James of bleubird is probably best-known for her family fashion shoots, but have you seen her kiddo lunch series? Wowzers. I love all the bento-style boxes now available for kids’ lunches (do we have Lunchables to thank?): these come with a insulated pack, these would make lunch seem a bit more exotic, and this simple cube is ingenious!
P.S. Don’t you love learning about what people had in their lunchbox growing up? Anne Lamont has a great chapter in Bird by Bird about practicing writng by talking about the funny details of school lunches. And I once heard a great NPR Marketplace Money story about kids using their fire-hot Cheetos as playground currency. What did you have in your lunch? My mom wrote little love notes and cut the crusts off my chicken sandwiches (which I used to call tuna).
[Photos via bleubird; boxes by Goodbyn]