Colourful circles denote contact-lens prescriptions in Dimple design by Universal Favourite

Australian studio Universal Favourite has designed the packaging for contact lens subscription service Dimple, which makes use of boldly patterned circles that correspond with prescriptions. Dimple is a direct-to-consumer service that targets the millennial market. As such, the company needed branding that would stand out on social media and attract new customers — without losing […]

LARQ water bottle self-cleans using UV light

The minimalist LARQ bottle cleans itself using UV light, for people troubled by the hygiene of tricky-to-wash reusable water bottles. The LARQ bottle contains an LED in its lid that transmits UV-C light in the 280-nanometre range — the same as is used to sterilise surfaces in hospitals. According to LARQ, at this wavelength, the light […]

Comic strip on Harry’s packaging foreshadows mystery item inside

Customers of male grooming brand Harry’s are taken back to 1950s confectionary advertising, through the comic strip packaging of their Mystery Item product. Harry’s looked to the aesthetics of Bazooka Joe – a comic strip character that was introduced on confectionary industry wrappings in the 1950s – for the packaging of its Mystery Items. The […]

Soapack bottles can be used as soap once their contents are finished

Central Saint Martins post-graduate student Mi Zhou has created toiletry bottles called Soapack that are cast from soap and melt away once they are no longer useful. To make each Soapack, vegetable oil-based soap is dyed using pigments from minerals, plants and flowers and formed in a mould, in a process similar to slip-casting ceramics. […]

Icelandic design studio makes bioplastic meat packaging from animal byproducts

Reykjavík design studio At10 has created a bioplastic meat packaging made out of the skin of the animal itself to reduce waste surrounding meat consumption. Called Bioplastic Skin, the packaging for hot dogs and ham slices is transparent and has a similar texture to plastic. It is made by boiling animal skins in water, a process […]

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