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Dieline’s Friday Wrap-Up: Plastic Diamonds, Coffee Balls, and Cookies With ‘52 Teeth’


Funny how some old school backstage celebrity drama at a film premiere can moist our collective whistles. 

Of course, it’s foolish and a whole waste of our time, however the Don’t Worry Darling brouhaha can also be the form of innocent tabloid story I miss post-2016. The web is having enjoyable meme-ing your complete affair to dying, and, frankly, the entire Chris Pine zoning out content material is immaculate and relatable for, oh, I dunno, just about everybody. He’s completely the hero we want proper now.

Anywho, on to the hyperlinks. 

Tell Us About Your Balls, CoffeeB

The Keurig is an abomination and an insult to coffee lovers, and don’t even get me began on biofilm. While my monkey mind understands the necessity for a fast dose of bean juice when I’m on the go, there’s additionally the matter of single-use plastic and the copious quantities of it {that a} Keurig generates.

Now, your coffee pods generally is a smidge extra sustainable with Swiss model CoffeeB’s single-serve coffee balls. Made from compressed floor coffee, the ball comes wrapped in a clear flavorless seaweed casing. 

Of course, you’ll should buy their Globe Machine to make use of their seaweed coffee balls, however what’s one other coffeepot, actually?

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Plastic Diamonds are Forever

Plastics like PET are an effective way to bottle all types of drinks—after all, that is if you happen to like issues that don’t decompose for tons of of years, clogging up landfills and oceans or having to incinerate the stuff.

However, scientists may need landed on a brand new strategy to recycle the stuff—by turning it into diamonds. Recreating the environmental circumstances on icy planets like Neptune and Uranus, researchers concocted nanodiamonds utilizing PET plastics. Maybe brands will try a bit harder when it comes to collecting the stuff to allow them to have a bit of facet hustle.

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Swag = Drag

Having attended my fair proportion of conferences, I can safely say I don’t want one other branded water bottle. So good on Fast Company for this piece bemoaning low cost convention swag like stress balls and tiny, non-functioning Bluetooth audio system.

Just depart my granola bars alone.

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Make the Logo Bigger, But In a Book

Kudos to Creative Boom for hyping me to this new coffee desk anchor from the UK’s Counter-Print that compiles a assassin’s row of food and drink logos. The guide marks the third in a sequence by Counter-Print’s co-founder Jon Dowling following his earlier entries on architectural and maritime emblems.

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Germans Love David Hasselhoff and Cookies With 52 Teeth

Loving this Leibniz-Keks refresh from our Studio of the Year winner Auge Design. Of course, I had by no means heard of the German biscuit model till just a few weeks in the past, and whereas modifying our piece (shout out, Rudy Sanchez) on the model replace, I realized about how the cookie (er, biscuit) is beloved for the 52 enamel that encompass the tasty deal with.

Lauded as a “monument of German design,” listening to a few cookie with 52 enamel is a few high-wattage trash I can think about Wener Herzog rattling off in the identical breath as chicken stupidity, penguin insanity, and the jungle’s “harmony of overwhelming and collective murder.” 

This is all to say that I like the model’s sincerely odd German heritage.

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You Better Put Some Water On That Shit

No milk? No downside.

Kellogg’s has simply launched Instabowls, a line of single-serve on-the-go cereals packaged with” instatized milk,” which I assume interprets to dry milk. You solely want so as to add water, give it a shake, and voila, you’ve acquired an prompt bowl of cereal with milk and water inside.

Now, if they might solely bundle it in a compostable bowl…

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