Images courtesy of Quirky
Quirky, a New York-based, product design incubator, recently put forward this concept for an updated matchbox. They call it Strike. Open one end for grabbing matches in bulk and striking them on the machined lid (if they’re the strike-anywhere variety). Open the circular door on the other end to remove matches one at a time. Opt for this route and the matches are automatically lit as they’re pulled from the case. Very clever.