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.

Lending a Hand: Selfie Arm Lets You Fake Your Friends

Never mind that given its skin tone, this arm-shaped selfie stick kind of makes it look like you’re dragging a corpse around. Mounting your cell phone onto ...

Fashionably Architectural: 5 Designers Debut 3D-Printed Shoes

Somewhere between architecture, art and fashion, this series of 3D-printed shoes by five famous designers for United Nude pushes the limits of new technologies ...

Boxed Water is Better: Paper Packaging Beats Plastic Bottles

The brand tells you what it is in bold minimalist script: better, but more specifically, its packaging is better than the dominant plastic bottle alternative ...

Mushroom Materials: DIY Kit Grows Custom Compostable Products

Turning agricultural waste and fungal mycelium into construction materials, this do-it-yourself kit lets you grow your own compostable bio-plastic objects, ...

Light Footed: Smart Shoes Paint with Light As You Dance

Paint with light in real-time with a pair of shoes that not only have 100 LED lights embedded into the sole, but are also fitted with advanced motion tracking ...

Run Bell: Warn Slow Pedestrians to Get Out of Your Way

If you feel like it’s a little rude to yell “Watch out!” when you’re running down the sidewalk and approaching a slow group of people, ...

Smart Bikes: Connected Parts Use GPS to Prevent Theft

Never lose a bike to theft again with smart, GPS-connected parts that alert you when it’s moved without your permission. Two new bike accessories that ...

Waste-Free Future: 5 Package Redesigns for Everyday Products

Starting with name-brand versions of popular products found in virtually any home, this designer has come up with a series of clever solutions to eliminating ...

Street Style: Apparel Custom-Printed with Scalable City Maps

Taking customized couture to the streets, Monochome allows you to turn any urban grid at a scale of your choice into a unique tank top, t-shirt, flare or ...

Tiny Flip Books Filled with Secret Slots & Negative Spaces

Pushing the limits of the traditional printing craft, these stunning little Japanese flip books illustrate the power of slicing, splicing, zooming and panning, ...

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