Extraordinary ordinary items
Just because you're practical, you don't need to be unstylish. Which is why we love when everyday items get an aesthetic overhaul. Below, four ways to bring more "wow" into your home:
? Make your closet as fashionable as the clothes inside it with these hangers ($20) from Canadian design house TOMA. In addition to their arty look, they're great for keeping coats, umbrellas, scarves, hats and gloves all in one place. For more hanging storage, check out this wall-mounted Tree Hooked Hanger ($89) that can expand to fit any space.
? While we've got nothing against a standard roll of Scotch tape, we love traditional Japanese Washi tape, ($4) made from pretty semi-transparent paper. Use it--along with the world's most gorgeous dispenser ($16)--for collage-making or present-wrapping.
? This beech wood flashlight ($48) is much too handsome to keep in your broom closet or car trunk. Proudly display it from all angles (the on/off switch is hidden inside the end-cap) and pray for a power failure.
? Nail clippers are about as unsexy as a product gets, but this new set ($50) from award-winning company Khlip is so sleek and smart--easier clipping, no mess--we're able to overlook the hefty price tag.