it’s hip to be utilitarian.
it seems just about everybody out there is making being truly tidy an utter freakin’ joy again. a stretch, perhaps? but no — who knew being utilitarian was kinda hip and cool? it’s trending for sure, and having just moved into a new place that’s brand spanking clean and freshly painted, i’m sort of keen to keep it that way. here’s a look at some stylish ideas for staying organized and tremendously tidy around the humble home abode — like the fancy-schmancy broom and dust pan and cleaning accoutrement below from west elm’s market collection of all things that are clean. here’s to cleanliness is next to…fabulousness?
i have this steel canvas laundry cart from old faithful shop, and i love it. laundry on wheels!
here’s some cool gear: 1. wipe those counters and dry the dishes with olive and joy’s linen cross tea towel; 2. don’t you dare leave water rings on that splendid table — instead use leif’s set of cabin teak coasters; 3. toss that trash into one of schoolhouse electric’s steel waste baskets; 4. your tool box should look as good as you do. this one from west elm will do nicely; 5. everyone should own a swiss army knife. you never know when you’re gonna need to look handy.
keep your kitchen tools at the ready in Oji Masanori’s Brass tool holders from mjölk.
keep up to date with the Stendig Calendar — Designed by Massimo Vagnelli in 1966, this awesome calendar was immediately added to the Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. you can have one too — from schoolhouse electric.
even the bloody ironing looks good when you use this bamboo ironing board from west elm.
• top image: best made company field rule.