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.

Salt-Powered Lamp: 8 Hours of Light from 1 Glass of Saltwater

Aiming to bring low-cost illumination to residents of the Philippines, a nation of 7,000 oceanic islands, the Salt Lamp uses a free and abundant resource to ...

Hydro Hammock: Traveling Hot Tub Can Be Hung Up or Buried Below

Flexible and portable, this hanging hot tub hammock can be suspended from trees or other supports or tucked into scooped-out depressions along sandy beaches ...

Baked In: Laser-Etched Rolling Pins Imprint Edible Patterns

Laser engraving wraps all the way around these clever and customizable pins, creating anything from robots and dinosaurs to mazes and words to liven up your ...

The Modern Cyclist: 17 Minimalist Designer Bike Accessories

A lot of stuff made for cyclists, from rain gear to storage solutions at home, is just plain ugly. If you’re a discerning bike commuter with an eye for ...

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Architectural Camouflage: Garments Printed with Tile & Marble

Blend right into urban surfaces, from the walls of subway stations to the marble in museums and courthouses, with this line of architectural camouflage shirts, ...

ARCKIT: Reusable Model-Making Blocks Built By & For Architects

Positioned between robust LEGO-style systems made for easy reuse and refined architectural models that are fragile but permanent, this modeling kit is both a ...

Mad for Max: 17 Cars, Clothes & Designs Inspired by the Series

There’s so much to look at in the new Mad Max movie, from that ridiculous double-necked flame-throwing guitar to all of those terrifying spiked ...

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Cardboard Contradictions: 13 Clever Corrugated Creations

Flimsy and disposable, cardboard doesn’t exactly seem like a natural fit for applications like architecture, furniture, surfboards or bike helmets, yet these ...

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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 ...

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