Friday, May 30, 2008
I'm reading Conscious Style Home by Danny Seo, who says bento boxes "are excellent for storing small office supplies, like highlighters, rubber bands, and small stocks of Post-it notes. And since they're stackable, you can layer several bento boxes neatly on your desk."
One place with a fun selection of bento boxes is JBOX.com. Many of the boxes, including the two above, have images of Totoro.
There's another nice selection at I Love Obento; I particularly like the flying cat.
Here's a colorful option; these boxes are made of melamine. Although the company calls them bento boxes, they seem to be more like tiffin carriers - but no matter, they'd still serve as good storage.
Unica Home has some colorful lacquerware bento boxes.
And then there are the lacquerware versions with patterns involving fans and flowers and butterflys.
I'd never seen a bento box like this one before - it's made of cedar. (Scroll down on that page; it's at the end.)
For more wonderful bento boxes (many of which aren't quite as easily purchased outside of Japan), see Just Bento.