The best things in life may not always be free, but they are often delightful to look at! Rather than be taken for granted, these feel-good goods deserve their time in the spotlight not only for the roles that they play, but also for the visual and aesthetic richness they add to our day-to-day just by sitting on our shelves. Packaged for Life is a simple ode to the products that punctuate our daily existence with joy and equip us with the calm to carry on, as they continue to shape our communities and cultures as indulgences, necessities, or vices.
Packaged for Life: Coffee & Tea highlights some of the most clever and delightful packaging design work for what the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation deems as ‘the most consumed beverage in the world’. It serves as a vessel of inspiration through which we can recognise, appreciate, and celebrate the unnoticed or overlooked tactile beauty in everyday product packaging.
The book comes with a booklet of fun facts about the beverages featured, including the unique ways they are enjoyed around the world, and the steps involved in a Japanese tea ceremony!