Tuesday, January 15, 2008

6 Wastebaskets You Won't Find Just Anywhere

steamship funnel wastebasket

Apartment Therapy just ran a list of 10 best wastebaskets - some with "more excitement." While many of them are very nice, and some of them are certainly unusual, they missed the following interesting options.

1. Steamship Funnel Wastebasket

Let's start with the most unusual wastebasket I've ever seen. I'm sure it's the perfect product for someone.

round wastebasket with grapevine motif

2. Grapevine Wastebasket

This one is made of bent wood and painted by a New England artist. Update on Dec. 27, 2010: This one doesn't seem to be available any more.

handmade paper wastebasket with rose

3. Handmade Paper Waste Basket

This beauty comes from Papers and Petals by Kay; most of her products are things like journals, wedding memory books, wedding albums, and keepsake boxes. Update on Dec. 27, 2010: I can no longer find this one, either.

jacquard wastebasket

4. Jacquard Waste Basket

Brocade Home offers this fabric wastebasket with a cotton lining; it's also available in blue. Update on October 19, 2008: This wastebasket doesn't seem to be available any more.

wastebasket with 3 fish

5. Marye-Kelley Decoupage Wastepaper Baskets

With 215 options to choose from, you can probably find at least one wastebasket here that you'd like!

Talavera wastebasket

6. Talavera Wastebasket from Mexico

You can find more Talavera ceramic options at Tierra y Fuego, Direct from Mexico, and many other places.

Related posts:
A Green Wastebasket
Trashcans with a Green Tinge
The Latest Things in Waste Cans
Star Wars R2-D2 Trash Can


Cynthia Friedlob said...

The Force demanded that I click through to see the R2D2 trash can and I discovered that it's now available again from ThinkGeek, on sale (using the term in its widest possible interpretation) for a mere $99.99!


I confess that our home boasts a rather inconspicuously placed Yoda trash can, but it's a regular ol' wastebasket with cool Yoda pix on the sides. Think it cost about $25 back in the '80s -- a bit pricey, I suppose, but it still makes me smile!

Jeri Dansky said...

Cynthia, $25 for something that's made you smile for about 20 years sounds like a bargain to me!