Giggle Wrap

Posted on February 14, 2008 Under Design

There's nothing quite like unwrapping a present"¦the anticipation"¦the thrill of that first tear of gift paper"¦and ultimately the disappointment at receiving a pair of socks or a Wii Game you already have, proving once again that it is ultimately better…

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Recycling: Upcycling vs. Downcycling

Posted on August 2, 2007 Under Life

Most recycling sends material downwards on the "food chain". Once the material is recycled, it's of a lower quality than it started and is therefore less useful. Upcycling, on the other hand, takes a material beyond its original usefulness, moving…

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Posted on June 22, 2007 Under Food

What TASTE has done to the can -- and the food inside it -- takes tinned food to a whole new level. TASTE has dubbed itself as "the World's First Luxury Canned Food Line" and they are not playing around.…

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Packaging for Re-Use

Posted on June 19, 2007 Under Design

Being such a huge cheerleader for industrial design rockstar Eion McNally (as well as his sometime co-conspirator, Ian Walton), I get super-excited when I get wind of any new project he's got going on -- and I wasn't at all…

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French Paper Co.

Posted on June 6, 2007 Under Design

It's not that I'm ungrateful about receiving gifts, it's just that I appreciate -- maybe more than most -- incredibly wrapped presents, whether they're heading my way or not. For some reason, I feel a lackadaiscally-chosen gift can be totally…

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Posted on May 29, 2007 Under Design

I think there's something really admirable about boutique design firms who consistently and regularly produce high-caliber results. That's not to say that bigger agencies don't deserve the same respect, but smaller shops tend to inspire the underdog supporter in me…

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Ashkahn: Don't Stop Studio

Posted on February 26, 2007 Under Design

Ashkahn just launched his new online studio called Don't Stop. Through his new site, Ashkahn will continue to wow the masses with his experimental and utterly unique visuals for music packaging, merchandise branding, posters and identity. I also learned through…

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The Condiment Packet Musuem

Posted on September 11, 2006 Under Design

Ketchup, Mustard, Relish, BBQ Sauce, Soy Sauce, Mayo, and Honey-- just a few types of condiments inside The [online] Original Condiment Package Museum. There are currently over 924 unique packets for your viewing pleasure. The curator says he obtains these…

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