Homer Simpson Wine

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Although, wine might be a little too high-brow for Homer Simpson, designers Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich brings us a Simpsons-inspired wine.

Claiming to have been created 25 years ago “as an experiment to make people speculate as to what’s actually in the wine bottle,” the design is inspired by the minimalist style of Mondrian.

Whether there’s an actual wine in the bottle is up for debate… although we think the bottle copy is a cryptic message that simply refers to the television series itself. All design and no wine makes Homer something, something.

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[link, via Gizmodo]

Beck’s Beer Boom Box Packaging

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When New Zealand-based Think Packaging was asked to create a music-inspired box to hold a series of Beck’s Beer bottles, the result was a vintage boom box.

Housed in the retro music player are six bottles of beer – each label inspired by a particular music genre. So, grab a box, throw it over your shoulder, and head to your next 80s party. Your neon-clad friends will thank you.

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[via The Dieline]

Coffee Cups of The World, A Photo Series of Beautiful Takeaway Cups

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As most of you may not realize – because there’s always that same green mermaid on your coffee — is that takeaway coffee cups are often an exercise in minimalist beauty and sharp graphic design.

Artist Henry Hargreaves sees the aesthetic appeal in these disposable items, and has documented drinking vessels from around the globe, with Coffee Cups of The World.

The series takes us through this often overlooked art form — from the minimalist approach, to the hard sell of garish colors or a humorous cartoon.

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Vida, Cape Town

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Intelligentsia, Los Angeles

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Shaky Isles, Auckland

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Wye General, Melbourne

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Brain Wash Cafe, San Francisco

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Blue Bottle, Oakland

[link, via designtaxi]

Bottled Food Sculptures Are Intriguing, Disgusting

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There’s a reason why some foods are packaged in opaque cans and boxes. Artist Tom Davie was out to prove this with Bottled Food — a project that rethinks food packaging by placing the product in transparent bottles.

The result is what some might refer to as “too much information,” causing us to actually think about what really lurks behind that aluminum can or cardboard box, before we pluck it from the supermarket shelf.

At least there’s a straw included, just in case we’d like our SpaghettiOs right from the bottle.

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These Foods Are Actually Made From Stone

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Created by artist Robin Antar, these food sculptures start out as a large stone made from a color similar to the subject. Antar then chisels and carves away, using a technique she created 20 years ago.

Labels and an occasional cap is painted on to help make the sculptures even more mind-bending. Check out more below and at Antar’s site here.

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[link, via designtaxi]