The 45-Degree Neck

The 45-Degree Neck

What will happen if we shift the mouth of the bottle from the top to a 45-degree angle? You may not be able to fill it to the brim, and drinking from it may be a bit weird, but filling the bottle from a water cooler or fountain will surely become easy. This simple placement difference can do a heck lot for the packaging design and I think it’s radical and awesome.

0 Designers: Hsu Hsiang-Min, Liu Nai-Wen & Chen Yu-Hsin

A Blooming Cuppa Tea

A Blooming Cuppa Tea

Cuptea is a delightful integration of a disposable cup and teabag packaging. Basically the cover of the teabag blooms into a beautiful disposable cup for tea. No doubt the packaging is a bit elaborate for a simple cup of chai, but I see this more from the ‘love of design’ point of view. I recently witnessed a marketing strategy for an eminent coffee brand, where they went door to door with a hot cuppa brew for select few winners. Place that kind of strategy versus this teacup kind of thoughtful brand integration. Hands down the latter makes a lasting impression.

0 Designer: Lee Seo-jin

Dog Walker's Best Friend!

Dog Walker’s Best Friend!

The BBone’ Strap is a very clever integration of dog leash and disposable poop bags. The handle of the strap holds rolled up bags that can be easily snapped out for poop-scoops. A very thoughtful design considering the fact that all you need to walk the dog is held in one hand!

0 Designers: Yeran Ji & Som Choi

Easy To End!

Easy To End!

I love packaging designs that are subtle and yet make a world of a difference. For example this wavy Cellotape may not seem so brilliant at the moment, but for a mother who covers endless notebooks in brown paper at one go, this is a definitely a boon. Invariably the end of the tape just fuses to the circle and is hard to find! ‘Tape with Easy-to-Find End’ is just that…..easy!

0 Designers: Deockeun An, Jaehyung Kim & Cheolwoong Seo

EZ for All!

EZ for All!

The outstanding EZ Opener is a clever redesign of the can opener, simply because too many of us end up chipping our nails! Just kidding! The real intention is to make it easier for the silver generation and those with can-opening-issues, pop them open in a jiffy. The lever looks a bit elaborate to twist into place, but I guess if it works for grandma…it works for me!

0 Designer: Ju-yeon Kim, Jin-beom Kim & Jin-seung Lee

Paper Sticks

Paper Sticks

Re-paper Chopstick is a relevant design to those who use disposable chopsticks on a daily basis. This D-I-Y pack of paper sticks is easy to assemble and use. If manufactured with paper quality (designer suggests renewable paper) that is good enough to sustain dunking into gravy and soups, I think we may have a winner in our hands! Just be careful not to chomp off the stick!

0 Designer: Ran Hee Chung

Anytime, Anywhere Deliverable Hospital

Anytime, Anywhere Deliverable Hospital

Designer Kukil Han imagines a go-anywhere solution for providing aid to victims of natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and storms. The Mobile Hospital could be delivered to any part of the world (including hard to reach areas) in a matter of hours via helicopter, or be transported on a larger scale by ship, providing emergency medical attention to those in need. This thoughtful design can also be customized to provide support to specific needs with relative ease, furthering its adaptability to a number of scenarios.

0 Designer: Kukil Han

Get More Out Of Your Toothpaste Tube

Get More Out Of Your Toothpaste Tube

Here is another intriguing Toothpaste Packaging design that makes total sense. SavePaste has a three-point agenda: To eliminate the hard-to-squeeze dead space, minimizing toothpaste residue left inside the container; Reduce two packaging to one. It means we can reduce waste and manufacturing price plus encourage recycling. And finally, have a user-friendly design so that people easily adopt it. I think it’s a full score on all three fronts!

0 Designers: Sang Min Yu and Wong Sang Lee

Cap Sipper

Cap Sipper

Now here is a curious idea, what we have is the plastic screw-on cap of a bottle and in that cap is the sealing strip as well. When you rip put the seal, it unfurls to open up as a straw. Now I don’t know how practical this design can get, but I think it can build on to bigger, better things. It’s not the first time we are seeing lids being used as alternate functional tools. If we put our heads together, I’m sure this can be an awesome practical design.

0 Designer: Young-ye Cho

The Real Man's Shaving Kit

The Real Man’s Shaving Kit

Though it’s something I’ve only been able to appreciate in the last year or so, I believe the right shaving kit is a man’s best friend, & can also speak volumes about someone’s personality. Hail Perret is a sexy & stylish kit by designer Niclas Andersson that celebrates the art of the traditional straight razor shave in a minimal yet natural looking roll-up pack stripped down to the bare necessities: razor, lather, bowl, bristle brush, aftershave, & face towel. Perfect for the grooming craftsman or renaissance man.

0 Designer: Niclas Andersson

Break It On Down

Break It On Down

Let’s be honest, there’s kinda this unspoken understanding that products that are made for efficient transportation will usually reflect it in their design… and not always in a good way. The Complect coffee table is a union of simple home assembly and high quality construction that merge to create a practical flat-packing table without sacrificing style. Complect features bent plywood legs and a solid walnut table top that break down to a height of under 3.5″ and can be assembled within minutes using a common screwdriver. Gotta love this one!

0 Designer: Matt Finder

Get Every Last Boba

Get Every Last Boba

Boba, bubble, pearl – whatever you call those squishy tapioca balls, they’re delicious. They’re also slippery and if you’re not skilled with fishing those little gems out with a straw, a redesigned cup might make it easier. It’s really simple. The bottom is indented inwards to create a ring – a moat of boba balls if you will. Love it!

0 Designer: Jessie C. Chou

Home Farming Can Look So Trendy!

Home Farming Can Look So Trendy!

You can mistake Éva as a modern decorative piece for restaurants, but it’s a trendy, hi-tech composter. It blends in beautifully with any interior and does a magnificent job of recycling wasted organic matter. A part of the waste is used for cultivating and maintaining a green patch and the rest is used to produce methane. I love the way it integrates and becomes a self-contained biosphere!

0 Designer: François Hurtaud

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