Monday, December 27, 2010
And no matter what you call these things, they're essential organizing products.
As we move toward the new year - when many of us work at discarding what hasn't served us in the past, and embracing new goals and ideas - let's take a look at wastebaskets. (Is that too cliched - or too much of a stretch? How about: I cleaned up my bookmarks for wastebaskets, so it's a good time to show you the new ones I've found.) Here's one that is "coming soon" from Pfeifer Studio - a waste bin made from recycled newspaper. Update on Nov. 21, 2011: It's now available for sale.
If you don't want to wait, there's the Translations waste bin, made from Japanese magazines. You can buy this one from ECOutlet (U.K.) or The Travlers Pass (U.S.). Update on Nov. 21, 2011: The Travelers Pass website seems to have disappeared.
And then there are these wastepaper baskets from the Spiral Foundation, made in Nepal from discarded plastic wrappers from various food products.
Basketbin, designed by Ding3000, allows you to easily separate paper from "other litter." It's sold by the SFMOMA Museum Store, which says: "Basketbin takes care of a clean separation of wet and dry materials without visually polluting your environment. This bin within a bin is perfect for cities like San Francisco with mandatory waste separation. Use one for compost and the other for recycling. The small bin is dishwasher-safe." SFMOMA sells two colors: white with red, and anthracite (gray) with green. Update on Nov. 21, 2011: The Basketbin is no longer sold by SFMOMA. But I found it for sale here and here.
Here's an interesting design: the Binbox from Reisenthel. It looks like a paper bag, but it's actually polypropylene. You can get it four colors and two sizes - and there's also biobox insert.
Looking for something a bit more traditional? The Basket Lady has some nice wastebaskets.
Cost Plus World Market has these "retro ribbed trashcans" in two different sizes. You can find somewhat similar at the The Conran Shop. [Conran Shop via Retro To Go]
Betty-Jane Shreve makes some incredible vintage-style wastebaskets hand-decorated with antique maps or paintings with "New England themes and marine accents." I just spoke with her, and she tells me she has a new line coming soon - maybe in January.
And look at the lovely selection from Worlds Away. As Clayton Gray Home explains, these are handpainted metal. [via Stylebeat]
And if you don't mind spending a LOT of money on a wastebasket, look at the papier mache baskets from R. Pulvermacher Designs. "Each piece is handmade in the Pulvermacher's Florida factory and the decoupage paper is carefully applied by their in house trained artists."
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