WHY DO MOST CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS HAVE UGLY PACKAGE DESIGN?
WHO DICTATES GOOD TASTE?
I’ve been obsessed about products since a very young age. I decided this would be my career when I was about 10 years old. I was in the back seat of the car and thought to myself – why do the ads and products look so ugly? “I know what I’m going to do, I’m going to make everything beautiful.”
I have a particular thing about bottles. I can’t stand ugly bottles in my bathtub, sink, kitchen, you name it. So I repurpose old bottles that have good design (the alcohol industry does a particularly great job at this) – I’ll reuse glass bottles to chill water in the fridge, plastic bottles for my shampoo/conditioner, jars for my moisturizers, etc.
ATT: GOOD TASTE MAKERS!
WE SPEND A LOT OF MONEY BUYING NICE FURNITURE, ETC. WHAT ABOUT NICE BOTTLES?
It’s been easier to find prettier replacement bottles for the kitchen than for the bathroom. For the bathroom, I’ve preferred to repurpose Mrs. Meyers plastic bottles in the mean time while I find something better. I rather see these than branded bottles (with most often bad taste in design). I’m considering getting Muji PET refillable bottles for my bathroom, but I think $5-10 for an ordinary design and empty PET bottle is overpriced.
It’s also a protest in that I don’t want to see someone else’s Company brand in my daily life. I don’t, its annoying and most of the times ruins my decor. I refuse to make my house look like Times Square (full of brands).
Photo Credits: The Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson, The Noun Project