My love affair with packaging has resulted in me buying an assortment of crazy things that I will probably never open or use. I own a beautifully illustrated box of Swedish tobacco chew that I will never consume, a small container of bobby pins from the ’20s with pink flamingo branding and Japanese rice paper envelope packaging that is too gorgeous (and fragile) to peel open. As open as I am to such non-functional purchases (they’ve inspired many projects and decorations), I relish the chance to buy beautiful packaging that I would actually consider opening, using and enjoying.
A great example is this incredibly elaborate chocolate packaging by Ultra Creative in Minneapolis. Inspired by fairy tales, The Fox with the Golden Fur is an amazing storybook, a paper-cut shadowbox and a set of illustrated chocolate wrappers. While these chocolates are part of a creative project and (sadly) aren’t for sale, I would happily tote these home with me to eat (it holds a pound of chocolate — that’s about one weekend’s worth, right?) and then keep for inspiration. Until that’s possible, you can read more about the project and check out details here. Thanks to Kristina for sending this over. xo, grace
More images after the jump . . .