Chinese scientists have developed “smart tags” that might just bring an end to the smell test consumers often have to carry out to figure out whether or not a carton of milk has gone sour of if eggs are still edible. The small gel-like tags, about the size of a corn kernel, change color when food has gone bad, even before the packaging has been opened, and can be stuck to any food container, according to the creators. Discover the new smart tags!
Never thought you’d see the day you could have a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered through your door, right? Well, Bloom & Wild – the UK’s first letterbox florist – pulled it off with a new concept. They designed a box that slides through most of the regular UK post boxes to deliver freshly cut flowers to your home. Read more…
Coming up with exquisite and original packaging concepts on a daily basis can be quite demanding. Being only human after all, packaging designers can sometimes suffer from a creative block. Going through such a period, it’s important for any creative person to nourish inspiration and look for new perspectives to overcome this creative drought. Luckily, the internet is a great source of packaging design inspiration. We’ve selected some of the very best packaging concepts, serving one goal and one goal only: getting you, the packaging designer, back on track in no time. Ready? Have a look at our selection of inspirational packaging designs!
The packaging world is in a constant struggle to find new and more eco-friendly ways to pack food products. Reducing packaging waste has become the number one goal of many academics and packaging designers around the world. One of the most ingenious inventions of late in that area is WikiPearl, a meatball sized lozenge that consists of a soft edible core and a harder shell – also edible, much like the skin of a grape. Discover this incredible edible food packaging
One of the most promising innovations in the packaging world of recent times has to be self-heating food packaging. The technique, currently in development at a number of renowned packaging companies around the world, should make it easy for consumers to enjoy a hot beverage or snack on the go. The new application looks specifically useful for young mothers who need to feed their baby but don’t have access to a micro-wave oven or boiling water. For now, the special packaging is applied mainly in the military. Discover all about self-heating food packaging!
Even more so than any other product category, cosmetic packaging has to be pleasing to the eye. Why? Simple, because beauty products need matching packaging. That’s why some of the most beautiful packaging designs can be found in this area of our industry. Have a look at a few examples of these wonderful cosmetic packaging designs that are too pretty to store in your beauty kit or drawer. Discover some of the world’s finest cosmetic packaging designs.