Thse fun hooks are a creation of London based studio Thabto (which wittily stands for Two Heads Are Better Than One). They are merged with pegs for added storage, what an excellent idea. Even if you are not affected by the peg fetish (I so am…) – you’ll see many uses for these hooks. Put them in your entryway area and hang your coats while simultaneously storing your mail, or attach them to your fridge or any metal surface (each Jpaeg is fitted with magnets). Perfect for a tea towel and all those take-out menus. Available for purchase here.
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of cabby hooks. They elevate our stuff off the surface, they are gentle to our textiles and they look fun. On this occasion they also come in different sizes and shapes. Angolo hooks by French designer Sébastien Cordoleani for Parisian brand Moustache made me look. These wall-mounted colorful packets allow you to store keys, change, devices and other small items, while large things like coats, jackets and scarves can be hung over the tops. Simple and useful, great for small entryways. Angolo hooks are made from powder coated metal and come in verious colors and shapes.
If you have a peg obsession (I must confess – I do) – you will enjoy this project by Paris based studio Swabdesign. These oversized peg-shaped hooks, called Pince Alops, are a celebration of the good old hanging device. Colorful and fun, they can be used in any room of the house. And even outdoors (the product is water resistant). I can see them holding clothes, towels, toys, utensils, picture frames, papers and much more. A simple idea, beautifully applied.
Cologne based design studio Jung | Dynamisch | Sylt created these two beautiful and useful entryway items. Both pieces are hadcrafted from solid alder wood or solid acacia wood. The wardrobe includes a shelf, hooks for handbags and clothes, one small slot for keys and another, bigger one, for large hangable things. The bike rack elevates your transport and provides a home for your books, small entryway essentials and whatnots. The pieces are minimal and slick, looking more like tripods that storage. Great idea for small (or nonexistent) entryway areas.
This multifunctional entrance item made me look. Robin Wood by French brand WA.DE.BE combines a small shelf, hooks for clothes and accessories, lighting, a tray for loose change, keys and/or mail and a small mirror. All these essentials in one compact item. Designers call the piece a “swiss army knife” of entryway storage, which is more than fair. Robin Wood is made of solid oak and comes in two sizes.
This minimal and clever coat rack reminded me of Veronika Wildgruber’s Wardrope. The idea is very similar, so are the space-saving qualities, making both of these items ideal for small space dwellings. The Roberope coat rack can be suspended from the ceiling and, thanks to its soft but sturdy hooks, can hold clothing, bags, accessories or just about anything suitable for hanging. Thanks to its neutral design and extremely modest space demands the rack can serve as flexible storage in any room of the house. Comes in a variety of bold colors.
London- and Verona-based designers Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri of Something Design created Club, a clever hybrid of a mirror and a coat hanger. The piece was made for German manufacturer Schönbuch. Club is a freestanding item, so it can be used anywhere in the house where you need to have a reflection and a holding place for a few pieces of clothing. Minimalist and multifuntional, it wins many space-saving points. Club comes in solid oak and walnut.
This clothes hooks reminded me of the Piano Hanger in miniature. Same pull-down principle, same great concept of a piece that folds completely flat when not in use. Made from 18 mm cleated plywood, Percha coat hanger by Identidad Diseño can be an elegant and compact addition to a busy entry area. Many points for space-saving and visual delight…
This retractable hanging rack by San-Diego-based designer Curtis Micklish, called Pin-Up, is a fine idea for a small entry area. The item folds flat when not in use and allows to extend individual pegs or peg groupings, depending on your storage needs. It does require some elbow grease during the installation, but the result this neat is worth a little power tool action. Here is how Curtis describes the construction of the Pin-Up: “To briefly explain how it works, there are a group of free moving dowels that have a stop at the backside. The outside center dowel on each end is attached to a backboard that moves freely forward and backward and allows you to easily push all dowels out to full extension. Then it just depends on the object you hang to push the pins in where its needed.” Some drywall cutting is involved in the mounting process, however, for those of us who rent their shoeboxes the designer is willing to create a surface mounted piece, wrapped in walnut.
Symbol coat rack from Desu Design is not only a delight for the senses. Practical and compact, it is a perfect fit for a limited urban setting. When needed, the hooks pull smoothly out to help you organize your stuff. And when not in use – they flip flat automatically, creating a smooth surface. In spite of its seaming fragility, Symbol can easily hold 75lbs of coats, laptop bags and other accessories. The rack comes in color and monocrome (my personal favorite) versions. A neat little item for a busy entry area…