One Tent Two Tent One Tent

One Tent Two Tent One Tent

So! Winter is well on it’s way. There’s no way around it. As the world turns, so do the seasons *unless you don’t live in Minnesota, and you’ve got to understand that camping season is almost over! So make the best of it with the greatest tent invention since the tent itself: the tent connection device. Called “Abri Socio” by its mad-scientist creator, it will change the way you camp… FOREVER!

0 Designer: Becky Greenwood

For Those Who Still Own CD Albums

For Those Who Still Own CD Albums

And for those of you who still buy CD albums? Hands up, everybody who still purchases music CDs from the record store. Wild! Some of you do? Alright then, let’s get on with it. Here’s a way for you CD-o-philes to get your aesthetic pleasure on. You open your cd, listen to it for a while, then put it away – where? In your brand new “Qubiq” case, right up there on your wall! Isn’t that pretty?

0 Designer: Kenneth Lylover

Got Me a Spoon

Got Me a Spoon

This isn’t the first time the whole world moved towards “greener” design but hopefully this time it’ll stick. Plastic spoons that come with takeout foods are inefficient and “ungreen” so the challenge was to find the most cost effective remedy while giving Earth one less thing to worry about. Ideally you should carry your own flatware but if you don’t mind a little kitsch, check out the Spoon and Box.

0 Designers: Won-Jae Lee, Jun-Yong Lee, Sang-Jun Hahn, Sun-Kyu Kim & Yeo-Wool Kang

When France Gives You Champagne, You Make...

When France Gives You Champagne, You Make…

Beauteous industrial designs. Below check out three top amalgamations of the eco-friendly totally-new Veuve Clicquot champagne box. Devour the color of this “Design Box,” first of all. Look at that yellow! Or is it gold? With red accents. Oh then also it’s made of paper. Paper only. Less than 5% coverage with inks, glues, and solvents. And no plastic film. And micro-grooving is used to reduce the amount of paper in the packaging. AND the paper is FSC approved. What’s that mean?

0 Designer: Veuve Clicquot featuring Front Design, Tom Dixon, 5.5 Designers

You Been Dunkin' Long? Nice Cap.

You Been Dunkin’ Long? Nice Cap.

So you’ve got a mess of a tray there, coffee commuter. You look like you’re in the mood for a better top. Small innovations for a gigantic industry. Hot coffee’s new top is the “Coffee Top Caddie;” what basically amounts to a new mold for the plastic top that fits on top of your coffee cup. With this innovation, you can fit everything you need for that trip from the counter to your table or the order window to your car.

0 Designer: Joshua Harris

Are You Stressed? Break It!

Are You Stressed? Break It!

We all need stress relief. Some people internalize it. Some people lash out. You could pick up meditation or try to keep yourself busy but sometimes hitting something really hard is the quick (best) way to release all that tension. Break It is a body and mind relaxation kit – a meditation CD, some herb tea aren’t exactly new but in order to get to it, you have to “break it.” Pretend you’re a master martial artist and smash that sh*t open. Don’t worry, it’s made of potato starch.

0 Designer: Mi-Rae Kim

Foldable Bowl

Foldable Bowl

This is so easy to figure out I don’t even have to explain it. I think it’s fabulous for camping, drinks, picnics, impromptu gatherings, or even when you’re too lazy to wash dishes. Tho you can use the Foldable Bowl for just about anything, I’d avoid hot foods. My only gripe is the material. Plastic, really? Do we need to go down that road again? I didn’t step into some alternate universe where plastic and nature get along fabulously right?

0 Designer: Gowoon Jeong

Better Than Bubble Wrap Says Mother Nature

Better Than Bubble Wrap Says Mother Nature

Plastic bubbles wraps are one of the chief sources of environmental degradation since our world revolves around the packaging and transport of goods. The Paper Wrap offers the same level of protection but at a very neutral cost to the planet. A precut symmetric pattern similar to a steel grate buffers precious goods but I see two faults. One, the flexibility of bubble wrap makes it more usable in a wide array of applications. Two, I can’t pop paper wrap and everyone knows humans have an OCD fascination with popping bubbles.

0 Designers: Wonjae Lee, Sunkyu Kim & Sangjun Hahn

Fold Out Boxes Add A Bit Of Class To Lunch

Fold Out Boxes Add A Bit Of Class To Lunch

While few lunchtime experiences can best a classic superhero inspired box, these foldout gourmet lunch boxes by Emma smart definitely go the distance. Winning her a D&AD Yellow Pencil in packaging design, the challenge was to categorically separate the boxes while maintaining an overall sense of visual unity. Now if only there were one with a licensed fictional character I could pretend to be during lunch, my life would be complete.

0 Designer: Emma Smart

Real Mature Milk Cartons

Real Mature Milk Cartons

If you thought “Freshness Labels” were a trip, wait till you get a load of this cheese. What designer Ko Yang’s got for you is the difference between a liquid and a solid. Milk. Dairy products. Shop owners everywhere can make use of their bad milk by putting it on the cheese self now! And the graphics are really nice, right?

0 Designer: Ko Yang

The Freshness of Labels

The Freshness of Labels

Bad meat. There’s nothing nastier. Though the area where I live has a pretty good hold on fresh food packaging and labeling, there’s always some stragglers. According to designer Naoki Hirota, mislabeled food is more than a tiny problem in some shops of the world. Thus, temporal labels are in order.

Or are they?

0 Designer: Naoki Hirota

I Want Everything in Containers, OXO Pop Review

I Want Everything in Containers, OXO Pop Review

Okay I need to spread the word. A few months ago the OXO company sent me a bunch of their OXO Pop containers for review. I’ve never been one to store things in containers because I only buy enough of anything for immediate use. But things like cereals, rice, and pasta are bulk items. I’ve been on a container storing binge because the OXO Pop containers actually work. Hey, they won the Red Dot 2008 Product Design Award so there’s way more than meets the eye here.

0 Designer: OXO [ Buy it here ]

When You Scoopy Your Puppy Poopy, Shipoopi!

When You Scoopy Your Puppy Poopy, Shipoopi!

If your town or city demands that its streets aren’t shi**y, you’ve got a lot of responsibility for your tiny puppy named Ittybitty. Ittybitty loves to make the poopy, and it’s your responsibility to scoopy the poopy. If you don’t like plastic bags that are freshly hot, pick up a Dogpot! A nice portable cleaner for your puppy’s poopies! Super-doopy!

0 Designer: Young-Long Choi

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