The anti-cubits. Not that we have anything against the DWR tech-y looking storage system - they look great and are eco in their own way as they are fully recyclable. But, the look of these Matrix cubes and the Cubits are so totally opposite that it was the first thing that leapt to mind as we opened up the Gaiam website this morning.
Made of raffia woven over an acacia wood frame and then lacquered these have a dense texture that takes the simple geometric shape somewhere unexpected. Not inexpensive, but very versatile, we can imagine these working in different rooms of the home, as needed, for a long time.
We think they would be especially nice in a bathroom, in a vertical stack for towels and supplies.
Price from $158. to $178., the 18x18 cubes are available in four styles. A basic open cube, a cube with a deep storage bin, a cube with a two-tray set, and a cube with a wine rack insert that holds 12 bottles.
Available at Gaiam.