Holiday Feature! Baxter of California Giveaway- 12.14.09
On Los Angeles field trips, i took a little trip over to the Baxter of California HQ last week and met up with president, Jean-Pierre Mastey, a fellow mini haribo gummi bear and packaging design junkie ~ he’s also passionate about boxing, cars, men’s skincare… and japanese, Head Porter bags! I am so excited to share a peek into their world… so fun to get to see the products waiting to go out, some of the R&D in progress, and even some amazing retro barbershop accoutrements and playful art and design… it was also awesome to get a peek into his packaging design library! Take a look at JP’s desk up there, that juxtaposition of objects sums up his well rounded background quite nicely!
Beyond the peek into the world of Baxter of California on the next page ~ JP has also been generous enough to give one of you lucky readers the new Porter collaboration Baxter Dopp Bag filled with Baxter travel sized goods - Face Wash, Oil Free Moisturizer, Super Close Shave Formula, After Shave Balm, Daily Protein Shampoo, and a special edition Baxter anodized aluminum travel shave brush produced just for this kit in Black. I was jealous enough of this being a men’s product, i bought one for myself… it’s a fabulous dopp kit! With three removable velcro’d sections! With stunning details you’d expect from Porter, it is the ultimate flexible travel kit! See more images and details on the giveaway here!
The soaps all awaiting shipping…
Lovely blue bottles… ascii labels!
The under eye cream all us computer addicts probably need… also with fun ascii label art!
A peek at men’s skincare… old and new!
No real surprise beautifully framed prints adorned the minimalist space…
Just some of the many packaging and design books in the world of Baxter…
How awesome is that rug, giant calendar, clock, flag combo?
BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA COLLABORATES WITH PORTER JAPAN CUSTOM DOPP BAG / KIT: Collaboration Bag to Launch at Select Retailers for Holiday
Los Angeles, CA (December 2009) - Baxter of California, the premium men’s grooming line since 1965, collaborates with the highly regarded Japanese brand; Porter, on a custom “Baxter Dopp Bag”. The Japanese mark (created in association with designer Hiroshi Fujiwara) is well known for engaging in high-profile collaborative projects with other fashion labels and bag designers, in addition to making high quality products manufactured in Japan.
The bag is made of the signature Porter nylon material, zips open to reveal three inner removable compartment bags, elastic nylon bands to hold travel essentials, and an outer zip compartment as well. The bag carries the traditional head porter woven label, here in a Baxter Blue color for the collaboration, with additional Baxter logo marks on the inside and blue nylon contrasts on the bags interior.
Why Baxter and Porter? “Simply put, I am a huge fan of the brand and always wanted to work with them on a Baxter project” notes J.P Mastey, president of Baxter of California. “Once we launched the Baxter brand in Japan earlier this year, the connections were set in place and we were able to finally make this happen.”
The collaboration Bag will be sold along with Baxter travel size (2 oz. tubes) products: Face Wash, Oil Free Moisturizer, Super Close Shave Formula, After Shave Balm, Daily Protein Shampoo, and a special edition Baxter anodized aluminum travel shave brush produced just for this kit in Black.
GIVEAWAY!!! For a chance to win this limited edition Baxter Dopp Bag filled with Baxter goodness, leave a comment with the perfect sleepover you’d imagine needing this bag for! Last chance to leave a comment will be December 21st, 2009!