Category Archives: Great Packaging

Baxter x retaW Galactic Cedar Car Tag

Those familiar with retaW, the Japanese fragrance and skincare brand, will recognize the latest product launch from Baxter of California: it’s an air freshener for your car. The car tag, done in collaboration with retaW, comes in a scent Baxter … Continue reading

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In Praise of Malamatina, the Greek resinated wine

I’d heard of the Greek style of wine called Retsina before, but I didn’t know there was anything that made it unique. I shared a little bottle of it with some friends at a fantastic Greek restaurant in Astoria, Queens … Continue reading

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Kitaro Sake, a Tribute to a Manga Master

I first spotted sake cups like the one pictured on the right in a 9th Street sake bar a few years ago. They were being used to hold tea light candles at the tables, and I liked the strange eyeball … Continue reading

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Booze Bottle Redesigns

Plymouth Gin is just the most recent of many liquor brands to undergo a facelift. Some of these spirit brands are responding to market trends and evolving brand identities but others seem to change merely because they think they ought … Continue reading

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Great Packaging: The Perfumed Stink Bomb

When I was in high school, some jerk would bust a stink bomb in the hallways about once a week. For hours, the insufferable smell of sulphur would gag everyone within 100 yards while some kid snickered anonymously. The stink … Continue reading

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