Baskets Containers

Nunabee Color Chip Boxes

Just how fun are these handmade boxes by Danish company nunabee? They would hold all manner of knickknacks, office supplies, accessories, etc., and cheer you up while doing so. If you’ve plenty of bills in that wallet of yours, you could also use it to present a special gift, in a gift-within-a-gift sort of way.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00 - 96.00
Available from: LEIF

Omnioutil Basket [Bucket]

Yes, it’s a bucket, which doesn’t sound very exciting, but it’s also a basket and a stool, and that versatile array of functions means it’s pretty suitable for any home. As a stool with the lid in place, they support up to 331 pounds (150 kg). Fill the Omnioutil Basket with garden stuff, toys, water/ice, recycling…or, my favorite, use the hole in the handle to thread a hose- perfect for outside clean up or washing the car.
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Price: $45.00
Available from: A+R Store

Chanto Container

Why, yes, this compact container is just the thing to house your smaller items. Takumi Shimamura’s Chanto Containers are easily stacked, which makes them a good choice for office or kitchen (yes, you may store food in them) but it’s the sliding fluorescent lid that gives each curved cube its striking appearance.
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Price: $98.00
Available from: Luminaire

Reclaimed Tropical Walnut Tool Box

Is this the nicest toolbox you’ve ever seen? I’d wager a guess that is is, and that you wouldn’t want to hide this box away on dusty shelf in the garage. Made with Nogal wood (a.k.a. Tropical Walnut), each toolbox is made by skilled Nicaraguan craftsmen and features comb joints and an interior tray for smaller items. The tray and lid slot easily through the handle for a clean, streamlined look.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $209.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Magazine Vase

My goal is eventually to have no paper magazines arrive in my mailbox, but until the powers that be agree to deliver all periodicals via that magic device called the iPad, I’m stuck with a stack to file away (or recycle) every few months. That’s where this portable holder comes in to save the day- the handle makes it easy to carry from room to room and it keeps your ‘to-read’ pile all in one place.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Leibal

Bend Basket

A-tisket a-tasket, I want this neon basket. Magazines, towels, toys, you name it, and this basket will hold it. The team of Bend Goods hand bends and arranges the iron wires of each basket to ensure structural strength. A powder coated finish will last through all manner of rough and tumble use, making it perfect for any room in the house.
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Price: $250.00
Available from: Bend

Kanto Magazine Holder/Firewood Rack

This bent plywood holder is just begging to store kindling, logs, stacks of magazines, or whatever else your brain may think of. The handle makes short work of toting around contents, though do avoid swinging any small children or live animals about as that will only end in tears. The Kanto Magazine Holder/Firewood Rack is available in natural lacquered birch veneer or your choice of three lacquer options.
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Price: $200.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

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 string thin slats together to allow for shrinking and expansion.
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Price: $169.00 - 263.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Box Turtle Box

Where to hide small valuables? In a resin and marble turtle, of course. The Box Turtle Box opens to reveal a secret compartment perfect for your precious odds and ends. Designed by Harry Allen as part of his Reality Series. Oh, and it’s available in gold too.
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Price: $40.00 - 55.00
Available from: Areaware

NoMess Balsabox Collection

Where to squirrel away those precious odds and ends? In a box, naturally, and why not an extremely light balsa wood box? The imprinted orange ring guides you to line up the lid and box relative to the wood grain, allowing the natural beauty to be displayed as intended. Several sizes available.
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Multi Basket Picnic 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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Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: A+R Store

Beautiful Insights Storage Boxes

This goes to prove that a storage box can be an objet d’art, as I want a few of these just to look at and admire, forget about their function. Place one on its own in the room of your choice for specific storage needs, or stack several for a ‘miniature-home’ look. Be sure to take a look at the whole collection, as there are quite a few gems (besides my favorite, the Secretary, there’s the Housewife, Handyman, Woman in Bath, and Gallery Owner).
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Price: €19.50 - 35.00
Available from: I/OBJECT

Store Jars by Established & Sons

An homage to the space age, Established & Sons has a collection of storage jars that are inspired by the shapes of space capsules. A matte glaze on the base of each jar gives a nice grip on work surfaces, making the collection a perfect solution to clutter in the kitchen or office.

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Price: $98.00 - 131.00
Available from: Unica Home

Loll Tote

Planning on getting your hands dirty (with actual dirt) this spring? You’ll need a garden tote for your tools and such, and what better tote than one made from 100% recycled plastic? It won’t rust, cleans easily, and could live easily indoors or out. There’s also the toolbox if you prefer lower sides.

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Price: $114.00
Available from: Loll Designs

MagContainer

Magnetic wooden boxes that fit together for storing all sorts of sundries? Yes, please. Too bad it seems like only one retailer stocks a few pieces stateside, but that’s better than nothing. Crafted by artisans from Tokushima, each box is created in shapes of 30-degree increments. The magnets are embedded within the sides, so you may combine them in random geometric stacks that’ll stay put until you decide to change things up.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $52.00 and up
Available from: Plastica Shop

 
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