Wallter: They're Not Just For Plants

Wallter: They're Not Just For Plants

Abby Stone
Jul 9, 2010

On Wednesday, Maxwell shared some picks from the Dwell on Design show. One of the things that made us all stop was the display at the Wallter booth. We've long been a fans of their wooden shapes, which can be used to add interest to the plain flat walls of a modern box home, their bedding and their coat hook. This same simple aesthetic is at the foundation of their latest offering, their powder-coated spun-aluminum planters.

Being the black thumb that I am, however, I was less excited by their use as plants pots then their other possibilities. I was especially enamored of the wall pots. My brain started churning, imagining what else these pots, which hang on the wall with two nails, could be used them for.

  • In The Bathroom: Hang them on a wall or on the back of the door and use them to hold hairbrushes, toothbrushes, Q-tips, cotton balls, bottles of medicine. They're a great size to hold a hairdryer (perhaps the most puzzling item to store in a bathroom); stick it in nozzle down and it's always ready to go.
  • In The Kitchen: Hung by the stove, they're a perfect catch-all for wooden spoons, spatulas and other tools that you need to have close at hand. Or, use them to hold cutlery, either for storage or as an accompaniment to your dish rack.
  • By The Door: they're a mini-landing strip, a handy spot to drop your keys, change, lip balm, or a letter or bill you need to snail mail.
  • In Your Home Office: scissors, pens, rulers, post it notes, are all neatly corralled on a wall without taking up valuable real estate on your desk.
  • In The Bedroom: your glasses, a few tissues, eyedrops or a rolled up magazine tuck in for the night when you use it as a nightstand.

Images 1, 2, 4 via Wallter; images 3, 5 by Abby Stone

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