Saturday, October 25, 2008

Design: Appreciating the Organic Shape

Ever since I read Daniel Pink's A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future and his chapter on design, I have been having the joy of appreciating the world in a new fun way. While grocery shopping this last week I had the task of buying myself a new shampoo and conditioner. The duo I bought was Dove's Intense Damage Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner, part of this buying process came from my respect of Dove over the last few years deciding to go with an advertising campaign that celebrated the diversity of beauty in women (young, old, freckles, light, dark, thin, shapely) and also that they totally have won in the design catagory. I was immidiately drawn to the beautiful dark blue bottles with their organic shape. They won out even further with the fact the conditioner's opening was designed to rest at the bottom of the bottle (because who hasn't found themselves trying to get the last bit of conditioner in the most ridiculous ways), adding to the design is that on both bottles under the Dove heading is an extra subtle indentation to help squeeze out the shampoo and conditioner. Looking at the bottles I was reminded of another organically shaped product:

Donna Karan's Black Cashmere

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The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi Jena- I love bottles that open at the bottom for that very reason... how is the conditioner on your hair? If you like it I would be interested in trying it... I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to my all time favorite Terax Original Crema...

ps- I've put up my "tag" posting- thanks again for the mention!

Rose said...

that is so true about the shampoo and shower gels with the cap at the bottom. It can't cost the maker anymoe but makes a real difference to my happiness in the shower!

The DK bottle is gorgeous, such a great shape and the material looks really pleasing to touch.

I actually really like the sJP Lovely bottle in terms of shape. It's so nice to hold which is what she wanted and I think she achieved it.

Jenavira13 said...

Hi Daily, So far I am really impressed with this product it really is making my hair feel gorgeous and for such intense conditioning it leaves wonderful bounciness in the hair.

I will go check out the tag :-)

Jenavira13 said...

Rose, you are so right about about SJP's Lovely bottle, it felt wonderful in the hand and such a gorgous palate of dove gray and subtle earthy pink.

Rose said...

Hi Jena
I have filled in my tag questionnaire- hope it's interesting!