast-moving modern creation, I can see it skirting by on longevity alone.

Whatever era the Jelly Box actually belongs in, workers from any generation can appreciate its construction. Designed from eight, equal, fiberglass segments held together by strips of Velcro, the workspace at once offers privacy and transparency-- literally. When constructed, the Jelly Box is semi-see-through, giving any occupants inside the appearance of mimicking a familiar Jell-O mold. Since your boss can't quite see inside, you can just say you've been working up a storm. The melting silicon mat on the ground might just reinforce your statement. Maybe.

(Via Inventor Spot)