Wednesday, 23 June 2010

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Ten Creative Packaging Concepts

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 01:15 AM PDT

Imagine Ferrero Rocher being sold in plastic wraps instead of the gold foils; totally unappealing! The way you package and present your product really makes an impact on many economic equations and its market presence. Designers understand this only too well, which is why we have so many creative innovations in the packaging sector. In a way Industrial Design and Product Design is quite dependent on Packaging. Synergistic packaging can not only enhance a product's appeal, it can also increase the brand-value and pricing focus. Here are Ten Creative Packaging Concepts for you to examine.

10) 2008 Safe Sex Awareness Campaign – New York City Condoms by Fuse Project

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Talking about sex is still a closed-door matter for some sections of the society. It is the dark ages for many! The open and friendly dispenser, plus street smart packaging of the condom itself, makes this 2008 safer sex awareness campaign quite effective.

9) Google Envelopes by Rahul Mahtani & Yofred Moik

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Google Envelopes that can be sent through G-Mail itself. What better way to send your mail than in Google!

8 ) Flexio Solar Radio by Wu Kun-chia, Wang Shih-ju, Chen Ming-daw & Liou Chang-ho

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The Flexio Radio packaging accomplishes many things at one go. You almost forgive the radio for playing only one station, and accept the city-centric approach it has. It's touted as the ideal souvenir.

7) Expiry Date Milk Carton Packaging by Ko Yang

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Most of us don't keep a track of the expiry date on milk cartons, this innovative packaging keeps a track of the freshness and represents it graphically on the pack.

6) DogPot Poop Scooper by Young-Long Choi

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If its dog poop that you must scoop, then it needs to be done in a stylish way! It needs to be packed and disposed via this clever DogPot.

5) Eco Coke Bottle Design by Andrew Seunghyun Kim

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The beverage bottle has always been round, never square. Andrew takes a futuristic leap with a radical change in design that promises to be eco friendly, stackable and shelf-smart.

4) Hanger Tea by Soon Mo Kang

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Teabags are meant to be dipped, and the Hanger Tea just gives a whole new meaning to the motion. Cute as a button, most of you simply loved this packing.

3) Universal Packaging System or UPACKS by Patrick Sung

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Those who send parcels on a regular basis will really understand how important it is to securely pack the contents. Forget about pilferage, the packing material needs to be tough enough and the right size to endure the journey. UPACKS provides a suitable solution, now only if we can get it at the post office.

2) CookSoo Instant Noodles Packing by Junggeun Ahn, Jeongmi Lee, Hyunseok Moon & Donghee Suh

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Cup noodles can't get savvier than this! A collapsible, disposable and tight box that cooks and serves your perfect portion.

1) Yogurt Spoon Package Design by Cho Hye-seung

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I really adore this design for its convenience and effective use of materials. You were as it is going to discard the cup cover, so you may as well fashion it as a spoon and use it to dig into the yummy treat. No extra spoons required!

A Bowl Of Lumen Flowers

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 01:10 AM PDT

In Chinese Jing Hua means flowers in the mirror, but here it's an interactive installation with visual treats. A bowl that captures creative images of flowers, as projected from an overhead birdhouse. By moving and tilting the bowl, the image of an archetypical flower changes: its color, form, size and structure may be manipulated directly. Jing Hua was showcased in the botanical garden in Frankfurt during the light festival LUMINALE 2010. Many people interacted with it to create virtual flowers by tilting, shaking, turning, even knocking!

Designer: Jifei Ou

Jing Hua by Jifei Ou – Interactive Computer Installation from jifei ou on Vimeo.

Jing Hua Interactive Light Installation by Jifei Ou

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Clip The Book

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 01:00 AM PDT

Will it – won't it; the debate may continue forever, but the truth is, print publication for books is not going to go obsolete. There are far too many booklovers and e-reader does not make any sense to a person who has to choose a week of groceries vs an e-book. Paperback is more affordable. Playing on the sentiment of book reading is the "Forget Me Not Clip". A gentle, glowing reminder to pick up a book and read it.

Designer: Kim So Eun

Forget Me Not - Glowing Book Marker by Kim So Eun

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Car Height Bike Ride

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 12:10 AM PDT

This bike mimics the height at which you sit when you’re in a mid-sized car. That right there is amazing an innovation enough for me to do a post on it, but check it out, there’s more. The seat is also the same back angle and puts you in a place that allows your hands and feet to be in the same position as they’d be in your auto as well. Why? So you’re at eye-level with the rest of the traffic that’s flying around you. And it’s electric, if you want.

It’s the AutoVelo and before you read any further, I must tell you that this sassy little thing is an “Excellence Award Winner” from the 14th annual international Bicycle Design Competition at the 2010 Taipei Cycle Show. Hooray for winning awards for bikes!

It’s a motorbike, one that’s got the petals for if you feel like getting some exercise in addition to the lovely amounts of fresh air. It’s got a low-stepover frame, making it easy to get in and out of, and a low enough setting so it’s no trouble placing your feet upon the ground.

It’s a great platform for electric cycling with its rear wheel drive and battery mounted away under the frame.

And it has a backpack holder!

Designer: Eric Stoddard of SpeedStudio Design

AutoVelo by Eric Stoddard of SpeedStudio Design

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A Quad of Energy Efficiency

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 12:03 AM PDT

There’s a clock, a fridge, a dishwasher, and an “app.” Together, like an action team out to get the bad guys, they’re going to regulate. Like the singer Warren G, they’re going to take command of your house, helping you know how each piece of it is running, helping you keep your energy consumption to a minimum. The only one that needs any extra equipment is the app, which, incase you’ve been living under a rock on the moon for the past few years, means it’s an application made specifically for a phone or other handheld “smart” device. You can see it all from there.

They all go under the name IMPACT:

Impact Fridge When you open any fridge, the cool air contained within rushes out into the world. When this happens, energy is required to generate the cool air to replenish what was lost. To depict this exchange, the Impact Fridge has a green efficiency bar of green light. As energy is lost, the bar empties out as well. As the energy creates enough cool air for the fridge, the bar replenishes. When at full, the bar disappears completely.

Impact Dishwasher Completely off and invisible when not in use, the lights for the control panel of the Impact Dishwasher come on at the touch of a finger. Again there is an energy bar, like on the fridge, but your ability to be smart about it is much more expanded. Yet it’s simple. All you’ve got to really do is tell it what time you need the dishes done by, and it chooses the settings, start time, and energy expenditure for you. Of course, if you want, you can also go with the buttons you recognize, the old fashioned settings.

Impact Clock This clock is expressionistic. The hour hand on the Impact Clock etches away at the face with its hour hand, outward or inward according to the energy used in the house. The inner ring shows midnight until noon, the outer ring shows noon til midnight. Like an “energy fingerprint” they say, and as it records real information and turns it into a piece of modeled matter, this clock can become an heirloom, a gift that’s passed down from energy consumers by the generation.

Impact App Made for your handheld smart device, the Impact App gives you guidance and insight based on your energy consumption and socially-generated suggestions from your contacts’ real activity. Made for you to save money. This app also has remote control capabilities which allow you to turn up or down your thermostat, with the charts immediately being able then to see the impact of your actions. It’ll tell you what to do, and you can tell it what to do.

Then you can connect it to your social networking sites and let everyone know what you’re doing! Blogging becomes more perfect and complete every day. We need total coverage.

Designer: Carbon Design Group and Artefact Design

Impact Fridge, Dishwasher, Clock, and Application by Carbon Design Group and Artefact Design

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Airship Reality 2010

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 12:02 AM PDT

Immediately I was reminded of Fhloston Paradise, floating airship of holiday in the film The Fifth Element. This is a bit different than that though, and has a real-world situation attached to it. In the spring semester of 2010 the chair at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Professor Gregor Eichinger, commissioned designer Thomas Rodemeier to create a highly flexible, mobile hotel with a five-star ambiance. It floats through the sky with the greatest of ease.

This project included a demand for a technical and organizational solution. Thus, this airship is made to be squarely real. Inside, new furniture fitting the general design of the ship.

When stopped, the ship is “analogous to a nurse-shark,” able to stay on the ground for long periods of time, or, it can extend its telescoping anchorfoot as it floats above the ground via lifting gas kept in its top dome. This foot is also so large that it allows for lower living-spaces in the airship. When the stopped stay is for an extended period, the helium can be exchanged for oxygen so that the domed area can be used for sporting activities as well as extended living space.

The vehicle travels through the air via solar panels on the roof which feed electric mechanisms throughout the ship. You know what that means? Floating, gliding, noiseless travel. Very elegant.

FUN FACT: one of Rodemeier’s mentors on this project was Zeppelin AG in Friedrichshafen, Germany, a group founded in 1915 to make precision cog-wheels for Zeppelin airships. They say it’s totally feasible.

So let’s get’er made!

Designer: Thomas Rodemeier

Airship traveling by Thomas Rodemeier

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Hangers in a Basket

Posted: 22 Jun 2010 09:05 AM PDT

If you’re really short on closet space, maybe this will help. Hangers in a Basket is just what the name implies. The hangers work like any other but when clothes get dirty, pop them onto the handle. The form a nifty little cage around dirty clothes. What happens when you’re halfway thru your clothes? No idea but it looks like it could triple as a line dryer too. Hmm…

Designers: Jhih-Jie Liou & Wei-Lun Wang

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Take Out Memo

Posted: 22 Jun 2010 09:02 AM PDT

I’m not exactly sure why this memo pad comes in the form of a cup disguised as a blended coffee drink but hey, the straw is a pen so I’m sold. You either really love coffee and spend too much time thinking about it or intend to write poetic, yet humorous musings on each slip – a motivator like a real cup of coffee: if you will.

Designer: Sung Hyeop Seo

Take-out Memo by Sung Hyeop Seo

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Guessing Game!

Posted: 22 Jun 2010 03:57 AM PDT

Yes this is the famous Guessing Game, a time when we editors are at a loss of words and can't think of a better way to introduce an idea.

Hint for today: It's meant for Women ( yes it looks like designer maxipad, but it isn't )

Leave your comment first and then read the description! Play fair, we trust you!

No prizes, but a big round of applause if you guessed that this is exercise equipment. "For Mom" is a tidy piece of tool for pregnant women. It's supposed to help moms stay fit by doing appropriate stretching exercises and even help shed those post-pregnancy pounds. It's effective only if you use the thang, buying and storing it in the cupboard will not help!

Designer: Ahn Hyun Ji

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For Mom – Exercise Equipment For Pregnant Women by Ahn Hyun Ji

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Dynamic Kitchen: From Cozy To Comprehensive

Posted: 22 Jun 2010 02:55 AM PDT

Smart kitchens are ones that fool you into thinking that you have an elaborate setup, when in reality it's just a very cozy space that becomes elaborate when necessary. Nolte Küchen Dynamic Living Kitchen is a good example of this style. It's smart and elegant to look at, and fits in all the modern amenities that a couple will require. It goes from a comfy breakfast nook to a sophisticated entertainment hob whilst partying with friends, by simply rearranging the movable tables. Really Smart!

Designer: Malin Kalesse

Nolte Küchen Dynamic Living Kitchen by Malin Kalesse

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