365 Objects Of Design, March, Volume III

The Paper Bag

12th March 2014
the paper bag by be-poles provides useful storage available from peastyle

the paper bag by be-poles provides useful storage available from peastyle

I don’t know about you but I have always loved the American habit of using large brown paper bags to cart things back from the supermarket. Leaving aside its eco-friendly credentials, it’s much easier to carry a heavy bag under one arm rather than having several plastic versions cutting into your hand.

the paper bag can also be used to cover an ugly plastic flower pot, or even a vase. Image from decordesirefobeauty.com

the paper bag can also be used to cover an ugly plastic flower pot, or even a vase. Image from decordesirefobeauty.com

These bags, which are made from recycled paper, have taken that idea one stage further and have been reinvented as rather chic storage. Use them for toys, waste paper from the office, loo rolls and even to hide an ugly plant pot.

image by Benoit Linero

image by Anwen Pegrum of Peastyle

They cost £8.50 from Peastyle or you can buy a set of five for £37.50 and they’re re-usable too. I think I might use mine as a laundry basket as my rather elderly basket is unravelling faster than Enid Cat can unpick it.

buy a set of five paper bags for every room in thehouse

buy a set of five paper bags for every room in the house image by Benoit Linero

I have to admit I’m also rather taken with the idea of casually telling my father-in-law about them and hearing him shriek “£8.50 for a paper bag?”.

 

 

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  • Tal Weiss 11th November 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Hey

    Wanted to know where can i order them? & ship to israel?

    • Kate Watson-Smyth 12th November 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Tal, they must be out of stock on that website. You can buy them here and they offer worldwide shipping. They are great – I have one!

  • 2moiselles 12th March 2014 at 7:59 pm

    My boyfriend would have tell the same words 🙂

  • Nicola Holden 12th March 2014 at 10:03 am

    LOL, my father-in-law would react with exactly the same words!!

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