Turn your book cover inside out, then donate it

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Eco on Wednesday 2 October 2013

Mailbooks For Good encourages readers to donate their books to charity after they finish reading it. And spreading the love of reading has never been so easy thanks to the super clever packaging system they invented. Your book cover can be turned inside out and refolded to become a small package with pre-paid postage and the […]

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Glowing poisonous tea bag

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Thursday 9 May 2013

Don’t drink the tea! These gorgeous yet deadly little tea bags aren’t actually made for human consumption. They aren’t even made of tea. These little bags are full of fluorescent molecules that react to create a catalyst chemical reaction that gives off a comforting glow. Designed by Wonsik Chae of South Korea to resemble tea bags, these little lights […]

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Clever transforming packaging design by Matadog

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Saturday 12 January 2013

Greek design company Matadog found a creative and eco-friendly solution to their latest packaging design. Matadog designed raisin packaging for Stafidenios, which also doubles as a collectible children’s toy. The 12 different designs are simple enough for kids to build on their own, and clever enough that they won’t be thrown in the trash.

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Steve Simpson’s packaging for Mic’s Chilli sauces

Ed Tucker Reader Find

By Ed Tucker in New Design on Saturday 8 December 2012

I love Steve Simpson’s illustration work and I especially love these chilli sauce packaging designs, where he eschews his usual clean, digital lines in favour of a rougher, more painterly aesthetic.

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The most creative cookie packaging ever

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Design on Thursday 30 June 2011

Whoever designed this Afro-themed cookie packaging, take a bow. And make it a long one. Let’s hope the cookie tastes as fine as the plastic it comes in.

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Spring Edition soda: made in Sweden

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 18 February 2011

Beer seems to be on our mind lately. So too does spring, making this flashy, lime green brew exactly what we’re craving. Out of Sweden, comes Spring Edition: a mango, lime cider.

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Deli Garage Vodka series

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 9 September 2010

From the very clever folks that brought us gold and silver food spray paint and garage-style brandy bottles, comes a brand spanking new creation: The Deli Garage Vodka series. Designed by Hamburg-based Korefe, these intricately illustrated and indisputably imaginative silver flasks are home to blackberry and espresso, mint and melon, and ginger and coriander-infused vodkas.

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New Zealand’s Rochdale Cider

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 14 July 2010

Since the 1940s, Rochdale Cider has been pumping out locally produced and brewed apple cider for enthusiastic Kiwis. When the New Zealand company thought it was about time for an updated look, they turned to creative agency Supply for a fun, ‘retro cheek’ makeover.

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Monkey Picked Tea

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 13 April 2010

Chinese legend has it that the most delicious wild tea leaves grow on steep hillsides, inaccessible to humans. So why not train monkeys to go get the tea for you? In one remote mountain village region of China, this incredible tradition continues, where monkeys are specially trained to climb and collect the tea on the mountain face. The result?

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Crips Mr Fox crisps

Eat. Sip. Chew. Reader Find

By Eat. Sip. Chew. in New Food and Packaging on Monday 15 March 2010

Traditional potato chips or ones of the baked variety? Usually the answer is quite simple, but when these toasted Crips, with their Wes Anderson-like bags, are involved, the decision is much more difficult than one would expect. I just can’t refuse the Thai Sweet Chili Chips surrounded by a couple of 50’s fashionably attired Squirrels. […]

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Peppersmith Gum

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 24 February 2010

There is something so enticingly old-school about Peppersmith Gum that makes it irresistible. And indeed, that’s the point. Intended to reflect the artisanal values of this new chewing gum company – as well as its distinctive ‘Englishness’ — this stylized packaging is as refreshing as the peppermint itself. Designed by London-based B&B Studio, simple, bright colors and a clever mint leaf logo adorn each box, which slides out to reveal a moustachioed icon, like Salvador Dali or Charlie Chaplin. Better yet, it also holds tiny pieces of paper for your used chew. Brilliant.

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ChocoLate Orgániko

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 9 February 2010

From a small Madrid-based boutique chocolatier comes the fantastic ChocoLate Orgániko. Made of 100% organic chocolate sourced in the Caribbean, the brand boasts too many cool sweets to list. But, we’ll still try. There’s green anise, fleur de sel, olive oil, and Ethiopian coffee beautifully paired with rich, deep dark chocolate.

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Playing dress up with Nelson Beer

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 29 August 2009

Back in April, we told the tale behind the creation of NELSON beer — a collaborative, user-feedback Australian brew. Now, in preparation for Melbourne’s Spring Fashion Week in early September, this same Beta beer has slipped into its most recent attire, designed by Melbourne-based fashion house, Trimäpee.

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World’s first eco-friendly premium vodka

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Eco on Wednesday 24 June 2009

Drink enough of this stuff and chances are you’ll feel a little green around the gills. Well, 360 Vodka have beaten you to the punch. They use stylish eco-friendly packaging and then employ an eco-audit to detail the environmental benefits of the packaging. So while it isn’t strictly organic, it is a ‘green’ vodka and […]

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Mr Lee’s Instant Noodles

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Design on Monday 25 May 2009

There is a saying in Norway that there are two kings: the monarch king and the Noodle King, Mr. Lee. The creator of the noodle brand of the same name, Mr. Lee’s instant noodles are about as popular as the man himself. And it was for that reason that the international design firm, Design Bridge, worked to create an image for the brand that reflected the character of Mr. Lee, while also boasting its own uniqueness.

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