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Gift Guide: For the Organizational Enthusiast

A-type approved storage essentials

By Eric Mutrie
Photography by Naomi Finlay

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DL-W15-Neat-bentoSHOP HERE: Neat
Long-time Queen West storage emporium Neat has expanded its operations, all the better to help suburban A-types maximize their space. Shelves are stocked with bright and novel takes on kitchen, bathroom and office tidy-uppers.

Best Bets: Takenaka’s two-tier Bento Box is a chic alternative to boring and ingredient-mushing lunch containers ($35); Yamazaki’s brushed-steel, caddy-like magazine rack makes lifting and dusting under periodicals a breeze ($50); Joseph Joseph’s Totem integrates trash, organic and recycling compartments into one stacked unit (from $300). 2901 Bayview Ave  416 229 6328  Mon-Fri 10-9, Sat 9:30-6, Sun 12-5  neatspace.ca

MORE GOOD STUFF:

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ONE FOR YOUR RIRI
Keep your umbrellas orderly and at hand with this minimalist stand in matte marble and copper. $130, at EQ3

 

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PAGE TURNER
Show off your favourite issues of Designlines with this curved willow wood magazine rack. $120, at BoConcept

 

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 MY FAVOURITE MISTAKE
Twist off the pink eraser base of Artori’s silvery tin pencil cup to access a secret candy storage compartment. $20, at Room 2046

 

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ON THE GO
This space-saver combines four hooks for coats plus a top shelf for mail and car keys. Available in five colours. $220, at Calligaris

Originally published in our Winter 2015 issue.


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