First of all, a big thank you for making yesterday's Help for Japan event a big success - details to come!
Now, I don't often do a direct product plug here on my blog, because, frankly, I just don't buy that much stuff. I am very, very picky. But, today, I'm going to shamelessly plug these bins up here. Yesterday, I stopped in at The Container Store and bought the smaller one of these to hold my ever-accumulating stacks of magazines.
What I love about this item?
• industrial meets handmade/sculptural look - perfect for my decor style
• durable enough to hold lots of stuff without losing shape
• indoor/outdoor use
• made of recycled tires,
• ridges in the tires actually make a subtle contour texture on the surface
• look more expensive than they are
One quick bit of advice - I would head to the store to pick one up, because the designs are all unique. I chose one where the texture of the tire was kind of curving around the outside, to make a cool design.
Round bins: here
Oblong basket: here