Hey, has anyone seen the new labels for Perrier designed by Paul+Joe's Sophie Albou? I love buying the Perrier in the "classic" glass bottles, and was pleasantly surprised to see something fresh on the labels (a Spring/St. Patrick's Day theme, I guess?) The main Perrier site doesn't have any info, but looking around the blogosphere, I found out that there are also Paul + Joe limited edition Perrier cans which are chic and retro-Francais.)
(Image below from Design Finds)
These commerce-meets-design partnerships always intrigue me (like Target's GO International line, of which Paul+Joe was coincidentally a part). So of course, I totally bought both versions of the new Target reusable shopping bags when I saw them in the local store earlier this month. Minneapolis-based firm Wink did the cute illustration and, let's face it, in both color and design, these bags far exceed the standard of style seen in other supermarkets (which I wrote about a while back here.) After using both bags, I'd recommend splurging for the $1.49 version, which has a box shaped bottom (better for carrying purchases) and a handy hanging loop once the bag is rolled and snapped.
(Images below from Wink)
The Dairy Queen sent me the perfect example of well-designed functionality in a product this morning: Dots Gloves. The simple, black gloves have smooth (and non-scratching) curved metal dots on the fingertips to offer iPhone and iPod users out there the ability to interface without suffering cold fingers. Genius.