Ballistic over Wine Bottles

Wowza. Student work.
Student work? Really?

Yep - as found via The Dieline, these wine bottles were designed by design student Meeta Panesar. It's well worth taking a look through her site to see the other work she has done. Impressive. She's not afraid of colour, or lack-thereof, she's bold and unique - terrific work!

Oh, student days. There was something amazing about doing work as a student, that I didn't realize at the time. I always thought the glory would be in working on actual product packaging or business cards, for real, legitimate companies. This was so far from the truth! Inventing your own companies, experimenting without client regulations (although my teachers acted as our clients), the "I like blue because it's the colour of my grandson's eye" factor was non-existent.. I wish I'd embraced it more!

Has anyone noticed that summer's kinda, not really here yet? Hello mother nature - it's June now. Bring on the nice weather! Please? I'm recalling the RAIN of last year and hoping for something a little dinner. SUMMER - PLEASE BE GOOD TO US!

Okay, that's all. rant rant rant.


Always Coca-Cola

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I have a but of a crush on Coca-Cola. Well, a bit of a crush AND an addiction. Now, I know Coca-Cola isn't always the most moral of all companies, but I prefer to ignore that information and take the ignorance is bliss approach to the world's favourite soft drink!

I have a slight handle on my Coca-Cola addiction now to the point of the willpower to have only one a day. ONLY one a day, you may ask? Some people don't even DRINK soft drinks EVER?! If you knew how much strength it takes me EVERY day to not go back for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or even 7 cans of that sweet, sweet nectar - you would understand that it's a feat of huge proportions! I'm a coke junkie, and like a coke junkie, I'm fully hooked and need my fix!

So, why do I love it? Besides my insane addiction to the product itself? Coca-Cola is one of the most successful examples of branding of ALL time! They manage to maintain their logo, while keeping fresh and current - and always the "Real Thing". They've experimented, made mistakes, and have managed to do all of this without diluting the brand. Success. And they make it fun for collectors, and consumers, by coming out with fancy cans and bottles. The ones above are their latest!