Mary Ann Attard at Designersblock London 2009

August 24, 2009

The lip-gloss compact
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Mary Ann Attard is a young designer exhibiting as part of ‘Ready to Ship’, a group of graduates from Edinburgh College of Art.


The best way to make yourself happy is to make other people happy! A series of products designed for a hedonist. Gifts to give to your loved ones created around the idea to produce as much as possible smiles during the morning that continue during for the rest of the day affecting everybody. Enhancing the experience of using a product on a daily routine. The range focuses on transforming a mundane routine by introducing unexpected experiences and surprises. working with a cosmetics packaging firm I have produced a range of highly commercial products that blur the boundaries between cosmetics and conceptual consumer product design.

The lip-gloss compact [above]

A true hedonist would not go without giving this lip gloss compact, stepping out of the house with a blooming smile. The metaphor of the caged bird that is freed translates in real life. When the morning regular turns into a blissful routine.

The alarm clock
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Waking up is pretty difficult. The hedonist alarm clock gives you the choice to begin the day before or after you need to. Wake up before to enjoy more time getting dressed, enjoying breakfast or taking your kids to the playground! Or indulge in the sense of relief you have still time lazying in bed for another few more minutes. Choose the hour, choose if you want to wake up before or after then set the range of minutes. Then guess what time it is!

The cup & saucer
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A cup and saucer. A saucer with no space for a biscuit. Hide the biscuit underneath the mug. The cup is designed with a secret compartment. When the mug is lifted up, you find the hidden biscuit. The biscuit itself is a surprise!

24 – 27 Sep 2009

Opening times:
Thursday 24 September 10.00 – 21.00 Friday 25 September 10.00 – 19.00 Saturday 26 September 10.00 – 18.00 Sunday 27 September 11.00 – 17.00

Register on the Designersblock website.