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Pointy Snout Caviar
Record-high pollution levels and depleted sturgeon populations spurred an outright ban on fishing in the Caspian Sea in the early 2000s, which left the caviar industry flat-footed and desperately in need of a new source. As a means to an alternative...
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"Collector's Edition" Artist Cover Bomb Series
Published in September, British design studio director and graphic designer Stuart Tolley’s book “Collector’s Edition” showcases some of the most mind-blowing and unusual limited edition graphic design and packaging ever made for books, music...
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Wax Bottle Candle
The most recognized brand packaging in recent history makes a quiet statement on consumerism when stripped down and spun into a wax candle. There's something comforting and industrial about burning such an object rendered as art.
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Face Exfoliant
Meow Meow Tweet makes artisanal products so holistic you could eat them—even if you're vegan. The founders use organic butters and plant oils to produce their elixirs, both in their Brooklyn studio and kitchen. Their delightful Face Exfoliant has just...
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Khamra Purple Bolo
The handmade Khamra Purple Bolo necklace is an instant solution to any boring outfit conundrum. The adjustable hand-formed ceramic pendant sits on a 36-inch brass chain which allows for many wearability options for both the ladies and the gents. Tighten...
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2012 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir
Sourced from grapes growing in the moderate temps of California's Santa Rita Hills, Municipal Winemakers' pinot noir is a low alcohol variety offering notes of cherry and raspberry. The grapes are hand-picked at night with only 200 cases bottled in...
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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...
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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...
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Martins Cafe
Inside the colorful cardboard boxes by Martins Cafe, you'd expect to find retro wind-up toys. However, once you tear off a flap from the robot-printed package you're hit with the rich smell of ground coffee instead. The unexpected element marks...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Eight Giftable Spirits
by Karen Day, Ami Kealoha and Julie Wolfson For booze-hounds and casual tipplers alike, a quality bottle of the sauce makes an always-appreciated gift. Choose display-worthy packaging too—from opulent crystal to a melting box——and...
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