Hotel Amenities

daviskinI am staying in a great historic inn and plantation home in Locust Dale Virginia for a few days, so the posts will be a bit spotty. The only packaging for miles are the little soap and shampoo bottles in the bath. It got me wondering about hotel amenities. When you go out you can’t avoid them, some done well and some not, but they have become ubiquitous.

A quick search turned up one interesting article from the LA Times that mentions products like, Davi Skin, from Carlo Mondavi and partner Josh LeVine, that have been featured in Peninsula Hotels. As you might expect these products are made from byproducts of  “the sacred winemaking process.” 

When I have a bit more time this area of packaging looks like fertile ground for more investigating.

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About Richard Shear

designer, husband, teacher, blogger, father, athlete, author, historian Richard has over 25 years of brand identity and package design experience, with a wide range of clients such as Ahold, Coca-Cola, Hasbro, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Pernod Ricard and Procter & Gamble. He began his career working with the legendary advertising art director, and AIGA Medalist, George Lois and the British design manager Clive Chajet. In his next design management position at Lippincott & Margulies, he worked with Walter Margulies learning the complex skills of global corporate identity. He then became Creative Director and Partner at Peterson & Blyth, one of the premier brand identity and package design firms of the time. He is a founding faculty member of the Masters in Branding Program at New York’s School of Visual Arts. He publishes the blog The Package Unseen, and has been a guest lecturer at colleges including FIT, Trinity College and Tyler School of Art. He is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Richard is a Board member of the AIGA MetroNorth Chapter, past President of AIGA‘s Brand Design Association, President of the Package Design Council and a member of its Board of Directors. He is a member of USA Cycling and US Rowing, a nationally ranked masters bicycle racer, and a member of The Saugatuck Rowing Club, the 2010 Masters Club National Champion.
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