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Smart Blur Storage Box

These steel storage boxes with matte glass lids are just the thing for those odds and ends without a home. The blurry glass tops disguise the contents just enough to hide any chaos, while the subtle hues on the inside padded surface show through and provide a soft landing pad for hard things.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $59.95
Available from: Horne

Flange Vessels

Ooo, these vessels are want-worthy. Maybe plant a few cacti for an impressive grouping, or use the bowls as a gathering spot for keys and mail. In any case, you’d do well to get a few, say, three or all five, so you can make a modern terra-cotta statement somewhere within your home. Or perhaps even on your patio?
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Price: $79.00 - 99.00
Available from: Blu Dot

La Savoie Book Box

Don’t have a safe? You could hide your valuables safely away from prying eyes and sticky fingers in a “mysterious” hollow book. I’ve tried making one of these before; it took a long time to cut out the inner area of pages and it took a lot of glue to make the pages stick together properly. Save yourself the trouble and get one of these for $10.
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Price: $10.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Portable Toolbox Walnut

Architects and designers, this isn’t for all your tools, just the ones you use the most, preferably at your desktop. Designed by Hallgeir Homstvedt for Mjolk, this walnut toolbox’s handle was inspired by oversized knobs on Shaker furniture. Easily move the box from desk to drawing board or meeting room with all your essentials on hand, ready to dazzle others with your skills.
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Price: CAD285.00
Available from: Mjölk

Slide Storage Box

This storage box is pretty neat. Its three drawers can be stacked or separated, or, to see everything, just slide them all out in a stepped arrangement. With different partitions inside each drawer, you’re sure to utilize all the storage space for your desktop supplies, jewelry, craft tools, or bathroom accessories.
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Price: $65.00
Available from: Luminaire

Helsinki Paper Bag Holder

If you have a bunch of paper bags that aren’t being utilized, you may want to add this item by Helena Mattila to your cart*. The Helsinki Paper Bag Holder is simply a black metal frame that’s designed to hold paper bags, thus making it exceptionally appropriate for sorting your recycling or stacking magazines and newspapers. Find a suitable cloth bag that fits on the frame, and you’ve got a laundry or toy storage option. So, plonk down your $26 (sale today only, $35 usually) and know that you’ll be reusing all those extra bags very soon. Note: set two of these frames with bags next to each other and add a third bag in between for more storage.
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Price: $25.90
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Halflight Leather Valet Tray

If a certain someone you know doesn’t have a tray or container to catch all the paraphernalia in their pockets, then you know exactly what to get them as a present this year: a valet tray. This leather one is available in natural or black, and is sized appropriately to fit anywhere- on a desk, dresser, console, or nightstand.
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Price: $85.00
Available from: TRNK

Hoop Umbrella Stand

When it’s raining out, you’ll need a spot to rest your wet umbrella. Sure, you could lean it up against a wall to let it drip down on the floor, possibly creating a safety hazard where someone could slip and fall, hurting their pride and also possibly breaking a few bones, or you could do the sensible thing and get an umbrella stand. The Hoop has a heavy and compact cast-iron base with a slender oval wire rim suspended above; it’s both minimal and functional. The pink color is my favorite, but if you want to stick to the tried and true black option no one will fault you.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: DWR

Multi Basket

Is it time for a picnic? I think so, especially if you had this basket from Danish brand Menu. It’s a sort of hybrid between a basket and tray, with two air-tight containers with bamboo lids, two cooling pads, and a felt liner. Stick the cooling pads in the freezer before you head out to keep your food cool. It’s like a bento-box-basket, isn’t it? You could, of course, also use it off-duty around the house (as shown in last image) to corral all manner of odds and ends; there’s no need to keep it just for outdoor activities.
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Price: $149.00
Available from: Gessato

45 Record Case

What to do with your 45s? Well, if you possess plenty of money, might I suggest storing them in this particular record case? It’s intended for carrying or storing seven inch records, and has three custom solid wood 45 adaptors in a drop-down compartment along with a hidden storage compartment. It’s a beautiful box*, to be sure, and is very appropriate for your favorite 45s.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $850.00
Available from: WorkOf

Mail Slot Bowl by Dan Sjogren

No matter how neat and clutter free we attempt to be, there’s still a fair amount of mail, keys, and miscellany that follow us through our front doors. To conquer this choas, consider the Mail Slot Bowl by Dan Sjogren. It will keep your most recent paper correspondence lined up neatly in a row. Will it force you to take stock of which documents go to the recycle bin and which go to the filing drawer? Eh, maybe. It also has a reasonably sized bowl to park your keys, which might mean you’ll never lose them again. We can hope.
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Price: $65.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Felt Bedside Caddy

In theory, it’s probably best to reduce the amount of bedside clutter or get a bigger nightstand than add in an extra little pocket caddy. However, if you absolutely have to have all your stuff (and you can’t find the right nightstand) then maybe it’s okay to get this little guy. Temporarily. Technically, it fits sofas as well, but, please, please, please try to avoid that usage by any means necessary- unless you can hide it behind a cushion or next to a wall. Why? Because this. Avoid that association, or else you’ll cause significant aesthetic discomfort*.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Shades Double Glass Container

It’s not often that a storage container gets ooo’s and ahh’s, but this one deserves at least one of the former for its smart two-tier system. Hand blown glass containers nest together to create separate storage zones with a cork lid to keep contents safe. Store a few visually engaging objects in the top container for a floating effect, or go full-on functional and fill both with necessary home accessories. The gold and black or grey and orange color options certainly make a statement, or, of course, choose the clear glass for a quieter look.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $675.00
Available from: Luminaire

Fort Standard Copper Containers

Art object or useful hiding spot? Let’s say both. Not only will these highly polished spheres reflect their surroundings with 360 degree fish eye views, lending a coppery bright spot to any room, they’ll also keep a few precious bits and bobs safe and sound. Keep the finish polished and pristine or let it patina over time.
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Price: $110.00 - 150.00
Available from: Fort Standard

Nepal Projects: Modern/Traditional Houses

Boxes! Boxes shaped like houses, to be more precise, which will encourage you to group them together like a small neighborhood. Put your cherished items inside, or splurge to make one or two of them gift boxes- a gift inside a gift, if you will. Each box is covered in pure cotton and lined with recycled paper in a complementary shade. Sold as a set of 4, in either Traditional or Modern roof lines.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00 s/4
Available from: A+R Store