Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Cans and Holes

The can design of the brand “Bärenmarke” condensed milk didn’t change as long as I can think. For me it plays in the same league as the Campell soup cans of Andy Warhol. Minimalistic with clear colors - I really like it. I even like the bears on it.
I can remember when I was a kid and my older cousin explained to me that one has to make two holes in the can and not just one to make the milk flow. Believe it or not but it took me 20 more years to realize that this works with tetrapacks with orange juice, too.

1 comment:

  1. My experience with floating liquids in connection with holes dates back already long. When I was a child, my grandpa had a bunny breeding. He bred the greatest rabbit kind at all - "Deutsche Riesen" (German Giants). Their ears are very long. They suffice for them up to the bottom.
    My grandpa made the water bottles for his rabbits themselves. For that a rubber stopper which was put over the bottle-neck came onto a must bottle. It was filled with water and put up upside down at a wire. Into the lid only one hole is allowed to be pricked, then nothing ran out from the upside down bottle. Only when the bunny at that nudged, drop for drops came the water.
    Sometimes the rubber stopper with the time became brittle and a further hole formed itself. If that happened, the rabbit hutch was flooded.