5 Creative Products April 14th, 2014

This week will focus on innovative packaging for certain products 



This packaging is creative because it gets rid of wasteful large plastic bottles and replaces it with a smaller replaceable packaging. It also lets the user interact with the cleaning process. Instead of going to the store constantly to buy this product, you’d only need to purchase the concentration a couple of times, making it even less wasteful. 

Link: http://www.myreplenish.com/


The New Clorox Bottles 


This packaging is creative because it allowed the company to use their same product, but be able to market it better. Instead of the straw to the spray bottle going straight down, it curves to the form of the bottle so it’s able to get every last drop. It’s just a simple thing that saves product and creates incentive for consumers to buy her product. 

Link: http://www.clorox.com/products/smart-tube-technology/


The Tea Cup


This mug gets every last drop of tea. It is creative because its solves the problem of having a wet tea bag and not knowing where to put it after the tea is steeped. Overall, I’d want one of these so that I can get all the flavor from my tea leaves. 

Link: http://design-milk.com/tea-cup-slingshot/

Glad Trash Bags


These trash bags are creative because they are helping to eliminate waste. They got rid of the box and now the packaging is just printed on the last bag. 

Link: http://www.packagingoftheworld.com/2013/02/the-disappearing-package-glad-trash-bags.html



This product is creative because it creates a healthier solution to cooking. It 3-d prints food, and makes it simple for professionals to house moms alike to create nutritious food for their customers/families. 

Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/456763017/designed-for-healthy-eating-foodini-a-3d-food-prin

These Worn Shoes Progress Report April 11th, 2014

What I did/Creative Process:

Today I started on my second scene of my mini film. I went outside towards the bike racks. It was very windy so it was a little irritating to take a stop motion video, but it turned out pretty well. I took over 100+ photos to complete the scene of the day. Now, I have to upload it into Premiere pro, edit the content and stream it all together. Still quite a bit of work to do, but I’m on track to finish by monday. Below are some more screenshots of the video.


These Worn Shoes Progress Report April 09th, 2014

My Creative Process:

I began to draw scenes of what I thought my shoe would do in certain situations. I thought of it in rainy weather, and sunny weather. I also thought of him with another person, and the mood that would be set. I started a word association list but I developed my ideas best by drawing it  out and exploring it with my camera. See the next post to view what I did with these scenes.

What I did:


5 Creative Products April 7th, 2014

This week I’ll focus on products that reduce waste 

Tide Pods Redesign


This packaging is creative because it gets rid of all the waste that it’s packaged with. Tide pods are designed to dissolve in the laundry water, and with this new design, you can tear off every last pod. 

Link: http://www.packagingoftheworld.com/2013/01/the-disappearing-package-tide-pods.html

OXO pop containers 


These containers are creative because they have labeling on the side that is water soluable. This eliminates the waste of the stickers or packaging that would be needed in previous designs. 

Link: http://disappearingpackage.com/solutions/oxo/

Nivea Soap containers 


This packaging is creative because it allows the user to freely go in the shower. Some people forget to take their packaging off of their new soap but with it’s water soluble exterior, there’s no problem. 

Link: http://disappearingpackage.com/solutions/nivea/

Twinning’s Tea Bags


With this creative tea packaging, the consumer can just rip the tea bags off of the book like set up and enjoy their tea. It’s simple, yet as nice way to eliminate the box that tea bags usually come in. 

Link: http://disappearingpackage.com/solutions/twinings/

These Worn Shoes Progress Report April 4th, 2014

My Creative Process/What I did:

This is the week were I decided to break down my parameters. I was making my design to constrained. Learning Adobe Premier Pro was another creative task upon itself, so I decided to ditch it and use something I was more comfortable with, iMovie. I also decide to include more than one pair of my own shoes, because I wanted to give multiple personalities. I also wanted to control the context that my shoes were in so I changed video to be stop motion. Overall with these changes I was able to get past my thoughts of ‘this has to be this way’ and able to work on my project more fluidly. This made me be able to make spontaneous decisions on set. I learned that some creativity can be stilted when learning something new, so moving away to something a little more familiar helped me out a lot.