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Clixo philosophy An open letter to lovers of instruction booklets

An open letter to lovers of instruction booklets

In it, Gail Cornwall, a writer who specializes in writing about education and parenting, traces the rising attack on children’s autonomy through increasingly controlling parenting models. She write...

Clixo philosophy Revisiting Packaging: Sometimes change is uncomfortable.

Revisiting Packaging: Sometimes change is uncomfortable.

Back in August when Clixo had first launched, we posted a piece about our (somewhat unusual) thinking around packaging. Yes, we are doing sustainable packaging, but that’s hardly the big news. What...

Clixo philosophy Against the Current: Opening a COVID-safe, Creative Space

Against the Current: Opening a COVID-safe, Creative Space

Eight months in and with winter months looming ahead, parents all over the place (and especially in cities like New York, with notoriously little space), are scrambling to find ways to keep their f...

Clixo philosophy A Gift For the Ages

A Gift For the Ages

We can all agree that 2020 has been an unusual year. It would be nice to believe that such unprecedented times won’t impact the holidays, but of course they will. Everything about 2020 — including ...

Clixo philosophy When the world changes shape, Clixo changes with it.

When the world changes shape, Clixo changes with it.

Raise your hand if you’ve built a slide down your stairs out of cardboard boxes, turned the entire apartment into a playroom, or decided the whole family should don formal attire for a Tuesday nigh...

Clixo philosophy How (some) limitations can be helpful

How (some) limitations can be helpful

Seemingly overnight our worlds shrunk from, well, the world, to small, contained spaces, sometimes no bigger than single room apartments. The pain of this transition is particularly acute for paren...

Building with Ilya

Building with Ilya

Confidence

By Yaara Meet Ilya - a Brooklyn local Clixo Master Builder Meet Ilya Ilya is an 11 year old Clixo Master Builder who goes to fifth grade in Brooklyn, NY.A few months ago Ilya started visiti...

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Clixo philosophy Don’t Store It, Use it!

Don’t Store It, Use it!

Our packaging is meant to be recycled, not re-used. Clixo is built to be in a constant state of iteration. It's self-storing, integrating with the world around it.

Clixo philosophy The Birth of Clixo

The Birth of Clixo

While the idea behind Clixo has been developing in me over the course of my career, it officially began to take form in 2017, as I watched design students get incredibly creative using only paper. ...

Clixo philosophy The Sweet Spot for Creativity

The Sweet Spot for Creativity

Have you ever thought about the process of building a puzzle, or putting together a model? You get a bunch of pieces, and the goal is to figure out how to put them back together again. How quickly ...

Clixo philosophy Play as the Antidote to Perfectionism

Play as the Antidote to Perfectionism

Perfection is a tricky one. It’s something that has interested me throughout the years, maybe because I myself suffered from perfectionism. I’ve learned how to deal with it in my work and my practi...

Activities Overcoming Creative Blocks

Overcoming Creative Blocks

One of my favorite things to do with a fresh set of design students is give them an assignment that’s impossible to google. For example, I’ll tell the group to come up with ten ways to move a cloud...