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DESIGN
PillPack
Today, launching across 31 states (with additional states expected throughout 2014), a new pharmacy tool, with convenience and product design as its core, plans to revolutionize the way people take their daily medication. PillPack begins with a...
DESIGN
ExpandOS
When opening a recent purchase from the Dwell store, we were surprised to uncover a new type of safe packaging material. ExpandOS is eye-catching—with its paper-made pyramid-like structure—and the more research we embarked on, the happier it made...
FOOD-DRINK
Hawt Sauce by Holloway Kitchen
Made from just 10 ingredients, Hawt Sauce is the result of a year's experimentation and is the very first product to emerge from Adam Brooks' start-up culinary enterprise, Holloway Kitchen. “It's unusual in that it's very thick, almost like a salsa...
DESIGN
Design: Paper
Edited by Austin-based creative collective Public School, "Design: Paper" gathers together some of the medium's more curious recent works, spanning the areas of identity, print, packaging, stationery and papercraft. The book explores the upside...
FOOD-DRINK
Plymouth Gin
Next time you reach for Plymouth Gin, you'll notice their newly redesigned bottle. A welcomed transformation from the tall, square-shaped vessel with a navy blue and silver color scheme to a rounded antique-style shape and distinctive oval label...
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Mariage Frères Thé Vert Nouveau
Over 157 years experience, more than 500 varieties of tea sourced from 30 countries and Mariage Frères continues to add to its already-impressive offerings. Their Thé Vert Nouveau (new green tea) collection features four varieties of Japanese...
DESIGN
Ecovative Ecocradle
Founded just a few years ago by two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grads, the environmentally-friendly firm Ecovative is already proving themselves valuable with their new solution to problematically wasteful shipping materials. The Ecocradle...
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Divan Turkish Delight
Taking an age-old confection into the 21st century, Divan's Turkish Delights are a classic recipe housed in elegantly modern packaging. Discovered on a recent trip to Istanbul, Divan has been handcrafting these delicious delicacies since 2006. The...
DESIGN
UPS Reusable Express Envelope
Already using entirely recycled fibers for their shipping materials, UPS adds even greater sustainability to their express envelopes with a second adhesive strip that makes an extra use possible. The Reusable Express Envelope not only cuts down on...
FOOD-DRINK
BioBags
As an extension of its long-running sustainable farming practices—and a first of its kind for the freezer aisle—Stahlbush Island Farms recently introduced BioBags, biodegradable packaging for its line of frozen fruits and vegetables...
FOOD-DRINK
Nativas Naturals
Borrowing their name from the Latin word for energy, Navitas Naturals makes the best in exotic organic and raw superfoods packaged in equally refreshing zip-top bags. The Marin County, CA-based company's 24 functional foods have seemingly unlimited...
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Formaticum Cheese Papers
While most casual fromage fans might not even know that a proper way to store cheese exists, a cheese-centric startup in Portland, Oregon developed a product specifically designed to help preserve and protect their favored food. Formaticum makes...
DESIGN
Factory Food
Which countries munch Doritos over Kale, and which stockpile canned beans over the bulk variety? Good posits the question in this infographic from The New York Times, which compares global eating habits. It comes as no surprise the U.S. is package...
FOOD-DRINK
Teas for Spring
Dynasty and Ceremony Blooming as they steep, we love the teas from NYC-based Dynasty and Ceremony for their simple, floral flavor and equally effortless packaging. The brand's reinterpretation of ancient Chinese ingredients, results in flavors such...
FOOD-DRINK
Reverend Berriman's Heavenly Unorthodox Beverages
Barely a few weeks into launching, Reverend Berriman's Heavenly Unorthodox Beverages' chili-infused sodas (not to mention the company's tongue-in-cheek marketing strategy) have already made global waves. To start, John Berriman who founded the...
CULTURE
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Benjamin Graindorge The work of charmingly shy designer Benjamin Graindorge graces the screen of Sight Unseen, who offer a brief but insightful profile on the Frenchman who's a former Bouroullec brothers intern and rising talent. 2. Live Insect...
DESIGN
Japanese Barcode Design
Masters of turning the mundane cute, we recently came across this collection of the clever ways Japanese designers have extended this eccentricity down to the boring barcode. Without impeding on the necessary numbers, inventive versions transform...
FOOD-DRINK
Dorset Cereals
Hailing from the charmingly-named Poundbury (an English village created under urban principles espoused by Prince Charles), Dorset Cereals produces a tasty variety of muesli, porridge and cereal bars. Unfortunately for American eaters, the only imports...
STYLE
The Mos Def Music Tee
by Julie Wolfson Actor and MC, the Mighty Mos Def has a long list of unique collaborations and projects including starring on Broadway in Suzan-Lori Parks play "Topdog/Underdog," playing a video store employee in Michel Gondry's "...
TECH
Bewley's x Orla Kiely Tea Caddy
In its second limited-edition run, Orla Kiely's tea caddy for iconic Irish tea company Bewley's provides a fresh take on usually unremarkable tins. Founded in 1840, Bewley's is a classic among those living in Dublin, Kiely included. As...
DESIGN
Veuve Clicquot DesignBox Giveaway
For Milan this year Veuve Clicquot is launching their new eco-friendly gift box called DesignBox. To celebrate, an exhibit featuring interpretations of the box—a lamp by Tom Dixon (pictured at right), Front Design's sofa and a cellar by...
FOOD-DRINK
Boxed Water Is Better
With Boxed Water Is Better, the only thing you're really consuming is the water itself. A new brand—and concept—Boxed Water has successfully taken the bottled water phenomenon to eco-friendly heights. They've lowered the carbon...
DESIGN
U2: No Line On The Horizon Album Design
No matter how you feel about the epic band U2, their new album, "No Line On The Horizon," takes a stand, showcasing their position on music piracy with clever packaging and enticing purchases of the physical album instead of downloading...
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