Kebei Li Kickstarts His Cubic Cable-Holder

The industrial designer's sculptural brass and copper cord organizers become a reality

Imitation is apparently the greatest form of flattery—but once industrial designer Kebei Li learned that a cheap, almost-too-similar version of the cubic cable holders he designed as a RISD student was being funded on Kickstarter by a new SF-based company, he took a proactive approach. As the design was publicized before Li could patent it, neither the designer nor anyone else can legally own the …

Kebei Li Bronze Cable Holder

Cast bronze cubes keep all your cords and cables in place

Whether it’s a disobedient power cord or an extra-long headphone line, unruly cables can overwhelm an otherwise organized desk. RISD industrial design student Kebei Li offers a simple solution with the Bronze Cable Holder. The cast bronze cubes sit atop cords to prevent them from falling off your desk. Suction cup tape on the block’s feet keep the tiny cube stationary on just about any …

Piperoid Robots

Rejuvenate your hands-on creative spirit with the buildable, paper pipe desk mates

When it came to Lego starships, friendship bracelets and sandcastles, there was nothing like getting your hands a little dirty and creating daily, back when we were kids. It’s a shame that for so many adults—even for many of us working in creative fields—that the inventive, hands-on spirit is becoming an increasingly rare occurrence. Thankfully, there’s a quick fix: Take a step back from the …