Baskets Containers

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

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

Toto Storage Boxes

Boxes, caddies, compartments, all these things help us organize the accoutrements necessary for our daily lives. The Toto Storage Boxes are pretty simple- they’re composed of birch wood and metal handles/shelves. Choose the right size to fit your needs. Perhaps the larger is fit for the office or studio? Maybe the smaller sizes are appropriate to organize bathroom accessories, makeup or jewelry?
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Price: $30.00
Available from: Umbra

MUJI Organizing Caddy

Is MUJI a savior? When it comes to organizing, yes. Deliver yourself from chaos by adding one or two of these caddies underneath your kitchen or bathroom sink. Add another one for your office area, because you know there’s always a few little things that need a home. The compartment dividers are removable, so adjust as necessary to fit your tools, toiletries, or drawing supplies.
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Price: $16.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Border Three Tiered Containers

Stash your stuff in these Three Teired Containers by Hatashikkiten. Yes, they are available in three nice color ways (the Navy, Ivory, Black is the winner in my book), but it’s the handmade nature and various storage use that grabs attention. The containers have a food safe urethane coating, so they’re entirely appropriate for keeping snacks sorted. Of course, they’d also be right at home in a bathroom storing cotton balls and q-tips or in a bedroom for jewelry and odds and ends.
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Price: $98.00
Available from: Nalata Nalata

Mukou Umbrella Stand

I know, it’s not really the rainy season where most of us live, but it is somewhere in the world, so let’s just say it’s entirely appropriate to feature a very minimal umbrella stand right this very second. It’s a half cylinder, so it will hug the wall and keep your entryway super sleek. Small spaces will love it. No tripping hazard, either, though you might not need that pointed out unless you’re a big klutz. Another plus? A perforated back will reduce dampness.
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Price: AUD149.00
Available from: The Minimalist

Fair Trade Basket Collection

Baskets aren’t usually the first thing you’ll find in a modern interior, but this Fair Trade Basket Collection possesses a sharp, sculptural quality that would do well whether used as objets d’art or as functional storage pieces. Made from palm wood, these baskets would normally warp over time, but Piet Hein Eek chose to specify thin slats strung together to allow for shrinking and expansion.
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Price: $129.00 - 263.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Iittala Aitio Boxes

So, you’re probably developing a complex for the amount of organizational items I throw at you, but really, I’m just trying to help. Iittala’s Aitio Boxes (Aitio = theatre box in Finnish) strike me as the sort of thing that would work equally well in the kitchen or in an office area, as the powder-coated steel would withstand all manner of bumps and bruises. Hang a few on the wall or just set one or two on the countertop to corral kitchen or workplace miscellany.
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Price: $90.00 - 99.00
Available from: Plastica

Hook Basket by Pinetti

Do you like these Hook Baskets from Pinetti? Because they like you too, and want to be seen somewhere in your home. Maybe in the living area for the kid’s toys? Or for keeping your collection of cashmere throws at hand? Perhaps that sounds a little silly, but, let’s face it, you’re not going to plonk down $375+ for a basket only to shove it in some closet for your dirty laundry (seriously, don’t do that), so you might as well utilize it somewhere where storage is sorely lacking and you can appreciate the basket’s details.
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Price: $375.00 - 508.00
Available from: Luminaire

Restore Basket

Maybe you’ve seen one of these Restore Baskets floating around a favorite retailer, and admired its size and soft shape, but did you know it’s made from recycled PET bottles? Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen designed the Restore to be non-obtrusive and friendly, and it’s the perfect size for all manner of stuff- toys, books or even firewood. All sorts of miscellany will be safe (and possibly a little more organized) within its soft walls.
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Price: $99.00
Available from: DWR

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

Patinated Brass Vanity Box

At first glance, you might think this is a very, very nice cooking pot, but, no, it’s a vanity/jewelry box. Paris-based designer Lee West has a collection of objects produced at the Carl Auböck workshops, and they all have the same sort of quality and elegance of Auböck’s original works. This particular box is patinated on the outside, with a contrasting brushed brass interior. A mirror is encased within the lid, providing a hand mirror whenever you should need it.
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Price: $380.00
Available from: Merchant No. 4

Brilliant Boxes by Simon Legald

Several bright colors plus a semi-traditional glass pattern make these Brilliant Boxes a perfect fit for this spring season. But what are they for? Trinkets, of course, but only the most special sort. Perhaps a bright turquoise box could be a perfect gift? Or, maybe a Large Smoke Box plus a Small Dark Green might be a nice addition to your dresser top for holding jewelry and other small sundries?
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Price: $37.00 - 55.00
Available from: Royal Design

ObjectBox Wooden Storage Boxes

Just what little odds and ends need to be hidden away? Because chances are that they’ll fit inside the ObjectBoxes from designer Maya Bille. An acrylic sliding lid has the perfect balance of transparency and opacity; you can see the general idea of the box’s contents but not enough to distract you from the beauty of the box. Maybe it could make a nice home for your watches or jewelry? Or desk accessories?
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Price: $68.00- 88.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Phold Container

A built-in lid? Yes, please. The Phold Container sure is cute, and it appears to be incredibly handy as well. The pliant food-safe silicone is perfect for keeping snacks or other small odds and ends safe and sound, just fold over the lid to make sure contents stay put. Think of it for holding your mid-afternoon snack or put it to use in the office area for paperclips and other small sundries.
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Price: $16.00 -30.00
Available from: A+R Store