This just in: dependable, good-looking utilitarian wares from an unexpected source: Zara Home. The clothing-turned-housewares company now offers design-worthy versions of the most basic of the basic (clothespins, metal clips) in pleasing packaging; take a look.
Above: Select finds from the bath collection.
Above: A good-looking hamper: The Round Fabric Lined Laundry Basket ($89.90) has a removable and washable cotton and linen lining.
Above: We’ve long been proponents of upgrading even the humblest of household wares, the clothes hanger (see Salvaged Style: An Easy DIY Upgrade for Dry Cleaner Wire Hangers)—so we are fans of Zara Home’s Beige Cotton and Linen Hangers, $17.90 for a pack of four.
Above: Simple but mighty: A set of Metal Clips also comes in a cotton bag; $17.90 for a pack of 20.
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