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.

Unverpackt: Zero-Waste Grocery Store Packages No Products

The first of its kind in the country, this German supermarket strips away wasteful packaging and sells its goods in bulk to customers who bring or borrow ...

Inspiration Pad: Lined Notebook for Thinking Outside the Box

Made for those who like to color outside lines and jot outside boxes, each page of this bound pad provides a unique source of inspiration and different ...

Lightweight ‘Airbeams’ Frame Inflatable Geodesic Dome Tent

Derived from crystal structure of diamonds and geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller, these all-weather structures are astonishingly strong but incredibly light ...

Drinkable Book: Tear-Out Pages Filter, Clean & Purify Water

Each sheet from this life-saving tome can provide 30 days of drinkable water - all together, the entire volume is able make a total of 5,000 liters fit for ...

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 ...

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