We brake for appealing versions of even the most basic household essentials—trash cans, for example. The latest? Stainless steel, enamel-coated bins for every room, all from a surprising source: Zara Home.
Above: The Large Metal Bucket ($149) is made of stainless steel, ideal for holding the recycling. It’s also available in a small size ($89.90); both are available in silver or white.
Above: The petite Wastepaper Basket with Lid ($49.90) has a swinging lid, space for a label, and magnets on the sides for attaching two or more bins together.
Above: The Kitchen Trash Can ($129) has a pedal and a removable liner for easy cleaning. It also comes in black.
Above: Finally, a good-looking accessory for an unwieldy chore: The Mop and Bucket Set ($89.90) includes an enamel bucket and a wood-handled mop with replaceable cotton mop head.
For more utilitarian finds, may we suggest:
- The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)
- Object of Desire: An Award-Winning Trash Can from Japan
- Domestic Science: 8 Thin-as-Paper Laundry Detergent Sheets, Eco Edition