Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Bright Green Brand of the Month: Unpackaged

I'm not sure whether I should describe Unpackaged as a 'brand' as such, if anything it's an anti-brand, as almost everything that is sold in this quirky little shop comes in no packaging at all, and therefore 'Unbranded'.

What Unpackaged definitely IS though is a fantastic idea and hopefully a movement way ahead of its time - the shape of things to come. And maybe surprisingly, as someone who earns a living from designing brand packaging, I welcome this vision of a life less plastic.

The shop is a little off the beaten track - vaguely between Farringdon, Kings Cross and Angel at 42 Amwell St, but this only adds to its charm - more like a local shop, which I guess may well be overlooked on a busy high street with all the big bold brands shouting for attention.

Visit the site, but more importantly visit the shop - it's like travelling way back in time, while also being way in the future.



Thursday, 5 August 2010

Beautiful Beach Plastic!...

Steve McPherson is a UK artist who, for over 15 years, has been picking up bits of plastic washed up on beaches in north Kent, then turning them into artworks...

It does seem slightly wrong that I should love this so much, but I guess that's the point - to draw attention to this endless plastic trash washing up on beaches all over the world, when otherwise most people wouldn't think twice when they see it on the sand.

Artworks are all for sale too!

(click images to enlarge)

see more here:

...and if you find any of your own plastic treasure you can register it here: