Tag Archives: Fragrance

The beauty of sugarcane

Another small step begun by a major CPG marketer. Procter & Gamble announced today that starting in 2011, several of its beauty brands including Pantene, Cover Girl and Max Factor will begin to use a new type of “green” HDPE plastic … Continue reading

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Aesthetic shock and awe

In the early 1980s I worked in Manhattan just a few blocks from where Philip Johnson’s AT&T building was being erected. We watched with amazement as the raw steel forms of what became known as the “Chippendale” skyscraper were put … Continue reading

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Sustainability hits Luxe Pack

The NYC Luxe Pack show is this week and it is dominated by the usual high-end cosmetics packaging suppliers from all over the world. While the show is filled with the typical examples of over-the-top packaging materials, this year there … Continue reading

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Marc Jacobs, exuberant packaging and restrained clothing

It has been fun in the past to look at the clothing being shown at the New York fashion shows and compare these designs to the fragrance and personal care packaging of the designers. This week Marc Jacobs was showing … Continue reading

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Package design goes dirty

Steven Heller has a new piece on the AIGA site where he begins to discuss aesthetic trends in the design work of this first decade of the 21st century. He calls it “The Decade of Dirty Design”. This movement is … Continue reading

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Pangea founder Joshua Onysko to webcast on sustainability

There are those rare occasions when you listen to someone speak about their life’s work, not just what they do everyday from 9-5, with a real sense of authenticity and passion. And even rarer when you come away with a … Continue reading

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Louise Nevelson, Donna Karan, sculpture and package design

Yesterday was one of those perfect days, rare so far this summer in our part of the country. And a visit to The Storm King Art Center was another reminder of how glorious large sculpture, placed well in the landscape, can be. … Continue reading

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Dummies for package design

There was a piece in the New York Times over the weekend about two small museums that are repositories of nostalgic collections, one for ventriloquist dummies, and one for retail signs. It reminded me of the amazing resource the web … Continue reading

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Hotel Amenities

I 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 … Continue reading

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Package Design, a leading or trailing indicator, 1920-1930

The 1920s were a decade when the past and the future collided. Obviously a golden era of economic growth very much like the 1990s, with the strong economy supporting innovation in significant areas. The explosive growth of the radio, the … Continue reading

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