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Juicy fruit

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Three words:  packaging design GENIUS.

Above, limited edition Kleenex tissue boxes for Target stores by LA-based freelance illustrator Hiroko Sanders.

Below, fruit juice packaging by industrial designer Naoto Fukusawa .

I’m such a sucker for awesome packaging, I would buy these and not even drink them (nor use the tissue either).  Okay, I exaggerate.  But don’t you agree that they’re just way too pretty to consume/use and discard immediately after?

Gotta love them Japanese.  Kawaii!

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Written by Frau Zaftig

Tuesday, 9 June 2009 at 6:44 am


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As a tribute to all things design (and am guessing, all things dessert too), California-based architects, Natasha Case and Freya Estreller recently set up Coolhaus as some sort of frozen snack homage to industry icons.

Ice cream sandwiches mimic a modern design home and are given names like Frank Behry and Mies Vanilla Rohe.  Sweet!


Idea is awesome though the execution fails.  They look like run-of-the-mill ice cream sammies to me.

But hey, if they’re anything as good as the designers they’re named after, I’ll eat it.

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Written by Frau Zaftig

Tuesday, 9 June 2009 at 4:41 am