Valentine’s Day festivities are at their peak in grade-school, when children eagerly decorate shoeboxes with construction paper hearts and bright colors. A little nostalgic for these peppy postal days, we found five adult-appropriate mailboxes, which thankfully can be used year-round.
Envelope Mailbox in mint by Goodwin + Goodwin from Bouf, $69.59-Made in England, this simple, glossy envelope can hold sorted mail and other assorted household papers.
Cadrona in Red from Mailboxes.co, $150-A powder-coated zincalume body and marine plywood front means zero rust and mold from this New Zealand-made mailbox; a locked lower half keeps mail and packaged protected while the open upper half holds newspapers.
Transit Mailbox in Dundas Yellow by Stephen Hugo-Seinader for Centrifuge, $180-Inspired by the Toronto Subway system, each colorway is based on and named after a particular station’s colored tilework.
Letterman IV in orange by Michael Rösing for Radius-Design, $225 (without post)-This best-selling model is made to meet the deutsche post standards, but we bet it would be equally suitable on this side of the pond.
NB-2 wall-mounted mailbox in red from Neutra Box, $149-The wall-mounted version of Neutra Box’s NB-1, the NB-2 is made to order using leftover galvanized sheet metal and acrylic from fabrication shops.