Best of Office Weekly Roundup: The Art of Lunch Boxes

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In the everyday hustle and grind, it’s important to remember to take a break and get some food in your stomach. Most of us just go around the corner and buy a sandwich and a bottle of water, but then there are those of us who bring a meal from home in a standard lunchbox. Well, in this week’s roundup, we have lunch boxes that break the mold and are sure to make anyone stand out as a savvy shopper.

Stacks on stacks on stacks

Stacks on stacks on stacks

The Shidai stainless steel lunch box is comprised of 4 round, stackable containers that are fastened with a steel frame that doubles as a handle. Now you can bring leftovers for you and your coworkers (but not for Steve. He still owes you from last week).

Smooth like a flowing river. And maybe as complex.

Smooth like a flowing river. And maybe as complex.

Eva Solo has the most svelte lunchbox available; the lid doubles as a low-profile bowl that holds a utensil that is a fork on one end and a spoon on the other. This is the utilitarian’s food container of their dreams.

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Pretty. Simple.

This monbento lunchbox is stackable for added space or when you want to mix up your food. Sweets and savory meals usually don’t go together, after all.

This one’s for the space-conscious

This one’s for the space-conscious

The Kyoto Design Smart Bento Box has a minimal, two-layer container design that is ideal for sandwiches. Finally, a no-nonsense lunchbox made for no-nonsense meal.

More than meets the eye

More than meets the eye

Japanese brand metaphys has designed a lunchbox that looks like a regular square lunchbox, until you take off its band and disassemble it. This lunchbox proves that looks can indeed be deceiving.

The reinvented classic

The reinvented classic

Who doesn’t remember the brown paper lunch bag? It is such a staple of lunch transportation that the term “Brown Bagging It” is an actual thing. Luckies of London has taken this classis design a step further by making its insulated internals both leak-resistant and tear-proof and giving the top of the bag a magnet strong enough to hold it all together.

The Sun: The Original Microwave

The Sun: The Original Microwave

Designer Teo Song Wei has conceptualized a lunchbox that has a solar panel on the outside that is capable of heating up your lunch so that you don’t become grossed out by its dramatic temperature drop when lunchtime rolls around. Bonus points for making the lunchbox look as simple as possible.

Funny name, serious haute cuisine applications

Funny name, serious haute cuisine applications

Soo Kang Lee’s lunchbox, called Sunch, transforms into tray with many fancy containers complete with a cup holder! The striking, solid colors also make sure that your lunch looks more expensive than it probably is.

Lunchboxes are one of those things people don’t really pay attention to, but that doesn’t mean that, with a little research, you can’t find a lunchbox that suits your specific dietary needs and fashion style.