Archive for January, 2012

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Owl

January 24, 2012

An owl shows itself. With one of those flaming S Cal sunsets that I forgot about, I’m already in awe; then this quite large bird, powerful, full-feathered wings not a seagull, but whitish, comes swooping down and lands in a tree long enough for us (that is Nikki & me) to see the large dark eyes in the moon face. No mistaking it, an owl, not even a small one, either!

It very much resembled this owl, apparently in decline. Well, thanks for showing yourself, lovely owlie!

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Chinese Takeout Container is True Americana

January 15, 2012

The classic Chinese takeout container doesn’t exist in China. They’re made by Fold-Pak, according to an article in today’s New York Times magazine.

Apparently the graphic designer who added the red pagoda and thank you message is unknown. It was fun to read all about that box; I love folding, packaging and origami.

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Patagonia’s reversible shoebox

January 8, 2012

My husband purchased a pair of Patagonia shoes at REI, and we discovered a pleasant surprise in their packaging: the box is printed on the inside and is reversible. Either way, the box is very attractive, brown card printed in blue ink:

http://www.slideshare.net/evanpebo/patagonia-recyclable-shoe-box

The above posted photos showing various views.

After googling around a little, here’s another post:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgoralnick/3187204355/

Surprisingly I didn’t find a direct link to Patagonia’s site. No PR, marketing? Or has this product been around so long that it’s no longer news? Patagonia is heavily invested in environmentalism:
http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=2329

Well, thanks, Patagonia. More companies need to be this forward-thinking.