Memo Pad “Excavates” Architectural Sites with Each Sheet You Remove

Omoshiro Block Memo Pad Japanese Architecture Stationery

Perfectly pairing a penchant for cool stationery with a love for classic Japanese architecture, the Omoshiro Block by Triad is an office supply with a twist. Aptly (and loosely) translated to “fun block,” each one-of-a-kind memo pad reveals a beautiful architectural model as it's used, turning traditional note-taking into an exciting excavation.

Together, the laser-cut pages that compose each Omoshiro Block produce an iconic building in Japan, ranging from centuries-old sites, like the Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto, to more modern marvels, like the iconic, Tour Eiffel-inspired Tokyo Tower. The surprise site begins to reveal itself as one tears off the strategically-shaped notecards. Once the entire cube is used, the intricately crafted architectural model is fully unearthed, leaving you with your very own miniature work of art.

It is not just what's left that makes this memo pad special, however. In addition to its building-shaped remains, the sheets extracted from each Omoshiro Block feature fascinating cut-outs, from human figures to leaves and flowers.

Currently, this ingenious item is only available at “creative life store” Tokyu Hands in Osaka. Hopefully, however, it makes its international debut soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out similar products in our selection of surprise gifts.

The Omoshiro Block transforms an everyday memo pad into an excavation.

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As you use the creative architecture stationery, an iconic Japanese site begins to appear.

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Additionally, each extracted notecard features unexpected cut-outs.

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Besides buildings, the Omoshiro Block also features everyday objects like musical instruments, cameras, and trains.

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h/t: [Spoon & Tamago]

All images via Triad.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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