In a world where all that existed to hold cardboard boxes together was normal brown packaging tape and cloth tapes, Korean designer Jeong-Min Lee saw a need and taped it up.

Lee’s snazzy “X Tape” spruces up spring cleaning and storage with eccentric designs printed on rolls of clear tape. Designs featuring metal hinges or leather straps can turn a plain cardboard box into a steamer trunk, and metal bolt and spiral notebook designs can add some fun to a gift or package.

Four different designs are sold under mmiinn, Lee’s private label. X Tape is on sale at online interior design boutique GENERATE (X Tape available on Japanese order form only). 30 meters of 50-cm tape sell for 1,365 yen per roll.

Photos by Jeong-Min Lee at
via roomie (Japanese)