8 Modern Entry Way Accessories
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- Keeping your bike outside leaves it prone to theft, even if you lock it up.
- Though we already ran our weekly round-up of finds from the Web, I couldn't help spotlighting this retrofuturistic piece of furniture by Polish designer Marek Gut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes a good night out is all it takes to get your pulse racing. This Heartbeat coat rack by Colin O'Dowd will keep you stimulated long after you retire your coat and hat for the evening.
- 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.