I just stumbled on the Savannah College of Art & Design online gift shop and I just love it! They feature products made by students, teachers and alumni. Based on the incredible range they offer, it must be a school inhabited by extremely talented folks.
The card to the right is from the ‘Frames’ collection in the stationery section. It is a particularly good example of the nice color choices and interesting juxtaposition of shapes and items.
The packaging of the candles and soaps in the beauty section is very inspiring! As usual, packaging really does make a difference in elevating the usual to the un-usual and sublime. And remember, unusual and sublime means that you can charge a premium. For small businesses, charging a premium is often the difference between being one of the 3% of small businessesthat are still open 10 years after founding versus the 97% that fade away.