Hi There. It’s been a while since I posted. Sorry. But frankly not too much caught my attention this summer…until this.
A bottled water named Fred.
Cool packaging, clean, minimalist…and of course the name.
The bottle was first brought to my attention by my husband, Fred (no relation to the water).
Maybe that’s what caught my eye at first, but on closer inspection I liked the whole package.
You can find out more about Fred (the water) here.
In response to all the negative press about the immigration reforms in Arizona, Arizona Iced Tea has posted a statement on it’s site assuring its customers that it is not from Arizona. In fact it’s from Brooklyn and is now head quartered in Long Island.
you might call it “biting the hand that feeds you strategy”.
This Flowbee hair cutter example was sent in from a BrandTwist reader in response to yesterday’s post on The Pet Rock and other Great 70’s Brands.
Does anyone remember it? Did anyone try it?
Thanks for all the great responses (and the birthday wishes).
Any other nostalgic faves?
Today is my birthday.
Rather than focus on the fact that I am another year older, and freaking out about the passage of time etc. – I’ve decided to focus on the brands of my youth- some of which I miss.
As a child growing up in the 70’s, I remember a lot of iconic brands- many of which are no longer with us.
Check out Retroland.com and search under the 70’s in case you miss some of them too.
I have distinct images of myself in front of the bathroom mirror singing into my hair brush or accepting my academy award (thanking my mother of course).
I probably also thanked product sponsors and gave them a shout out for for making me look so beautiful and glamorous.
Top on my list were:
“Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific” Shampoo (the best name ever)
Herbal Essences (who could forget that green bottle and distinct smell?)
There are only 5 days left to Valentine’s Day, have you found that special gift to show how much you care?
I’ve got a few ideas, and I’m hoping the BrandTwist readers can help me build on them.
Chocolate is always a good standby. But I say if you are going to give such a classic gift, do it with a twist. That’s why I love Vosges Chocolates. The packaging alone is an aphrodisiac. And the flavor combinations are so inspired. The bacon and chocolate combo sounds bizarre, but trust me it’s fabulous.
A little Google searching under “Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts” came up with this interesting site. It’s called FindGift.com. You input information about who the gift is for and it serves up a list of suggestions.
In my case, I put in information about my husband and it suggested these interesting experiences including a chance to Test Drive his Favorite Race Car, a 007 James Bond Camp, a Harley Davidson Motorcycle Adventure, and Zookeeper For the Day.
For those of you feeling a bit more bah humbug (or bah lovebug) about the holiday, there are actually Anti-Valentine’s Day gifts.