Apotekarnes Christmas Soft Drink

Here is the latest addition to the Apotekarnes family, designed by NINE, a design agency based in Stockholm, Sweden. “Apotekarnes is a brand owned by Carlsberg Sweden. For Christmas 2013 Apotekarnes is launching a limited edition of the traditional Swedish Christmas soft drink, julmust, with a secret taste.” Available in grocery stores in Sweden.

Here is the latest addition to the Apotekarnes family, designed by NINE, a design agency based in Stockholm, Sweden. “Apotekarnes is a brand owned by Carlsberg Sweden. For Christmas 2013 Apotekarnes is launching a limited edition of the traditional Swedish Christmas soft drink, julmust, with a secret taste.” Available in grocery stores in Sweden.

Blossa 2013

Every year the Swedish brand Blossa releases a limited edition mulled wine. This year the flavour of the wine is not presented on the bottle. Instead the consumer shall use his/her own experience to interpret the flavours. You can see typical design elements from the province Dalecarlia in Sweden. Cucurbits pattern, the traditional red falu-colour. With this concept Blossa returns to its roots….

Every year the Swedish brand Blossa releases a limited edition mulled wine. This year the flavour of the wine is not presented on the bottle. Instead the consumer shall use his/her own experience to interpret the flavours. You can see typical design elements from the province Dalecarlia in Sweden. Cucurbits pattern, the traditional red falu-colour. With this concept Blossa returns to its roots. Johan Daniel Grönstedt who started to sell mulled wine in his wine shop more than 100 years ago – He was from Dalecarlia. Blossa is still today produced based on his recipe. Nice packaging design and concept!

Smakshonning – Student Work

  Designed by Marius Sunde, Morten Johansen & Ida Dølplads, Westerdals School of Communication, Oslo. “Smakshonning is a new range of honey with added flavor (hazelnut, raspberry and thyme) from Honningcentralen, Norway’s leading honey producer. The idea was to create a chemistry inspired bottle, to emphasize the applicability of honey within gastronomy. In addition to…

 

Designed by Marius Sunde, Morten Johansen & Ida Dølplads, Westerdals School of Communication, Oslo.

“Smakshonning is a new range of honey with added flavor (hazelnut, raspberry and thyme) from Honningcentralen, Norway’s leading honey producer. The idea was to create a chemistry inspired bottle, to emphasize the applicability of honey within gastronomy. In addition to the three 350g main bottles, a gift set with a portion sized bottle of each flavour was created. The gift set bottles had a cork with the classic honey stick attached to it, resembling pipette found in chemistry labs.” Via The Dieline

100 x 100 Organic Food

Adrián Froufe is a spanish product designer based in Milan (Italy) and here is his Product Design BA Final Project. “100×100 is a brand dedicated to organic food that seeks to create links between rural producers and urban consumers and tries to improve the quality of the products we consume in our day to day lives. In…

Adrián Froufe is a spanish product designer based in Milan (Italy) and here is his Product Design BA Final Project. “100×100 is a brand dedicated to organic food that seeks to create links between rural producers and urban consumers and tries to improve the quality of the products we consume in our day to day lives. In addition, we have tought to give this brand a new and attractive aesthetic component that breaks with the classic image of organic and environmentally friendly products. All packaging of 100×100, except for the obvious elements, is made of the same material: corrugated cardboard, to which the seeds of various herbs are added in the manufacturing process. When the container is no longer useful, it can be planted and the seeds will sproud. Thus, the idea of recycling takes on a different dimension to the traditional: From our waste we can generate life.” Made with the assistance of Frédéric Misik. Branding design in collaboration with graphic designer Jesús A. Nieto

Wine Bottle Chandelier

Wine bottle chandelier by Chris Weylandt. He designed a tasting rooms at his winery, located outside Cape Town and decided to have a bit of fun with the lighting.  Via Sara Ohlgren.

Wine bottle chandelier by Chris Weylandt. He designed a tasting rooms at his winery, located outside Cape Town and decided to have a bit of fun with the lighting.  Via Sara Ohlgren.

Mood Garden Tea

“Being in the right mood at the right time can make a world of difference. Getting in that right mood can sometimes be as simple as a cup of tea. Mood Garden is a tea company that focuses on providing Fair Trade loose leaf tea in the convenience of tea bags. Each tea blend corresponds with…

“Being in the right mood at the right time can make a world of difference. Getting in that right mood can sometimes be as simple as a cup of tea. Mood Garden is a tea company that focuses on providing Fair Trade loose leaf tea in the convenience of tea bags. Each tea blend corresponds with a unique color and flower to help visualize these moods. When the tea drinker removes the tea bag from the stick, a prompt followed by a small flower is revealed. Since many tea drinkers read while brewing, the vertical orientation of the stick makes it a very convenient book mark. Product is set for presale late February and official retail in April.” Designed by Alexander Chin.

Davines Sustainable Strategy

Davines high end hair and skin care products from Parma, Italy. Through a group of guiding principles they aim to create the most environmentally friendly packaging possible. “Less raw material is possible – so as not to burden on natural resources. For example, by using fewer raw materials, we were able to reduce 33.3% the amount of plastic used…

Davines high end hair and skin care products from Parma, Italy. Through a group of guiding principles they aim to create the most environmentally friendly packaging possible.

Less raw material is possible – so as not to burden on natural resources. For example, by using fewer raw materials, we were able to reduce 33.3% the amount of plastic used for litre size bottles of Davines / Essential Haircare. Another strategy consists in simplifying the packaging system. We did this for our Finest Pigments and Authentic Formulas lines, by applying  multi-page labels directly on the packaging avoiding an additional external box. And is the outer package is really necessary?

It comes from suppliers that are close to the packing site To control the pollution generated from transportation. Among close suppliers we favour those certified for renewable source usage, recovery of water or use, for example, FSC paper.

It can be reused The packaging will last longer if it is created with a reusable purpose.  Our “success story” are Davines/Essential Haircare bottles; they are certified food grade packaging and this means that they can be reused even in the freezer and in the microwave. To all these attentions we add a pinch of ingenuity and small technical tricks such as logistical optimisation; Energy savings within the production chain and the selection of biodegradable materials. For instance, all Naturaltech cases are made of compostable paper. Finally we shall not omit to recall that all Davines products are realised with 100% clean Energy produced by the sun, the wind and the water.”

Half for Happiness

A simple and smart campaign in Brazil. Casa do Zezinho partnered with two supermarket chains. A selection of the supermarkets’ fresh foods was cut in half and repackaged. These were then sold at full price. The idea behind the campaign is that half of the proceeds were given to Caso do Zenziho so that they could distribute it at…

A simple and smart campaign in Brazil. Casa do Zezinho partnered with two supermarket chains. A selection of the supermarkets’ fresh foods was cut in half and repackaged. These were then sold at full price. The idea behind the campaign is that half of the proceeds were given to Caso do Zenziho so that they could distribute it at their own soup kitchens.