What’s more geometrically exciting than Jenga with the colour palette of Lego (don’t worry this isn’t the start of some appalling joke)?The answer is Balancing Blocks, a serious piece of boredom-evading hardware from product designers Fort Standard. Balancing Blocks encourages players to construct complex structures from 10 hardwood pieces in an assortment of unusual shapes. You may not be able to create vast plastic utopias as with the aforementioned scandinavian cubes but we’ll be damned if the constructions shown here don’t look equally beautiful in their tidy little arrangements.
Fort Standard do much more than just colourful tabletop games, in fact their mainstay is beautifully engineered wooden furniture. So if you’re on the hunt for some stunning oak furnishings on which to arrange your colourful blocks, you may have just found the men for both jobs.
- Submit Saturdays: photographer and filmmaker Harry Israelson's bright, smart portfolio
- May Diary: where to go and what to see this month
- Crisp and vibrant design work from ECAL graduate Clement Rouzaud
- Portuguese illustrator Tiago Galo’s plump little characters are oddly charming
- Matthew Butcher launches the Flood House that will travel around the Thames Estuary
- Haunting train-simulator-based animation by Jack Featherstone for Occult Orientated Crime
- Design Bridge creates new harp icon for Guinness
- Yoshinori Mizutani captures the colourful, rain soaked commuters of Tokyo
- LA studio Laundry creates amazing warped Simpsons idents for American channel FX
- Winning design for Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveiled
- Poem Baker photographs the Jûngølā drag clowns of London’s Deptford
- Milton Glaser creates new look for Brooklyn Brewery