Rachael Steven

Rachael is Senior Writer at Creative Review

Black and Gold: Kontrapunkt’s minimal packaging for Carlsberg

Danish design agency Kontrapunkt’s minimal cans for Carlsberg Black Gold Pilsner are designed to look as if they have been “dipped in black”. Cans feature a two-colour design and a matt black top and ring pull. Black Gold has a slightly higher alcohol percentage and a more “intense” flavour than regular Carlsberg. Kontrapunkt says the design […]

Micro Machines: new website catalogues Galoob’s tiny toy cars

Designer Tim Smith began collecting Micro Machines as a small boy in the 1980s. The miniature toys – made by Galoob and based on real-life vehicles – were famously used by Macauley Culkin to deter burglars in Home Alone. They were once the biggest selling toy cars in the US – more popular than both […]

Kano’s new Pixel Kit lets users paint with light

London startup Kano is helping to demystify computing with its DIY computer, camera and speaker kits. We talk to co-founder Alex Klein about the company’s latest product – a codeable computer made out of lights, circuits and sensors – and how Kano creates engaging products for people of all ages