The theme for this week's Concepts We Wish Were Real is illustration. It has become increasingly popular amongst indie brands, who embrace its hand-crafted elements, often using it in bold and artistic ways. The following projects have embraced illustration and coupled it with humor and narrative, creating concepts that are memorable as much for their story-telling as they are for their design.Click to read more
As a kid I was obsessed - OBSESSED - with skylines. In the pre internet days, I would research city skylines in encyclopedias and atlases, pouring over the buildings and studying how the collective whole made or broke cities. My favorite was San Francisco for its Transamerica building and it's pyramid shape with jetting facades flanking each side. My least favorite was Detroit.
I can now relive my fascination with Skyline Gift Wrap from Suck UK, which creates unique gifts and accessories for the home.Click to read more
Integrated branding agency Ragged Edge has created the The World’s Most Intimate Martini Bar, hidden inside a beautifully restored Citroen van.
As part of an integrated campaign for Grey Goose vodka, the agency will launch the ‘Boulangerie François camionnette’ across a number of cities throughout the UK this year. Housing just two guests and a mixologist, the luxuriously appointed bar is designed to bring the brand’s intrinsic story to life though a private cocktail consultation where guests receive a bespoke Grey Goose Martini tailored to their taste.Click to read more
Norwegian creative agency Neolab by Knowit implemented a fresh, Scandinavian re-design for Norwegian coffee retailer Friele.
In response to changing consumer habits, Friele wanted to re-design its Barista coffee line to target new groups of coffee drinkers with an increased interest in coffee knowledge and brewing know-how for its retail and large scale production outlets.Click to read more
Jour de Nuit is a French chardonnay designed by Stranger & Stranger. The label references France's Belle Époque, or "Beautiful Era, " which was a time of new technology, ideas, scientific discoveries, and flourishing of the arts in France. Another precedent of the Belle Époque was the recognition of the visual arts, which captured the optimism and peace in Europe taking place at the time.Click to read more
Uneka Concepts is a design firm that understands the demands and drivers of manufacturing. A manufacturing company that values and supports the aesthetics of great design. Finding fresh approaches is our specialty. Inspiration for design can come from anywhere – architecture, automotive, nature, engineering principles, other products. Our goal is to find the new technologies or proven methods that best fit what the client needs. We ask ourselves “why” at every design review, especially, and most importantly if we have a client who doesn’t.Click to read more