well packaged.


fujiyama sekken soap.

i am very often drawn to amazing package design. i think it may happen to the best of us. we go to buy a bottle of wine to bring as a hostess gift, we ask the wine aficionado what they recommend, they show us, and we’re like ‘uh-uh. i like this pretty label instead’. does this happen to you? it could be the very best wine, cheese or in this case japanese product, and i go for the cute, or very well designed package every darn time. i don’t know if this makes me a moron, a sucker, or just someone with really good taste (i’ll opt for the later). taste is so subjective, after all. i’m in love with this japanese packaging — it just looks so cool. one of my favorite things to do is visiting the markets here in san francisco’s japantown and perusing the markets for interesting products. here’s some good ones i found online.


tetusin design.


ISE udon packaging by marco tsai, via emelon shop.


Tokunoshima brand fruit jellies, via design design.


colorful candies; mints via liana matin.


hakkaisan sake; and packaging for infini coffee by Commune.

10 Responses to “well packaged.”
  1. haha, that happens to me all the time! i think it goes along with being internet nerds/bloggers/graphic design enthusiasts. we like pretty things — nothing wrong with that! ;)

    xo, http://www.lilyonfillmore.com

  2. Mary Jo says:

    i just bought a bag of chocolate wafers at ikea for no other reason than the awesome packaging!

  3. Malia says:

    I love Japanese packaging so much! Btw, the items in the picture labelled as “Tokunoshima brand Jam label pickles” are actually fruit jellies. Yum!

  4. nel says:

    This is amazing! Simple yet elegant, very beautiful!



  5. Ylva says:

    Oh I love these packages! Japanse packaging design is my favourite. You should check out my blog, it’s ALL about packaging design! In swedish though… :)
    The blog: http://bloggar.capdesign.idg.se/forpackad/

  6. Leith says:

    Oh my gosh, I love that bedding set up top! Perfect!! – Leith

  7. Kim B. says:

    These are all so gorgeous, and so wonderfully presented!

    Thanks for the eye candy start to this gray day.

  8. Rae says:

    Great post! It is wonderful to find other people who appreciate well-designed packaging as well! I find that japanese products as well as korean products are generally nicely packaged.


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