sleek black

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obsession with packaging -in general- and ribbons brought me to this website which consolidates interesting design concepts in product packaging.

visually appealing and coordinated packaging just make you feel like laying your hands on one of those products! it's interesting to realize how details like colours, typography and functionality of the packaging creates a branding to the product. as quoted from their website, it's brand packaging.

it goes to show how little efforts into packaging produce ripple effects to products, their brand and the company.


inspired by colour themed inspiration boards used in wedding website, i collated images from the packaging or fashion industry to create one board of my own!

meet the colour - sleek black

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with no coincidence, most of the packaging here involves ribbon. (:

the top left corner... a simple white box framed with black grosgrain ribbon. the grosgrain weaving provides texture to the otherwise plain box. the ribbon is embossed with silver prints for brand prominence. to emphasize on the products sheer opulence, the ribbons are sealed onto the product with a wax seal.

the all black packaging for vera wang's jewellery - from its box, to the tissue wrapper and even the ribbon. with reference from the packaging designer's website, the ribbon does not only serve aesthetically but also functionally as a handle to the box!

the bottom right hand corner... the white box and the simple black satin's contrast brings focus to the black print on the box depicting the product within the box. the quirky play in its packaging informs consumers of the box's content simply with the product's silhouette, clean and sleek.

the black prints on white background shown in the pencil dress and paper bags seem to reiterate the fantastic combination of black and white. black on its own is dark and sleek, with white this sleekness is emphasized with a clean-cut practicality. good for the minimalist feel...

black is gaining popularity in asian packaging but still not often use due to cultural taboo with the colour. these days, these taboos are overcome with appreciation of the colour and the delightful palettes it conjures with other colours.

try a little black today.

meet the colours

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colours are what make our world so rich and intensely beautiful. play around with them to customize a colour palette or theme you can truly call your own. through the colours you choose, your personality and feeling can be conveyed.

be daring in using colours and you will be surprise with the results.

below are some superb links (which shows and not just tell) of beautiful coordination and experiment of colours. they are wedding/fashion related (probably cos colours play quite a major part in these two areas). the ideas from these websites though, should be able to apply for all occasions such as the boldness in using certain colours.

one. inspiration board readers submit collage of images which inspire a wedding theme/colour palette. colour questions? there is also a section where readers post questions on colour palettes to use for their wedding. you will be surprised at how images from different sources can converge into a single theme.

two. project wedding image-intensive site with wedding decorations, floral arrangements to help in creating your own inspiration board. will be able to view images via colour.

three. wear palettes fashion related site which picks out colour palette from photos of the fashion conscious.

four. COLOURlovers design site purely focus on colour palettes and patterns derive from them.

box it up!

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mix and matching the perfect packaging can be tiresome for some people. check out these boxes at kinsoon. they are ready-to-use with the ribbons and tags.

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perfect for a quick fix to last-minute gifts and chocolates or candies…

favour me?

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the origins of favours began with gifts from european aristocrats to guests for special occasions. Over time, this becomes a tradition for brides and grooms to show their appreciation by giving wedding favours to guests for sharing the red-letter day with them.

these days favours are not restricted to just weddings, they can be given as dinner gifts or party souvenirs. With the variety of favours or small gifts possible – chocolates, magnets, keychain, candies, potpourri, cookies and tarts, there are also many types of packaging available.

Click on the images to look at the favour boxes available:

the hustle-bustle

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the showcase is ready after three weeks of trial and test, countless changes and edition. (: come down and take a look at our creations.

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a little favour to a friend

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in the midst of hustle-bustling for the showcase, a little favour was done for one of our good friend. :)

the wedding theme was pink and white. the angpow box was a traditional red and there were little baskets for the flower girls.

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pink accents - tinge of pink on white to provide a subtle glow to the arrangement. even though the theme was pink and white, there can be other colours to provide a more cohesive colour palette. these colours are like supporting characters to the main cast, bringing out certain elements within the main colours.

little details such as twining smooth silky satin around the handle and lining the basket with laces provide a softer look to the stiff rattan basket.

pink the warm shade of summer. mix it with different colours and portray different themes.
neutral shades such as the classics white and ivory give you a soft feminine timeless look. aquamarine, brown and olive green refreshes pink with pure sweetness. match pink with grey, silver or black and the combination is striking sophistication.

use the colours to create your desired themes.

finally! it's done

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it's finally done! our humble abode in the digital world. (:

we will be using this platform to interact with all who are interested in ribbons, bows and what we are doing at kinsoon.

please feel free to visit us at 36 arab street singapore 199735. if you need directions, you can click on the link at the side-bar to refer to a map. we are closer to the side at beach road.

ta-ta for now!