Since you happen to be reading a design blog right this very minute, there is a good chance that you love being surrounded by beautiful things. Probably you put a lot of thought into purchasing things like watches and bedding and silverware, because you know you will look at them every day, and you want them to look good. So why should the humbler things you use every day be any different? Doesn't your dustpan deserve to be beautiful, too?
Here are 10 exalted versions of everyday items. Sweeping the floor will never be the same again.
If you want the vintage Carl Aubock hangers featured at the top of this post, you'll have to wait for them to pop up on Ebay or at a vintage store, but the Triangle hanger pictured above is available at Ode to Things for $35.
Why shouldn't extension cords be pretty? Cloth extension cord from Best Made Co, $38.
This extension cord has a fun design and multiple outlets. $79 from OKUM.
A fly swatter that you won't want to hide away. $20 from Archer Hard Goods.
Toilet paper holder from onefortythree, $30.
Here's a beautiful broom set from West Elm. ($79.)
Almost too pretty to use for sweeping. Hand broom from Collyer's Mansion, $14.50.
And an equally nice-looking dustpan, $24.95 from Collyer's Mansion.
Beautiful brass scissors by Hay, $14 from the Danish Design Store.
And finally, even that most humble of all household objects, the toilet brush, can be elevated by design. This lovely toilet brush and stand is available from Archer Hard Goods for $34.