Tuesday, June 16, 2009

great packaging

I have to admit I buy a lot of products based on the packaging and I'm guessing that if you read my blog, you just might too! I recently discovered this new mouthwash that comes in this really chic bottle. The packaging just looks thoughtful and eye catching -love the shape of the bottle. It could almost be an exotic liqeuer or high end vodka.
Is rembrant the 'apple' of the oral healthcare industry with their well designed packaging?
What products do you use that seem well designed? I'd love to hear!

21 comments:

La Maison Fou said...

I like the look of Mrs. Meyers products, Marvis toothpaste, brown seventh generation paper towels, and Fruits-passion kitchen soap & lotion. I am a sucker for these things as well, also some gum looks great when packeged in a great way...Japanese gum in small square boxes!
Leslie

pve design said...

Packaging is important, but I also love classic things like baking soda and Morton's Salt, and Vanilla Wafers.
I love Archer Farms things, Meyer Cleaning things and then Nars packaging.
I try to bring my own shopping bag, reuse tons of packages. I love glass jar sauce and re-use the glass jars for things.

Style Redux 2 said...

Stefan-Degree deodorant has a sketch of a woman in a lovely black and pink vintage looking dress, on a pretty aqua colored container. I started buying it just because I liked the packaging. Who thought deodorant could look so pretty?

Renee Finberg said...

funny ...
before i read the post, as soon as the pic popped up, i said to myself;
"great packaging"

xx

you are so right.

Merilin said...

Oh! I also first thought- uhh! what a classy vodka bottle... Well, I must say I often fall for the well-packed/designed-product-not-so-good-quality trap!
It's nice to enjoy gorgeously designed beauty products although:)

home before dark said...

I think people who are visually stimulated will always like the whole package. However, I am also drawn to things that are not in that shrink wrap from hell that requires a trip to the shop to open up. I, too, am now drawn more to glass and recycle and reuse more and am consciously trying to reduce the plastic buildup in my own home. I no longer drink spirits, only wine, and my age is showing. It looks like a milk bottle! Which is still a good design.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I have a weakness for packaged foodstuffs found abroad, often with amazing packaging and label design. And usually they are items I have little interest in consuming. Also big into anything from Boot's, the British chemists. Its packaging is pure, clean, simple, cheerful, and exotic.

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

Location, location .... .
and
Presentation, presentation ...

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I love the mrs. meyers products that many of you mentioned and use them all. I like the marvis design too -it seems the 'retro' stylings are most popular. I think one of the reasons Diptyque has been so popular are their stylish labels.
I'll have to check out some of these suggestions!
I agree with HBD that I like products with a minimum of material used in the packaging -I don't like to feel wasteful!

David said...

Method hand soap, in either the teardrop or square pump bottles. The design is simple and clean, exactly what you want from soap. And it doesn't look ghastly sitting there by the sink.

I also like Mrs. Meyer's products, such good scents. I wish they'd make sweeper bag beads.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

David, I use the method 'windex' stuff -it works great. I'm not a fan of their hand soap though -design is such a personal thing! I like the labels and shape of the kiehl's handsoap -which I have in 'coriander' my favorite scent!

Blue said...

Target Pharmacy labels are fabulously easy for those of us that might, and I mean might, be old enough to need reading glasses.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Blue, is there anything target can't do right?

home before dark said...

Small in another package. Do you read Metropolitan Home? Just read June's edition and there's a story about a 575 square foot vacation home in the Cascade Mountains. Loved two quotes I thought you might enjoy: "Smaller projects almost have more appeal to me because they're intimate to the client and intimate to the landscape." And "Jim's (the client) not here to be in architecture. He's here to be in nature." The quotes by Tom Kundig, the architect. I think the result is stunning. Maybe not your style preference, but some excellent space planning ideas.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I do get Met. Home, HBD -I liked that cottage!
Another reason to like this package of mouthwash -it's small enough to fit in my medicine cabinet! lol Bigger isn't always better ;-)

Allie in G'town said...

Oh, I am a total package snob. I mean puhleeeze...have you seen my husband? hahaaa...

Renae said...

I buy on packaging as well, especially wine! I love interesting and creative labels...will usually prompt me to make a purchase!

VictoriaArt said...

I love great packaging, love modern, cool or a little retro, apothekary style glass bottles, clear or brown with simple labels.
Something with a personal feel to it.
Kiehl's, Dr.Hauschka, Weleda, method...

David said...

My favorite is Voss water bottles, especially the glass ones.....but Target products always seem to do well. Mainly liquid soap products....like Molton Brown I keep for the guest powder room, Mrs. Meyer's in my bath, & Savon de Marseille Extra Pur in the Kitchen.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Oh, good ones, David -I agree about Voss -and I love molton brown!

Semigloss Chic said...

Hands down, I'm a slave to cosmetic and toiletry packaging. Who wants to spend all that time making your bathroom look beautiful and then clutter it up with all kind of ugly looking plastic bottle of soap. This mouthwash looks great. I'm also in love with the Boots packaging line sold in the states at Target.