Who would have imagined that the petrie dish could have household storage applications? We’ve long been fans of scientific equipment: We use test tubes as vases, line up glasses on instrument trays, and swear by Chicago faucets. Back when we were creating Remodelista: The Organized Home, we also discovered that lab-style covered glass containers are ideal for corralling all sorts of small items, from tea bags to loose change.
It wasn’t easy to source them—we ultimately found Japanese imports at Dover Street Market and Italian examples at Makié, both in New York. But we’ve since been gratified to see these handy containers in a range of sizes popping up all over. Take a look—and start inventing new ways to put them to use.
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