Marie Kondo boxes may be all the rage, but the celebrated organizational guru's storage pieces aren't the only way to 'spark joy.' Lidded boxes from Ferm Living, Calligaris, and Arteriors, among others, are designed to keep life's essentials and ephemera nicely buttoned up, whether applied in office, kitchen, or closet. Ferm Living lidded boxes, like pretty Terrazzo Tin Boxes, are compact and versatile enough to hold sundries, from cards and letters, to maps and mementos. Calligaris Clever Storage Boxes, above, are clever enough to feature fabric lining and a range of colors and sizes—and stack nicely, to boot.
Durable and tactile, felt storage boxes and baskets make for immensely practical storage, and have the warm good looks that beg to be put on display. Built for magazines, throw blankets, and other larger items, felt containers are a stylish, materially inviting alternative to rigid containers. Calligaris offers a range of felt storage pieces, from the woven designs of the Alvin and Connor Basket, to the Elliot Storage Box, deep and wide enough for stacks of magazines—and conveniently outfitted with handles. The Blu Dot Double Tuck Felt Basket is ideal for an entryway console, where mail and keys can reside in style.
The earthy beauty of woven baskets make them irresistible as decorative storage, but baskets—like the deep and sizable Ferm Living Braided Floor Basket, above, woven from twined paper—come loaded with plenty of practical appeal as well. Hand crafted baskets scattered throughout a home or space inject a dash of global flair, while offering a place to stash everything from fruit to kids' toys. Blomus offers baskets woven from cotton and jute fibers—the meticulously coiled Cobra Jute Basket is our personal favorite—in a range of sizes suitable to living room, kitchen, and home office alike.
Whether placed in plain sight or used to compartmentalize a drawer, organization trays are essential for bringing order to a desk, vanity, or tabletop. Eeny Meeny Miny Trays from Blu Dot—essentially 3 trays in 1—may be the ultimate desk organizer, visual color cues and all, while the Thomas Tray from Calligaris, leaves things more open-ended, making space for everything from incoming mail to cutlery for an afternoon buffet. The Coupled Oval Tray from Ferm Living, with graceful silhouette and antiqued mirrored surface, makes organizing a more glamorous affair.