Posts Tagged ‘bubble wrap’


What am I all wrapped up in?

October 24, 2017

“Inspired by watching a single goldfish swimming around in a goldfish bowl, Japanese designer Daisuke Akiyama came up with a rather ingenious product: goldfish bubble wrap. By reinventing the standard packaging material, Akiyama – part of the design studio HAFT DESIGN – created the subtle yet magical illusion of miniature goldfish swimming around in each bubble. “We usually have an inclination to pop bubble wrap,” says Akiyama. “But by printing goldfish I’ve made it psychologically more difficult to pop.”

Unfortunately, it’s only a prototype and isn’t available for purchase. But word has it that Akiyama is working on commercializing his novel idea. It would make the perfect summer present, or at least the perfect wrapping.”

From Spoon & Tamago


What am I celebrating?

January 26, 2016


Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day – celebrated on the last Monday in January.  Bubble wrap was developed by two inventors, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes, in 1958 in an attempt to create a dimensional wall paper.  That idea did not take off, but bubble wrap as packaging material has existed since 1960.


Bubble wrap is also an interesting fabric for high fashion and casual wear.


You can also get a virtual bubble wrap app for your Android or iPhone.