8 Modern Entry Way Accessories
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- Keeping your bike outside leaves it prone to theft, even if you lock it up.
This clever mirror (and built-in shelf) would be so handy in a number of places around the home, but we picture hanging it by the front door to eliminate the mad morning dash looking for keys around the apartment while allowing one last quick glance to make sure our face is all present and correct. Designer Nazanin Kamali created this birch ply and oak veneer piece as one element in her Loop collection—along with a bed, bedside cabinet, and longer, larger floor mirror—for British company Case Furniture.
Rather than forever futzing around with the contents of your pockets—leaving piles of nickels and dimes around the house—let this handy change container from Japanese design team ideaco & associates collect your coins and keep your keys where you can always find them again. Put it by the front door and you just might be surprised at the amount of money you amass.
We're edging square into coat season and those jackets are going to start piling up, carelessly tossed over sofas, easy chairs, and coffee tables. This powder coated steel coat rack is a three-legged super structure that will look sleek and understated by the front door, while easily keeping your warm clothes in order.
The urban cyclist is often the one who can least afford giving over a chunk of the living room to her bike. But the ingenious Bike Shelf by San Francisco designer Chris Brigham solves the problem elegantly and simply. By raising you bike up off the floor and providing a handy holder for your keys, wallet, helmet, or whatnot, the Bike Shelf saves space and makes a secure home for your ride. Available in two sizes, the slot in the walnut or hickory shelf is designed to handle most standard sized frames and it secures to the wall using a wood mount that you simply attach to the wall. Clever, eminently useful, and made of simple, sturdy stuff, Bike Shelf, we salute you.
- The James Dyson Award, which "seeks to single out the best in problem-solving student design," recently announced their regional finalists, selected from over 500 submission entries.
Well isn't this clever! Rather than toss your coat on the sofa and mail on the coffee table, here's an all-purpose rack that will take care of all your in-and-out-the-door accoutrement. Made from reclaimed Douglas Fir, it could take the place of a hallway console, freeing up space and clearing up clutter.
- Home automation is an incredible way to simplify the life of a homeowner.