Products We Love: Snake Blocks

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By Allegra Preuss
Watch us try out an old-school plastic toy that's been reinvented in tactile wood.

If you're feeling pessimistic about the future of physical toys in the age of digital technology, fret not. Areaware, the Brooklyn- and Columbus-based home accessories brand, churns out ingenious toys that prove that the playthings of your youth are not dead.

We tried out Snake Blocks, a 3D puzzle inspired by classic games like the Rubik’s Snake. Designed by Clara von Zweigbergk, the toy comes in four colorways, blue/pink, yellow/green, beige/green, and red/blue, and two different sizes, about a foot long and almost two-and-a-half feet long. The Snake Blocks’ wood triangles are strung together by an elastic band and can be twisted and bent into an endless number of shapes, like a swan, an elephant, or just an abstract doodle.

Areaware Snake Block
Areaware Snake Block
Snake Blocks are a classic toy reinvented in wood and elastic designed by Clara von Zweigbergk. Twist and turn the colorful blocks to create endless forms, serpentine shapes and geometric patterns, including a sphere, a swan, a dog and a fish. Composed of 24 painted wooden triangles with an elastic band throughout. 

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