storage you can love: pure nomade’s hotel boxes

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Our Daily Candy email this morning was about Pure Nomade‘s Hotel Boxes. We’ve spotted them in British mags, but didn’t know how to buy — ’til now! These stackable boxes come in eight different groovy patterns (our favorite is White Blonde — white lace on black print) and are the perfect thing to stash your ever-growing shoe collection. They arrive flat, and stay that way until you snap ’em into shape. A dust-lid in front seals the deal and ensures your goodies are easy to find. They can support up to 11 pounds of weight and be stacked up to 10 feet high. Available at Yoyashop.com for $25 each. Pricey, yes. But think of it as a multi-functioning art-installation for your room.

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storage you can love: pure nomade's hotel boxes

shelter_hotelbox.jpgshelter_hotelbox2.jpg

Our Daily Candy email this morning was about Pure Nomade‘s Hotel Boxes. We’ve spotted them in British mags, but didn’t know how to buy — ’til now! These stackable boxes come in eight different groovy patterns (our favorite is White Blonde — white lace on black print) and are the perfect thing to stash your ever-growing shoe collection. They arrive flat, and stay that way until you snap ’em into shape. A dust-lid in front seals the deal and ensures your goodies are easy to find. They can support up to 11 pounds of weight and be stacked up to 10 feet high. Available at Yoyashop.com for $25 each. Pricey, yes. But think of it as a multi-functioning art-installation for your room.

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looks like it’s time to organize the closet!

Ok. This was not on my to do list this week!

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At 5 a.m. the other morning, Chad and I were woken with a terrible noise. It seems the top half our closet decided to collapse, sending boxes filled with photos and receipts, sweaters, out-of-season purses and the like down with a loud tumble. We have been meaning to dedicate a weekend to re-doing our closet: Having a good purge and customizing it with some sturdy, space-efficient Elfa Shelving. Luckily the Container Store is having a 30% off sale! Perhaps this will turn out to be a happy accident? We’re gonna try to work on it this coming weekend. In the meantime, if anyone has any brilliant closet advice to share, now’s the time. — Angela M.

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looks like it's time to organize the closet!

Ok. This was not on my to do list this week!

shelter.closet2.jpg

At 5 a.m. the other morning, Chad and I were woken with a terrible noise. It seems the top half our closet decided to collapse, sending boxes filled with photos and receipts, sweaters, out-of-season purses and the like down with a loud tumble. We have been meaning to dedicate a weekend to re-doing our closet: Having a good purge and customizing it with some sturdy, space-efficient Elfa Shelving. Luckily the Container Store is having a 30% off sale! Perhaps this will turn out to be a happy accident? We’re gonna try to work on it this coming weekend. In the meantime, if anyone has any brilliant closet advice to share, now’s the time. — Angela M.

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closet cleaning tip: send off your shoes

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They say a woman can never have too many shoes, but I suspect they have never tried to live with another grown up in a small one-bedroom apartment. In the spirit of both giving to others and comfortable togetherness, I elected to weed through the pile of shoes growing on our closet floor and get rid of some that I no longer wear (and in some cases NEVER wore) for one reason or another. We’re shipping off our box of sneakers, flip-flops, flats and pumps to Soles4Souls, an organization based in Alabama and Utah that specifically collects shoes from around the country and gives to those who need them. You can read about their good works here on their blog, such as the amazing million-plus they gathered to help Katrina victims last year. To learn more about how to make a donation, log on here for an instructional PDF. — Angela M.

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