10 Ingenious (and Inexpensive!) Small Storage Products from Japan

Welcome to our Best of the Year week. Every day, we’ll republish a top-performing post of 2018 in case you missed it on our site the first time.

A couple years ago, Remodelista introduced readers to Japanese home goods company Yamazaki (see Genius Low-Cost Storage Solutions from Japan). Since then, the brand has continued its push into the US market, and many of their clean-lined products are now available at Amazon, Wayfair, Food52, Design Within Reach, Urban Outfitters, even Walmart. Here, some more favorites from our new go-to for affordable and attractive small storage.

Yamazaki Umbrella Stand
Above: We can’t decide which color we like better. The Steel & Wood Umbrella Stand is $75 at Food52.
Yamakazi Como Trash Can
Above: The Como Trash Can is now available in fresh new colors—mint, pink, green, and white; $24 at Urban Outfitters.
Yamazaki Storage Baskets
Above: Organize your closet, pantry, or entry with these Steel & Wood Storage Baskets; available in three sizes, from $25 to $35 at Food52.
Yamazaki Tower Bathroom Cart
Above: The Tower Bathroom Storage Cart‘s slim profile makes it ideal for small bathrooms; $69 at Urban Outfitters.
Tosca Toolbox as part of the Remodelista Storage 75 Series
Above: The basket with wooden handle is so good-looking, durable, and useful that it appears in our book, Remodelista: The Organized Home, as a must-buy. For a similar Yamazaki version, try the Wood Storage Box at West Elm for $30. Photograph by Matthew Williams.
Yamazaki Magnetic Spice Rack
Above: The Magnetic Spice Rack holds up to six spice jars. Stick it on a refrigerator or other metal surface; $24 at Food52.
The Steel & Wood Laundry Baskets could also be used to corral shoes or toys; $45 to $50 at Food52.
Above: The Steel & Wood Laundry Baskets could also be used to corral shoes or toys; $45 to $50 at Food52.
Yamazaki Magnetic Kitchen Towel Holder
Above: The Magnetic Kitchen Towel Holder with a walnut bar comes in small (6.1 inches long) and large (9.6 inches long), shown; $20 and $25 at Food52.
Yamazaki Leaning Ladder
Above: In the living room, use the Steel & Wood Leaning Ladder to display pretty throw blankets. In the bath, use it to hang towels; $50 at Food52.
Yamakazi Tower Magazine Rack
Above: Yamazaki’s Tower Magazine Rack makes it easy to recycle your periodicals. When the rack is full, simply thread string through the base, where there are open notches for this purpose, and tie the bundle together; $45 at Design Within Reach.
N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published on February 6, 2018.

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