Malko – Less is future

“Less  is  future”  is  the  slogan  with  which  Malko  talks  to  the  world:  the fight  against  waste is  one  of  the  challenges  of  the  third  millennium.  It  must  be  won  by  changing daily habits. Malko  is  an  Italian  product  design  brand  that  was  born  to  inspire  an  eco-­friendly  lifestyle.  Its  mission  is  the  reduction  of  the  disposable…

Shape-Shifting Pasta

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group have managed to make shape-shifting pasta, edible origami Why? To package and ship pasta more efficiently for example. But of course they have many examples of culinary potential for this technology. The researchers have created flat sheets of gelatin and starch that, when submerged in water, instantly sprout…

Amaro 33 to attract young audience

New hip-flask inspired design from Argentina-based YG Design! YG Design is a strategic and creative consultancy specializing in the beverages & luxury goods industries. “Amaro is a grappa-based distillate. This product is the spearhead of a change towards a major updating of the manufacturer which allows an improvement in the distillery profile regarding other traditional-style products….

Environmentally Friendly Can Collar

Can Collar™ is a durable, environmentally friendly ring alternative, made from 86% paperboard, a renewable, fiber-based material, using the minimum amount of material required to still firmly hold the cans in place, and be water resistant. The Can Collar™ is recyclable where facilities exist to recover poly-coated paperboard products. Developed by packaging company WestRock. Muskoka Brewery who is…

Zlatan Myth Design

  After launching two beloved fragrances, Zlatan Ibrahimović Parfums is releasing its third collection – MYTH WOOD and MYTH BLOOM. The scents capture the elusive magic of Zlatan’s home country – the forests, nature and calm of Sweden. Zlatan worked closely with Olivier Pescheux, one of the world’s leading perfumers from Givaudan in Paris.

Mirage Arabica Coffee Concept

A team of Armenia-based designers have created a product in which each of them can find their favorite flavor of coffee (espresso, cappuccino, mocha, latte, americano). “We took coffee Arabica and visualized 5 types of coffee connecting them to each other. We decided to separate the ingredients by turning them into colors. Next, we illustrated them in a form…

By Kristina de Verdier On 9 May, 2017 In , ,

Packaging from milk protein

The French start-up company Lactips started in 2014 with the purpose to tackle the problem of environmental waste. In order to do this they produce water soluble and biodegradable thermoplastic pellets based on milk protein. Those pellets are used as a raw material for thermoforming, film, or any kind of plastic applications. You have probably seen their soluble film for…

Hinoki by Nine

Hinoki is a beautiful sustainable packaging concept created for the cosmetics industry. It’s designed by Swedish innovation agency NINE. NINE is a future-driven innovation consultancy, part of the BillerudKorsnäs Group, a publicly traded company and global provider of smarter packaging for a sustainable future. CHALLENGE In the Cosmetics Industry, the notion of  “premium” products is commonly connected to…

Compostable Coffee Pods

Halo is a completely bio-degradable coffee capsule compatible with your home Nespresso machine. Designed with an innovative blend of compostable natural fibres to protect the coffee flavours. Like many coffee drinkers across the world Halo was dissatisfied with the coffee capsule industries practices, vagueness and green washing. -13,500 non-biodegradable coffee capsules being thrown into landfill every minute. -39,000 coffee capsules globally…

And Union’s Beer Can go texture

“Bavarian craft brewer AND UNION has unveiled the first canned beers in its range with a  ballsy yet restrained design. Solid, single colours represent each beer in the line-up, in an attempt  to cut through the clutter commonly seen on shelves these days.” “The modest hero of the design is texture, as the brewer played with…

By Kristina de Verdier On 3 March, 2017 In , , ,

Zara Fragrance Design

  Designed by Lavernia & Cienfuegos. “Zara approached us to redesign their “best seller” women’s fragrance range. The brief asked that the new design be an evolution of the previous one, with the intention that customers continue to recognize the collection. They asked us to focus on the bottle and cap and to make very little changes…

By Kristina de Verdier On 15 February, 2017 In , , , , ,

The textures of Gotland

Designed by Identity Works, Sweden. The Swedish island of Gotland is a truly unique place. The light is more present, nature more dramatic and sparse. No wonder half of Stockholm migrate here over the summer!  For generations the Arla dairy in Visby has provided Gotland with milk from local cows and farmers. It was time…

5 PACKAGING DESIGN TRENDS 2017

Grasping the dynamics of the global market is crucial to any innovation or design initiative. When consumers’ fundamental needs are considered before the creative process begins, the end result offers desire through beauty, function and relevance. Knowing what makes consumers tick, and how the industry is evolving, will help you kick off the creation of…

Cosmetics concept created by Funky Business

Branding agency Funky Business® created new brand line concept of premium cosmetics. “Microme Cosmetics are innovative solution in the field of molecular makeup. Natural ingredients and the latest scientific developments allowed to create safe and effective solution for rejuvenating and skin protection. Product line consists of three well-developed positions helping to get a full range…

THE WORLD’S FIRST FLAT WINE BOTTLE

  London entrepreneur Joe Revell of startup Garçon Wines has designed a plastic Bordeaux-style bottle that’s flattened like a flask so it can fit through an English letterbox for easy delivery to consumers. Garçon Wine club is a subscription service, offering people who want to try different types of wine, convenient home-delivery. Using a heavy duty, glass-like plastic, Garçon Wine club…