As part of our ongoing effort to live a greener life, we’re trying to bring our lunch to work with us more often. But while we’re all for eating healthily, being kind to the environment, and saving time and money, we’re not quite so enamored with bulky lunchboxes, which never quite seem to fit into any of our bags. We want a way to transport our food that’s sleek and slim—like this polypropylene Ojue lunch box by METAPHYS.
Though similar to traditional Japanese bento (lunchboxes), the Ojue differs crucially from them in one way—it has a narrow base and stacks vertically, so it fits neatly into even the thinnest of bags. And the practicality doesn’t end there: It’s made of three units that can be stacked or removed (sort of like large Lego), depending on how much you want to take with you. The individual units are held together by an adjustable elastic cord and each has an interior lid to prevent spills and keep food compartments separate. Though it was designed for traditional Japanese lunches—it comes with an adorable set of collapsible chopsticks that you can store in the topmost lid—you can load the Ojue up with anything from sandwiches to salad (the only thing we wouldn’t recommend is soup or other liquids, which might leak). Though the Ojue, which we’re offering in black and green, was inspired by skyscrapers, we think it looks rather like a chic, hi-tech clutch. And if we can pack our lunch in a chic, hi-tech clutch, we might just brown-bag it every day of the week.
from Osaka, Japan