Designed with young urbanites in mind, the eyewear and sunglasses of Amaury fit perfectly in the Parisian scene: stylish specs that don't scream for attention, but get noticed anyway. This was, after all, Amaury Cagniard's aim when he launched his collection in July 2011: to design streamlined, contemporary frames using tried and tested old-school craftsmanship. Prototypes are created in the store's atelier by Cagniard, and each frame, coming in faux pastel, tortoise shell or vintage, is manufactured 100% in France. Cagniard's background as an optician makes each fitting a reassuring experience. But aside from glasses, Amaury takes us further into its universe with a beautiful collection of lifestyle products that can complement your new look. Pens, leather cases, belts, soap and planners are on display in the boutique, all carrying the Amaury signature. The shop also stocks up on brands they believe in, like design objects by Arne Jacobsen and Stelton, Panama hats, bottles of olive…
There’s a lot of thought put into food packaging in the world as we know it, but how does it translate when it comes to military field ration kits?
Industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti delves into the world of purpose, function and anonymous design in a curated exhibition titled K-Ration: Meals for Soldiers in Action. The project debuts in the 2015 Milan Triennale this month, whose theme is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Below are just a few examples of the meals on display during the exhibit.
Iacchetti collected field ration packets supplied to armies in twenty different countries around the world, from Estonia to the UK to Thailand. Each food kit offers a glimpse into a nation's take on dietary customs and menu options, and provide and interesting look at how packaging design adapts to a frugal, uniform and no-nonsense…