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Create Your Own Landscapes with these Building Blocks Made from Offcuts

09.16.15 | By
Create Your Own Landscapes with these Building Blocks Made from Offcuts
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Horizons was born out of the idea of reuse and waste elimination. Sweden-based Spanish designer Carlos Jiménez started seeing tons of wooden offcuts in his trash can in similar shapes. He began thinking about how these could be used in a functional way.

After playing with them for a while, he thought they could be mountains and buildings, so he created a set of fun toy blocks that play on the idea of landscapes. His resulting design is a puzzle composed of 12 pieces of wood. All the pieces together form 5 mountains. These 12 pieces can also form two other horizons, one mountain landscape and one urban landscape. The varying combinations are a reflection on the continuous transformation of nature into urban environments (and back again!). Definitely a fun desktop item to play around with – cute idea!

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Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.