We had the pleasure of interviewing designer Ben Blanc on Inhabitots, and we’re excited to report about four new recycled cardboard projects coming out of his studio. Blanc shares, they “have just been released at the NYGF which I designed exclusively for Cardboardesign.” There’s a clever room divider (“Each piece is a single die cut shape that the user can slot together to form a wall”), a set of scratch ‘toys’ for kitties that I think could pass as toys for kiddies (“I’m sure they would look great in a kids room”) and a fold up Cardboard Shark and Puppet TV set specifically intended to inject creativity into playtime activities.
The new toys arrive flat and unadorned, but are far from boring. Kids interested in nautical naughtiness will have fun creating havoc with Ben’s monster from the deep – though the shark’s rounded teeth mean it has more bark than bite. And time spent in front of the television set might be replaced by time spent inside the television set if kids own the Blanc studio’s Puppet TV. These new items will soon be available at the Cardboardesign website.