Category Archives: Packaging

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Retro Snacking

What started out to be an average, lazy-Saturday-night-waiting-for-SNL-to-start munch fest of Puffed (not my normal choice) Cheetos, turned quickly into a big “hmmmm” moment…whatever happened to Flings? I remember my sister Marcia and I fighting over the box, and particularly while we were on family camping trips in the Krown Pop-Up Camper which we spent most of our summer months in (note to self…find those ads next).

These must have been a special treat, because I don’t remember having them in the house. We were quite spoiled on those trips. The normal “1 pop/soda a day” rule flew out the camper screened window, and the 2 liters flowed endlessly. The munching was encouraged. Probably because these were vacations for my parents as well. I’m sure Ken and Gail were looking to break away from their everyday routine as well. Doesn’t vacation bring out that adventurous eater in us all? It’s a perfect time to say f-it…bring on the sweets, grease and starches we feel so guilty about in our everyday life. Elephant ears, fried Snickers bars, cotton candy, Mackinaw fudge, delish! We’ll get back to the guilt in a week or so…bring on the beautiful meat flavored treats with cheese dusting NOW!







The Beauty of Controversy

Benetton is still at it. With the release of their latest ad campaign, Unhate, controversy continues. Queue the famous Prince tune of the same name.

I’ve loved them for a long time. I skipped school the day Benetton [surprisingly] came to mid-Michigan in 1986—-Fashion Square Mall, Saginaw Michigan. And, if I remember correctly, I spent a nice chunk of money I’d been saving for college to get a nice collection of those awesome rugby jerseys, fabulous watches…anything emblazoned with that beautiful logo, those bright colors. The ads were much simpler then, but still quite effective in garnering attention. And though somewhat controversial, I’m still paying attention.






I’m obsessed with Sweden. Ask anyone I know about my obsession and they’ll roll their eyes, and seriously ask you to get me some help about it. Everything about the country and culture is beautiful to me and I’ll spend hours searching for personal new discoveries. Featured here is the grocer Hemköp, and after viewing their private brand offerings, how can I be alone in my obsession?

El Paso Chili Co.


“Beautiful packaging for El Paso Chile Co. created by Charles S. Anderson Design—just add ice, alcohol and you’re ready to spin.


Absolut-ly beautiful…everything they do.


Fleur de Lis


Beautifully designed by StudioIN

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