About a year ago I did a post about creatively designed tea infusers. People do a lot of awesome design work with tea pots, infusers, coffee mugs, coffee pots, and a whole mess of over beverage related items. Most recently on my radar are wonderfully and uniquely designed tea bags. If you haven’t seen any, be prepared to be blown away. I think anyone would drink more tea if they had these, sadly I believe all of these are only design concepts and not available for purchase.
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I recently took a trip to the Weatsfield store in Ames, Iowa. As I walked around the new store, I found myself coming across inspiring product designs. I won’t lie, I often buy things based on their packaging and weather I like the design. (Coffee is one particular example) It would seem, after walking through Wheatsfield, that health food and local companies certainly seem to know how to design a product.
Well I hope you were inspired by my findings as well. If you come across any outstanding product designs make sure to share them with me!
I have three flash drives. One of which is a Quirky Split Stick so counts as two. Flash drives are so important though if you are like me and running around from place to place with various projects most of the time. Not only having them, but keeping them safe from the possibility of say a computer crashing.
Well the design of flash drives has really gotten impressive. People are stepping it up when it comes to both the look and the overall functionality of a flash drive. Take a look below to see what I mean.
And those are just a few of many. I am torn between wanting the flash harp or the Logical Art jewelry ones…
I have a confession to make. I judge things by their packaging. And when it comes to coffee, I love the new packaging of Seattle’s Best Coffee:
So in the spirit of great coffee packaging I thought I would showcase a few:
The chalkboard motif is great here! And I love the cursive “organic” with the bold “coffee”.
I’m often surprised by the extreme design of regular day objects. I am particular fond of those related to tea as there are so many and they can be so interesting from tea bags to tea cups…everything. This particular post is about fun and designed tea infusers (mostly ocean related):
The Tea Sub
And (for a little word play fun):
I’ve been coming across some fantastic iPad dock designs, so I thought I’d share. (I myself don’t have an iPad but but if I did I’d want some of these) Most of the things I come across seem to be going with a retro feel, bringing the new to the old:
How awesome is this? It’s okay if you drool a little, I know I did…
Retro TV, great for letting little kids watch things on your iPad:
And the ultimate design (in my opinion):
I’ll be completely honest: I judge books by their cover. If I’m browsing random books in the library or bookstore the cover is a deciding factor for whether or not I will pick up the book and see if I’m interested (as is the title but for now let’s focus on the cover). And let’s face it, some book covers are just godawful. Especially the covers for classics as they are usually extremely basic or haven’t been updated in a long while.
Katie Cromwell and Jensen Carp at Gallery 1988 are selling (for a limited time) some prints of remixed book covers that do the real covers to shame. They call the prints Required Reading: posters inspired by classic novels. A few of my favorites are:
I love how the “A” is tilted in a way to create the blank space for the title and how the authors name is within the bottom half of the “A”. The whole cover is very visually pleasing (no small feat when dealing with red..in my opinion)
I don’t know how it’s possible, but this print actually makes something so very dull look so very interesting. Ah the magic of design. I would almost describe this design as cute; it’s as though this would be the cover for a kids version of The Origin of Species.
This print is somewhat old meets new, which I appreciate. I super love the position of the title and the teal color used. I could do without Alice being completely white and grey, but still a very interesting design for one of my favorite books.
A classic horror story put on a distinctively modern ‘cover’. That just has to be appreciated.
I love Albert Camus’ The Stranger, and yet no one can seem to make a cover that adequately suits the book. Perhaps that is because it is a work of absurdism, but still…this print isn’t my favorite for the book either, but I so love The Stranger that I had to include it.