Daily nuggets of inspiration from the good folk
On 17th July 2014, Eric Garner was killed in a clash with police near Staten Island ferry terminal. News of his death would quickly go viral, highlighting ongoing issues surrounding police brutality and racial profiling.
A year on, and public radio station WYNC have teamed up with SHoP Architects to ask the question: what do you think when you hear the name Eric Garner?
Using a portable payphone called The TalkBox, people are invited to share their thoughts, which will then feature on air and on their twitter feed.
An incredibly bittersweet idea, both giving a voice to dangerously underrepresented communities, and proving that not only is it good to talk, it’s vital.
Via. Fast Co. http://bit.ly/1Ktmx1u
Let’s face it, Mother Nature did a pretty good job when it came to packaging the banana. So when Tokyo-based designers Nendo were invited by Unifrutti to design packaging for a range of organic bananas, they stuck close to the original. Literally.
The shiawase bananas are graced with a double-layered sticker running the length of the fruit. It has all the appearance and texture of banana skin and peels back to reveal a tale about the bananas’ origins beneath.
To complete the package, the bananas come in a paper carrier that has all the appearance of a folded banana leaf. Altogether it’s a neat packaging solution that places these high quality ‘nanas slightly ahead of the curve.
Via. Design Taxi http://bit.ly/1GTvgSV
Keflavík International Airport is becoming a destination in its own right with the opening of Loksins – a new airport bar.
This stylish refuge for travellers coming and going was created in partnership with New York designers Karlssonwilker and Icelandic HAF Studios.
Oozing Scandi style in every corner, and serving local spirits and craft beer, the name translates as ‘finally’ in English. Apt. Finally, a reason to smile should your flight be delayed.
Via. LSN Global http://bit.ly/1ImR36K
Provenance is increasingly more important than price for food and drink brands. We know consumers pay a premium for authenticity and transparency, with phrases such as ‘made in’, ‘made by’ and ‘made since’ becoming shorthand for quality, heritage, and a sustainable ethos.
And French supermarket chain Systeme U recently lifted the lid on the origins on where their pork, chicken, apples, and even yoghurts come from.
Using ‘dynamic augmented reality’ and a few LED screens in store, shoppers were surprised with animations and information based on the products in their trolley. And although a stunt by any means, the insight of what customers value has a much longer shelf life.
Via. PSFK http://bit.ly/1LMpSsX
As kids we’re told it’ll help our bones grow strong. While as adults a splash in your cuppa or a few glugs over your cornflakes is probably as far as your relationship with the white stuff goes.
It’s probably time milk had a makeover. And over in Amsterdam, the MelkSalon pop-up is trying to shift our preconceptions with new brand Fairlife.
Bring real dairy farmers into the city centre, call it a pop-up, and the aim is to elevate milk above its humble, childlike origins, into a cool health and wellness space to be enjoyed any time of day, by any age. We’ll drink to that.
Via. LSN Global http://bit.ly/1Jp5wUE