Scientists claim the universe is expanding, but they haven’t been to our house. You feel us? When it comes to saving space, more is never enough. Each of the items below is both more, and less. (Physics is full of such paradoxes.)
1. An entryway shelf that streamlines your exits.
Hang this by your door and free up a drawer. All the little things you need as you dash out—keys, sunglasses, phone, wallet—will find a place on it. You can even put reminder notes on it with a magnet. For example, “Buy that cute catch-all shelf.”
2. A caddy for storing #bedlife necessities.
Look at your bedroom. See any space for remotes? Magazines? Tablet? Neither do we. This pocket creates a place for them right where you need it: next to your bed. Now, cocooning will be even cocoonier.
3. A conversation-starting TP roll holder.
Concrete isn’t fluffy. So how can it be a cloud? The slight surrealness of this piece of powder room pow! is what makes it so cool.
4. A mini bar cabinet that frees up floor space.
Entertain with style—despite lacking space—with this industrial-look bar setup. We think it’s more stylish than full-size bar carts ten times its size.
5. A valet that docks your phone, and a plant or two.
While your phone charges, you’re in charge of the arrangement of this compact ceramic desk organizer. A small plant or cut flowers make every workday a little better, and pens, paper clips, and sticky notes never looked so good.
6. 25 toggling triangles to hold coats, hats, etc.
Home isn’t just where you hang your hat—it’s where you wow guests with this ingeniously stylish coat rack made from 25 beechwood triangles. They flip down when you need them, and back up when you don’t. No closet or floor space needed.
7. A bin that stores shopping bags to use for trash.
Plastic shopping bags. Sigh. They can be almost impossible to avoid. But at least you can give them a second use with this modern style waste bin designed to store and then use them, all without taking up any extra space.
8. A utensil holder with “wow” power.
People with separate gadgets for pitting mangoes, avocados, cherries, olives are our people. But if the utensil drawer overfloweth, float daily-use tools in modern fashion with this cool holder.
9. Stacking containers for fresh fruits and veggies.
“A place for every produce and every produce in its place”—we think Ben Franklin said that. Or was it Mom? Whoever said it, these containers do it. Designed to stack, they create more places—and more space.
10. A fruit bowl that helps fruit reach peak ripeness.
Separating fruit by ripeness, each stage with its own “floor,” saves a whole lot of counter space.
11. A high-design folding chair.
This warm industrial teak and aluminum chair blends good looks with efficiency. When it’s not offering lumbar-supporting seating, it folds flat against the wall, pretending to be a wallflower instead of the star it really is.
12. Handmade pottery wall vases for air plants.
Each of Anna VonRosenstiel’s wall-mounted planters comes with a green, low-maintenance tenant to keep you company.