Archived Articles: Products & Packaging

From everyday objects to the wrappers, boxes and bags they come in, this section of the site is dedicated to eye-catching and thought-provoking industrial designs. Watch out for double meanings, clever marketing and much more.

Liters of Light: DIY Solar from Used Bottles, Bleach & Water

Now setting its sights on a million homes, the organization behind this remarkably cheap approach to solar home lighting has already transformed the lives of ...

Nailed It: 3D Printed Manicures Are Frighteningly Awesome

We knew that 3D printing would make the creation of all sorts of amazing and unpredictable things possible, but we honestly didn’t see this one coming: ...

Pill Pack Printer: Personal Pharmacy Delivered to Your Door

Remembering to take your medicine can be hard if you have lots of pills to pop on a daily basis, but this one-stop, custom-printed packaging solution promises ...

Conjoined Chopsticks: 2 Redesigns to Keep Utensils Paired

Like socks, or any other paired object of everyday use, it seems the eternal curse of chopsticks to become separated and mismatched over time, at least until ...

Rapid Packing Container: Students Reinvent Cardboard Box

Faster, leaner and just plain better, this ingenious resign reduces wasted cardboard, eliminates excess tape and is also more convenient to build, open and ...

Stealth Style: Navigate Subways with a Map-Backed Necktie

Putting loose ends to good use, this clever piece of street-smart apparel takes advantage of the usually-hidden flip side of your standard-shaped men’s ...

Hot Cup of Tub: Portable Wood-Fired Outdoor Soaking Pool

No need to plug in this particular hot tub – heat naturally circulates as you burn wood, keeping yourself warm outside by throwing logs on the fire much ...

Rough Sleeper: Mobile Backpack Shelter for Urban Homeless

Amid the various conceptual designs for addressing large-scale homelessness, this working prototype stands out as refreshingly realistic, practical and ...

Guerrilla Gardening: Shotgun Shells Filled with Flower Seeds

Seed bombs have long been a (non-violent) weapon of choice for guerrilla gardeners, but Flower Shells now aim to make your 12-gauge shotgun a key part of your ...

Briefskate: Skateboard with Storage Holds Your Belongings

Would you trust your skateboard to hold sensitive personal belongings, like your laptop or phone? The Briefskate has a built-in storage compartment designed to ...

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