For those of us who leave and re-enter the house with a laundry list of small items to keep track of — keys, check; cell phone, check; iPod, you get it — there seem to be quite a few clever and attractive products on the market to organize that ingress-egress moment (the Hook Box has got to be one of our favorites). Just as we always manage to find a third hand to actually grab all of these things, there's always room for one more visually-appealing organizing solution. Enter the Truba.
Maryland-based Alesina Design (no stranger to Apartment Therapy — you may remember their inflatable pincushion) has developed a wall-mountable gadget and key holder from recycled cardboard mailing tubes. Reminding us of a seashell, the laser-cut opening reveals a brightly dyed interior finish meant to face either upwards or outwards, with thoughtfully positioned holes to facilitate mounting and cords either way. Find it here for $25 or $35 per unit. -danielle