Tote Bags

An organic cotton tote needs to be used 20,000 times to offset its overall impact of production, according to a 2018 study by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark. That equates to daily use for 54 years — for just one bag. According to that metric, if all 25 of her totes were organic, Ms. Berry would have to live for more than a thousand years to offset her current arsenal. (The study has not been peer-reviewed.)

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Some packaging challenges during the pandemic

supply chain challenges mean that ice cream pints look more like soup pints.

Gracies Ice Cream:

You may have heard me or other restaurants talking about how hard it is to get various supplies and ingredients these days, for example I’m waiting on a freezer I ordered end of April and there are no more clear compostable cups in America because there are no more clear plastic cups in America. In other news, for the next few weeks our pints are going to be in containers that say Hot and Fresh.

[source: Instagram]

When the design review goes well…

GIF by squirrelstothenuts

I was so nervous that none of my design concepts would hit, but they all did so now it’s just a matter of choosing. I feel extra accomplished because I was going through some major creative blocks. But, I kept pulling ideas out and I kept scouring everywhere around me for inspiration.

That’s what I love about design. I get to exercise my brain and that only happens because I’m super curious about all the things around me.

Packing Up

Drove to the office this morning to pick up my desk belongings. It’s been so long that I had to GPS it. The engineering team helped me pack everything – even placed my Funkos back into their packaging ???? I’d like to state how amazing they are!

I opted to get help vs going in and doing it myself because I didn’t want to go through the hassle of getting tested 24 hours beforehand and then having to return.

Anyway, this whole new pandemic world continues and becomes even more real now that my desk at the office is no longer my desk.

Now the work of unpacking this stuff and finding a new home for it begins.