Monday, 31 October 2016

Exotic Packaging: National Trust Evening Primrose

Another evening primrose product; this time a soap. I don't have a date for this soap but perhaps it was produced around the same time as the Boots Original Formula creams.

Not sure why the design includes a moth but it's pretty don't you think?

Saturday, 29 October 2016

A Little Autumn Colour 2016

I wasn't at all sure we would get much autumn colour in London this year. One or two trees that changed colour dropped their leaves the very next day so this week I took pictures wherever I went. These photographs were all taken this last week of October. And as I write I see that the Japanese Maple across the road is just turning red. It was green yesterday. So there may be more interesting colour to come. Maybe some more red and orange. There seems to be a lot of yellow around this year so far.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Exotic Packaging: Boots Original Formula Oil of Evening Primrose

Back in the 1980s when Boots the Chemist had a brand called Original Formula. And here we have the packaging from the rich moisture balm and the skin balm carefully preserved by my mother. She thought it was a pretty design and so do I.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Exotic Packaging: Australian Golden Wattle Soap

I can only suppose I bought this soap when I was in Sydney in 1993/4. But I don't remember that at all. I don't recall the soap itself either Never mind; it's a very Australian design.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Exotic Packaging: Disney Store

I am not a mad keen Disney fan. I've never liked Micky Mouse (too squeaky) or Donald Duck (too bad tempered), and I have an absolute horror of people dressed up as creatures so you'll never catch me at a Disney theme park for fear that Micky will leap out at me and expect a selfie.

However, I did have cause to buy a Disney product recently and I have to admit their packaging design is great. What more could you want? This is only the cardboard box that arrives in the post! Brilliant.

I really really like that the images are simple black and white and immediately recognisable. Subtle, simple and brilliant.

Plus my order arrived very quickly. Well done all round Disney.