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Home is where the office is: Wastebaskets
Like a working stapler and a comfortable seat, most home offices are not without a wastebasket of some sort. Make sure that your bin — in addition to being used sparingly — is made from eco-friendly materials.
Mon, May 16, 2011 at 09:00 AM
Happy Monday and welcome to this week's installment of "Home is where the office is," a special springtime series of posts celebrating the roughly 20 million members of the American workforce who shuffle to their dens, spare bedrooms, kitchen tables, mom caves or backyard office pods at least once a week to perform what would otherwise be performed in a soulless office block miles away.
Similar to last week when I spotlighted printers and all-in-ones,
today's post is about a related, necessary evil in home offices both large and small: the humble and unassuming wastebasket. Like kitchens and bathrooms, home offices are largely regarded as a trash can-friendly part of the home; in my opinion, a desk feels straight-out naked without one placed underneath or beside it.
For those of you in need of a new one, below you'll find a handful of beautiful bins made from various eco-friendly materials including a upcoming wastebasket from Areaware
(spotted just this weekend at ICFF
that's ethically produced in the Philippines with sustainably sourced rattan and reclaimed plastic. And remember to keep in mind that even though wastebaskets are a home office staple and meant
to be filled, try to keep the chucking action to a minimum by going paperless and recycling whenever possible. I don't think this group of classy cans would mind in the least.
Bow Bins by Cordula Kehrer @ Areaware
($36 - $48; 5 different styles available; ships 9/15/11)
Chuck Wastepaper Basket - Botanical by studioCrank @ Chuck4Life
Pluggis Wastepaper Basket @ IKEA
($9.99 - $14.99; in-store only)
Past "Home is where the office is" posts:
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