Gift Bag 2006: Shoe Wheel Storage System from Rakku

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Welcome to our Simple Holiday Gift Bag in which we give gifts away to our readers. We are giving away one each day through December 22. All the info is below. Happy Holidays!

Gift: Shoe Wheel Storage System
Shop: Rakku
Designer: Danilo Torro
City: Los Angeles, CA

Description: This is VERY POPULAR with certain people in our office, even though it is arguably the least beautiful gift in our bag. The story of it's birth is classic:

A few years ago, upon moving into a new apartment in Hong Kong, Torro--a former manufacturing engineer for McDonnell Douglas--got tired of having no storage alternative but to pile up his family's shoes in the corner of their spare bedroom...

Friday's Winner:
Out of 210 emails, Jefferey H. from Streamwood, IL gets the Gro Taller Vase from Octate
- Go To Entire Gift Bag -

His solution was this wheel that has expandable pockets and holds up to 30 pairs of shoes. Now who has 30 pairs of shoes? ;-)(More info is below).

INFO: The Shoe Wheel is an innovatively designed mobile storage unit with twenty expandable pockets that can hold up to thirty pairs of shoes, depending on the type. The Shoe Wheel fits up to men's size 10.5 shoe (Eur 44).

The Shoe Wheel is very simple to use. Shoes are inserted into the pockets through elastic cords, which secure them snugly into place. The pockets are easily adjustable to fit a variety of shoes: sneakers, high heels and flats. Just rotate the Shoe Wheel to make a selection.

AT GIFT BAG 2006

Welcome to our first NON-contest, totally simple giveaway of cool design gifts in order to enrich our readers and give some great shops props. This is how it works:

We'll post one gift and one shop a day between 9:30-12:30 in the city in which the shop originates. We'll link to it on our other sites. Readers who'd like to have this gift given to them email us and we'll choose one reader per day at RANDOM. We'll look at all emails sent in before midnight each day.

Email: JUSTINE (at) apartmenttherapy (dot) com and put GIFT BAG in the subject header and the name of the gift in your email(so we know you really want it ;-)).

If you are interested email us your name, address, phone number and a great picture of your home (optional). We'll email gift recipients the following day and post them on the site (first names only and your picture if you send it).

Eligibility:
- Email us before midnight of the day posted with GIFT BAG in subject
- Must include name, address, phone
- Must include name of gift
- All readers in North America - US & Canada (the shops are sending the gift to you, so we have to keep a limit on postal expenses)
- No AT employees!
- Only one gift per household

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.