Packaging Whore

Highlighting smart, aesthetically-pleasing design in food packaging.

September 30, 2010

Packaging Whore: Agnes Cupcakes (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj

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A cupcake is like generic sex.

Looks like an ok fun party from the outside, but when you dig in, it’s dull, sticky and in the end it just makes you wanna throw up.

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August 25, 2010

Packaging Whore: Toxic Terror!

by Anders Arhoj

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I sometimes wonder whether my generation (of 1979) will explode in a green toxic waste cloud when we turn 40.

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August 6, 2010

Packaging Whore: Lamill Coffee (LA)

by Yoko Kumano

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Lamill Coffee in Silverlake, LA impressed me because it looked good. They package their coffee beans in tins (made in the USA) that are retro looking and all the staff wear matching t-shirts.

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August 3, 2010

Packaging Whore: Mushroom Mountain and Beyond

by Anders Arhoj

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I love food with personality. And I have the feeling it loves me back– especially in Japan.

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July 16, 2010

Packaging Whore: The Salumi Cone @ Boccalone (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

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Mortadella, prociutto cotto, and prociutto crudo slices… in a CONE.

This is how we’ll be eating meat in the future.

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March 29, 2010

Packaging Whore: The Alembic Matchbook

by Kayoko Akabori

Packaging Whore: Alembic Matchbook

Finally made it out to The Alembic, a bar on Haight Street in SF– it’s a spot that has been buzzed about extensively for their cocktails and gastroeats.

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January 14, 2010

Packaging Whore: Fish in a (Cake) Box

by Moto Yamamoto

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On New Year’s Eve in Japan, my mama came home with this box. This looks exactly like an Asian cake box, right?

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January 6, 2010

Packaging Whore: Vanilla Extract Throwback

by Kayoko Akabori

Packaging Whore: Vanilla Extract Throwback

Oh, you’re gonna love this. I was shuffling through the spicerack in my mama’s kitchen the other day, preparing to make my buttered bread pudding, when I finally found what I was looking for: vanilla extract.

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December 15, 2009

Packaging Whore: Fool-Proof Pasta (Thx, JPN!)

by Kayoko Akabori

Packaging Whore: JPN Pasta

Dear De Cecco, Barilla, and all other major pasta producers of the world: you should be ashamed of yourself, letting Japan come up with the smartest packaging for pasta EVER.

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December 9, 2009

Packaging Whore: Roman Honey

by Kayoko Akabori

Packaging Whore: Roman Honey

Look what Alice brought back for me all the way from glorious Roma– a huge glass jar of organic, orange-flavored honey!!!

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