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Behind the Scenes: Our Ocean Inspiration

For and By the Ocean

Our Blue Water Bento lunch containers are designed FOR the ocean and  BY the ocean. It's the beauty of our oceans that has inspired all our designs.

For our design, we took forms found in nature and distilled them down to minimalist shapes that still captured the basic structure of kelp, urchins, sand ripples, shells and more. What else can you see in our pencil sketches above? Starfish? Sand dollars?

We brainstormed lots of lid designs - but not all made the cut. Vote for your favorite on Facebook.

 

Seeing in Color

We wanted our new products line's color palette to be a  celebration of our love of the oceans. We sought to channel how the ocean makes us feel: joy, playfulness and harmony. In selecting our colors we started by reviewing of favorite swatches (as seen below) then narrowing down to the deep cobalt, urchin orange, teal and sky blue.

The Final Four

The elegant forms of seaweed swaying underwater inspires our design of the Splash Pod lid.

Spiny urchins are featured in a splash of orange on the lid of the Seal Cup Trio's largest cup.

Sand ripples marked by the ocean waves are reflected in the embossed design of the sky blue lid of the medium container of the Seal Cup Trio.

The nubby ridges of delicate seashells make a great texture for the embossed Seal Cup Solo's teal lid. This container is also featured in the Seal Cup Trio.

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