• Amazon

    Amazon’s reach is so far and wide that it often has what you’re looking for—whether a natural moth deterrent, an Alvar Aalto bowl, or a Normann Copenhagen trolley—and can get it to you fast.

  • CB2

    Crate & Barrel’s younger sibling presents wellpriced modernist basics, such as streamlined side tables (see the wall-hung version on page 105) and wire wall pockets (see page 31).

  • The Container Store

    The Container Store has developed an entire emporium devoted to organized living. Apply a discriminating eye and you can find all sorts of good solutions, from Elfa’s dazzling modular shelving (for garages, pantries, closets, backs of doors, and more) to Bigso’s cardboard boxes and International Design’s simple metal mesh compartments for drawers.

  • Crate & Barrel

    Founded in Chicago in the 1960s to introduce no-nonsense European design to America, Crate & Barrel holds true to its origins. Especially noteworthy: its Marimekko bedding, towels, and plywood trays (which can often be found on sale).

  • Design Within Reach

    DWR jump-started the midcentury revival and turned many forgotten greats into bestselling designers. In terms of storage, credenzas and modular shelving are the chain’s strong suit.

  • Ikea

    Ikea has cornered Scandinavian household design for the masses, from streamlined desks (with built-in cord management) to metal pot lid holders. Though the inventory frequently changes, the chain continues to offer its most popular storage staples: Ekby wooden brackets and shelves and Grundtal kitchen rails, which start at less than twenty dollars.

  • Muji

    Celebrated for its simple, logo-free approach, Muji applies a succinct touch to every corner of the house. Among the notables: white dinnerware, lab-like glass canisters, bentwood trays, and covered porcelain food containers, all priced only a few notches above Ikea’s.

  • Rejuvenation

    Rejuvenation has expanded from reproduction lighting to a focus on well-designed household nuts and bolts, storage included. It offers a good selection of baskets, from ash with leather handles to Korbo’s woven steel designs.

  • Restoration Hardware

    Despite its origins, Restoration Hardware has veered away from hardware and conquered the whole house (contemporary art included). But search deep and you’ll discover that the brand still offers classic, well-made metal hooks, cabinet pulls, mailboxes, and bookshelves, as well as an array of those handy overhead bathroom shelves known as train racks.

  • Room & Board

    This Minneapolis-based purveyor features safe-bet modernist household design, including storage beds. We swear by their Spike Multiple Wall Hook, a reinterpretation of the Shaker peg rail in brightly colored powder-coated steel. And its basic cord management sleeves are better looking than most.

  • West Elm

    Expect to find contemporary design channeled in rapid response to the latest trends. The brand is reliable source for side tables, trays, woven baskets and bins, and wire mesh organizers.