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.

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, ...

Secret Engagement: Flat Ring Case Enables Surprise Proposals

As soon as someone pulls out a ring box the (wedding bell) alarms start sounding, hence this ingeniously slim alternative that packs flat into pockets and ...

Urban Dog Tags: Wear City Grids Around Your Neck & The World

Like giant-sized fingerprints, urban grid patterns are unique to each city – this project turns that individuating property into an wearable asset, ...

Variations on Normal: Book of Absurdly Brilliant Inventions

The work of Dominic Wilcox is a wonderful blend of out-of-the-box design inspiration that, finally, you can get shipped to your door (in a box, no less!). ...

Surfing Without Waves: Electric Wakeboard Powers Itself

Surfers living inland, or anyone who’s ever eyeballed their city’s river wishing they could use it to get around stalled traffic, could make their ...

Memo Bottle: Slim Paper-Shaped Water Canteen for Laptop Bags

Rectangular, skinny and designed to fit in briefcases or computer bags, this is definitely a bottle with a clear message: it is time to make your preferred ...

Bad by Design: Everyday Objects Reworked to Frustrate Users

They say great design is in the details, so what would happen if you were to twist a key element here or tweak a core feature there? As it turns out, rendering ...

‘RePack’ Name & Concept Copied, Repackaged by Design Student

The strange ongoing controversy around RePack has reached a conclusion, with Royal College of Art determining that the accused student is technically guilty of ...

Chameleon Pen: Scan, Save & Draw Up to 16 Million Unique Hues

Five years ago it was an mind-boggling design concept, but today the idea color-changing pen has morphed into a working prototype that draws colors from ...

Pocket Tent: Tiny Prefab Home Inflates Itself with Body Heat

A brilliant application of material science toward simple living, this portable self-inflating structure folds up into a manageable miniature package but ...

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