May 22, 2015


Bruno is probably the smartest trash can in existence. Sleek and minimalist, it is filled with amazing tech: it has built-in charging and filter, hands free sensor, it even alerts you when it is time to take out the garbage or buy garbage bags. But the beast feature of all is the integrated vacuum, allowing you to sweep the floor and automatically deposit debris directly into the trash bag. Neat! See the piece in action after the break. Available for purchase here.


March 27, 2013


If you are a neat freak, the smallest things can terrorize you. Crumbs, for example. How annoying and persistent they are!.. If this sounds familiar (and I envy you if it doesn’t)  – this product will be a hit in your kitchen. The Scrap Trap is a tiny trash can that is attached to your counter. It comes with a handy sweeping brush and features handles on both sides. One of these handles can be attached to the top cabinet or a drawer. Close that compartment – and the receptacle will be positioned right underneath your counter. Now sweep/brush/whisk/wipe your mess directly into the container – and you can breathe again…


April 30, 2012

Recycled and recyclable, this cool paper basket has been created by Emanuele Pizzolorusso. This idea has been done by others (and noticed by garbage nerds like me), but the cupcake holder resemblance here takes the prize. 50 pleated bags, all stacked into each other, make for an effortless trash removal. Once the top bag is filled, throw it away with the contents and move to the next one, repeat. Beautiful, easy and eco-friendly.


February 20, 2012

As you have probably noticed, I am fascinated by trash cans. And my quest for finding the best possible one never ends. This next item is approaching an ideal. A clever eco-friendly trash can, called Urbano, allows you to store and reuse all those plastic bags that you collect from shopping in a neat and organized way. Simply loop trash bags around the cut-out sides and push them all the way down, creating a visual of stacked handles all along the side. When ready to use one – just move it up and hook the handles so it doesn’t fall on itself. Simple and brilliant! Will make you feel less eco guilty at the shops too… Available at Uncommon Goods.