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Labt is “a glasshouse next to a workshop specializing in customized furniture.” Recently, Jan en Randoald, a graphic design partnership based out of Ghent designed this modular system that is reminiscent of their graphic design work. Some pieces are printed, some finished or painted, and others left natural. I think what I like about this is the imperfect roughness, that only improves with wear. I can think of several places in our home a mixed bag storage tower would be useful, and this would fit perfectly. The idea of storage towers is something I hadn’t really considered…until now!
Exploring some new options for toy storage in our home, I came across these great rolling bins. These would be great for our girls because they could wheel them into a room, play with the toys, and then wheel them around cleaning up again. I love the shallow crate for under the bed storage. Our bed is a Malm from Ikea, and has such a small storage space beneath it most bins won’t fit. The shallow crates would be perfect. These might be a bit pricey, but some rolling storage crates might make a great weekend project sometime soon!
The Lack Shelf is one of Ikea’s most popular shelving products. Available in three standard sizes, people adapt these simple shelves to do a variety of jobs. The Lack is also available in a few colors, however that has not limited anyone with other ideas in mind (Google painting a Lack Shelf). Because of the popularity of these shelves, other giant store chains now carry similar products. The biggest difference being the way in which the shelf gets mounted to the wall. This is extremely important, depending on what you plan to do with your shelf. Ikea’s larger Lack Shelves have one of the best strategies to deal with concealing hardware and creating a secure and strong connection (See this previous post).
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molo design, a collaborative design and production studio from Vancouver, Canada, have created the Cork Peg. I am interested to know how strong these actually are, with the magnetic system they use. From Molo’s website they seem easy enough to use and very simple to move around.
“Cork peg is perfect for hanging jackets and sweaters or small tools and supplies. The Cork peg comes with a magnetic mounting system. When an item is hung from the end of cork peg (like clothing), the total weight bearing capacity is 1.2kg (2.65 lbs); when an item is hung from the middle (like hobo lantern and bag or other small items) the weight bearing capacity is 2.2kg (4.85 lbs).”