- Dear Dwell, I've searched all over for an interesting mailbox—something other than a large-mouthed bass with a fin for a flag. Are there any modern mailboxes out there?
As the Kiwis say, we were "dead chuffed" to showcase such a beaut. New Zealand's Heartlands Outdoor Living is, as far as we can tell, the only company to have created a whole line of modern styles. This flip-top design thinks outside the mailbox and provides a half dome to house your newspaper.
Handwoven, powdercoated and galvanized steel wire comprises this modular piece, which breaks down into a tray, a bowl and a trash can. It's suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Form following function need not be formulaic. When HouseArt recently acquired Mark Naden's No. 10 from Pure Design, we rejoiced not only in its reissue, but also in the new color options like chartreuse, bougainvillea pink, and Miami mango. The die-cut shapes mimic the bar code of processed No. 10 envelopes, allowing you to see if mail is waiting.