Designer Ko Yang has a new concept for helping shoppers spot expired products both in the store and at home. Named "Expiry Date/The Things Far Away Beyond Numbers", it uses a graphic that changes as time passes to better illustrate the freshness of the purchase, in this case milk. The more time that passes, the more the graphic will climb up the carton.
Wash these fruit labels and see them dissolve into an organic fruit cleansing produce wash that helps remove wax, pesticides, dirt and bacteria.
(via @seth_weisfeld and @bud_caddell)
There are eight types of food that account for around 90% of allergic reactions: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat.
The Food Allergen Detector is the result of the course, Brand identity and strategic design in collaboration with Philips healthcare products, at Umeå Institute of Design, 2009.
Design: Erik Borg
Rethink the way things are, and how they are packaged.
Guest Post: @copyrider
Family and food.
Everything I do is in some way inspired by my family and/or eating. It’s my persistent motivation and my constant struggle.
My family lives in Los Angeles. Every Friday night, 20+ family members pour into my grandmother’s house for the traditional Syrian meal we’ve all grown to love and look forward to. It’s the one place where the bullshit is left at the front door and from the second you’re inside, it’s all about love, Lakers, and food from 6:30-9:30 pm.
Living in NYC, I’ve tried to adhere to the mantra that Fridays are for loving, not for fighting.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop me from missing the delicious spread my family gets to gorge on. Or from missing the banter between my cousins and I, the endless entertainment from the little ones, and the bear hugs from my dad.
But most of all, I miss the food. Why’s it gotta be so damn delicious?!
Design: Conor Whelan
It's true. Sometimes you really only need two. Or one. But not twelve. Two Eggs for You is an idea based on that fact; sometimes you only need one or two eggs.
"The idea was to create a package of two eggs, ideal for someone living on their own or someone who just wants to make a quick meal and doesn't require the standard 6 eggs. I wanted to create an interesting package that was aesthetically pleasing, functional, and simply enjoyable to hold. Each packaging features two eggs along with two easy recipes to make meals for one, which are revealed when the egg chamber is opened."
"Identity and packaging for a line of gourmet frozen vegetable entrées. Editorial-style photography accompanied by a structured, modern design allows these savory dishes to take center stage."
I always find it is difficult to make food look appetizing via photography, but this doesn't have that problem.
GreenBox, the pizza box that breaks down into 4 plates and a smaller box for leftovers. You can find it at Whole Foods Market.
Thanks to May (@mforker) for the photo.
Design: Design Herynek - Czech Republic
Brief: Design new packaging of Adriana Mini-Pasta for children
Design: Mika Kañive - Spain
With fresh and delicious fruits, the yogurt tastes better. That’s the idea of this product, having the same portions for those who want more fruit than the typical yogurt, just half and half. This pack could be re-used as a glass and the impact to ecology is reduced with this materials (glass and carton). The name FRTS & YGRT, taking out the vocals, the product could be read the same in english as in spanish.
Design: Neil Fletcher - United Kingdom
My spaghetti packaging design stemmed from a project I was set on my degree course, we had to pick one of five difficult objects to package (spaghetti, marbles, an egg, a single rose or custard powder). The reason I chose Spaghetti was because I always find myself wasting spaghetti as I’d always cook too much, so I wanted to address that problem in some way.
There are already measuring devices for spaghetti on the market but nothing within the packaging itself, giving the consumer the spaghetti in 6 equal servings to save on waste, the packaging can then be re-used and kept forever. It was my aim to create something that was visually appealing but also addressed a problem and could serve as a useful aid in any kitchen.
Agency: The Republik - Durham NC
Design: Yeongkeun - South Korea
Whenever we eat bread, at the picnic, in the cafe or airplane, we usually use disposable butter. I replaced its ordinary container lid with a wooden, knife shaped one. This way butter can be easily and quickly spread. Butter has 4 flavors which allow the user to make a choice, just as he would chose his favorite ice-cream. This container is not only easy and fast to use but also it makes daily routine of spreading butter more fun and exciting.