Congrats on Your New Embryos

Congrats on Your New Embryos

Based on a set of life-sized statues that were shown at the Coarse solo exhibition in Chicago in 2010, Coarse now introduces their latest “oop” series. This first vinyl toy release in 8 months is a milestone — the start of the very first 7 inch series by coarse. This version goes back to the beginning of life, showcasing signature coarse characters in embryo form, a chance to experience them at their purest. OMG this is creepy cool!

0 Designer: Coarse

Map Your Travels by Scratching

Map Your Travels by Scratching

The Scratch & Track concept enables you to log your travels with printable papers embedded with a scratchable surface. You print maps of your destination on the paper and scratch off where you’ve been to create an analog keepsake of your travels. It even folds up like a map! Me, myself and I are partial to the digital age but I can totally see the novelty of scratchable maps spreading as fast as hipstamatic photos.

0 Designer: Yuree S. Lim

A New Kind of Aluminum Can

A New Kind of Aluminum Can

106,000 aluminum cans are discarded every 30 seconds in the United States. Efforts to recycle the mounting heaps have met with mild success so Haoshi Studio in cooperation with PLA Studio have created a new kind of can called TIN CAN. It’s made of PLA yet it’s fully insulated and can be heated up to 110ºF. It even squishes like an aluminum can except it’s 100% organic and biodegradable.

0 Designer: Haoshi Design Studio

Some Serious Packaging

Some Serious Packaging

You’ll never guess what’s inside that box. It’s some kind of miniature vault or something. Whatever’s inside must be really special. Hit the jump.

0 Designer: Mathias Och - Och Design

Case of the Smokey Tissue Box

Case of the Smokey Tissue Box

Back in school when we learned how to draw factories polluting the environment, I remember my art teacher teaching me this exact same design…angular roof building with black smoke billowing out of the stacks. The Smoke Tissue Case brings back those memories and I really appreciate the socio-message the design speaks of.

0 Designer: Je Sung Park for W-Works

The Red Cross Needs This

The Red Cross Needs This

Easy access to water during a fire in the subway is next to impossible. The interim solution is to hold a soaked rag to your face. The Crack Mask is a set of emergency masks you crack open, breaking the water capsule inside. Hold the soaked mask to your face and proceed with the evacuation.

0 Designers: Han Chi-hoon & Kim Yeon-soo

Piece of Peace from a Box

Piece of Peace from a Box

Piece of Peace is a relief effort concept that makes use of the box they’re usually shipped in. The box can be unfolded and taken apart to reveal a world map. The idea is relief should mean more than just food and clothing but also tools to educate.

0 Designer: Lie Zhong-Fa

Sassy Hanger Bag

Sassy Hanger Bag

Look at that! It’s a clever bag for carrying home all your newly purchase clothing you got this excellent shopping season. It’s an upside-down hanger, it looks nice, it’s got some great color to it. But what’s this? Is this… yes! It’s detachable, and I can use it to hang my clothing up! What a good little bag you’ve been. I will not recycle you. Have fun, use your products always! Add this to your file of “best packages basically ever.”

0 Designers: DEDE DextrousDesign

Don’t Blush, Go Ahead And Touch

Don’t Blush, Go Ahead And Touch

I’m trying not to be corny here, but addressing the very serious issue of breast cancer. The awareness is kind of out there, but just leaving messages on Facebook in the month of October is not enough. A practical approach like the Smart Pink is required. It’s a self-adhesive sticker that ladies can stick across their chest and follow the pink-path with fingertips for self-diagnosis. A combination of maneuver-stickers makes the pack and the kit is a certified diagnosis from Korea Breast Cancer Foundation.

0 Designers: Mi Hyun Ryu and So Ra Park

In Case Of Emergency Cut Toothpaste!

In Case Of Emergency Cut Toothpaste!

I thought I was being a miser, but in all honesty I cut open the end of my toothpaste tube to get to the last wee bit of paste. Call it conservation or being stingy but that’s what I do. So I totally identify with the Thrift Toothpaste package design and hope someone like Colagte or Crest adopt it! It will save me the trouble of hunting for scissors…I’ll just tear open the rear end!

0 Designer: GUO Lili

Four Flavored Butter Spoon

Four Flavored Butter Spoon

Butter! Better! And in four yummy flavors! The idea here is to package butter in a very convenient single-serve way. Since single serves are usually consumed during travel or picnics, this package includes a wooden spoon lid. The solid spoon is used to spread the butter and does away the need to carry additional cutlery. The idea seems neat and can be extended to yogurts and ice creams too. Although a safe plastic cover like seen in this package, is recommended.

0 Designer: Yeongkeun Jeong

Supernatural Coke!

Supernatural Coke!

I’m not getting you high on any abusive substance here, but simply telling you about a new spiritual form of the ever-famous Coca Cola. Lovingly called the Mystic, this new package boasts of “sexy lines”, “sculpted body”, and “loving silhouette”. It’s not an attempt to get Eco Friendly, but just an exercise to bring happiness in 3 dimensions!

0 Designer: Jerome Olivet

Snip-Dip-Sip Coffee

Snip-Dip-Sip Coffee

Open It! is quite a clever package design and I hope someone like the exemplified Nescafe takes cue. The idea is for cold coffee mix but I think we can use it for hot cappuccino mixes as well. You simply open up the top end of the coffee mixture pouch, pour the contents into water and use the same pouch as a straw for stirring & sipping the drink! Simple and totally worth commercializing!

0 Designer: Youngdo Kim

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