The lively, unstudied fun of Charm-O-Matic makes it one of my favorite recent finds.
I bumbled (my usual method) backwards into this goodness while perusing the August issue of Country Living. Their "fresh picks" (page 38) jumped up and said "Hello, you!" (No really, it did. I swear). Particularly the image of Tokyo Milk's Sparrow Perfume bottle, which stopped me short.
"Irresistible!" I said, to nobody in particular except the cat. "There must be more of this deliciousness."
Goggling led to Googling and an image search (which included a stopover at beautyhabit for a look at the entire range of "parfumarie curiousite") and landed square on the Boardwalk-blue deliciousness of Charm-O-Matic.
In December, the blog featured Tokyo Milk's "Let Them Eat Cake" flavored lip balm.
I hardly care what's in the box, I just want That Box! Is it possible to be a packaging design addict? That's all I want to know. If it is, I am in serious need of help.
Anyhow, the moral of the story is that if you let your curiosity lead you amiably from one good thing to another, you might just end up finding something even better than what you started with. Rather like falling happily down the rabbit hole. Wondering at how curious it all is. Wondering just where that rabbit went.
You know ... the one with the waistcoat.
(I'm feeling very Alice-y today!)