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Take It Outside: An Ikea Storage Favorite that Works Just as Well En Plein Air

Healdsburg California garden Arterra Landscape by Mimi Giboin

Have you ever taken a shower outside after a day at the beach and had nowhere to hang up your towel, so you put it on the ground and after your shower is done and you’re all clean and refreshed, you retrieve your towel and dry yourself off—only to realize your towel has picked up a ton of sand on the ground and now you’re in need of a shower again?

I have.

Which is why I’m a big proponent of towel hooks placed right next to outdoor showers. But it can be hard to find simple, modern versions that don’t cost a lot and are rugged enough to endure the elements. Michelle over at Gardenista recently showed me the solution: Ikea’s aluminum Bjärnum folding hooks.

Healdsburg California garden Arterra Landscape by Mimi Giboin
Above: An outdoor shower built into a retaining wall features two rows of folding hooks on either side. They not only provide hanging storage but also act as a design feature. Photograph by Mimi Giboin for Gardenista, from Landscape Architect Visit: Vineyard Views in Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Valley.
Healdsburg California garden Arterra Landscape by Mimi Giboin
Above: When not in use, the Bjärnum hooks can be pushed back in for a completely minimal and unobtrusive profile. Photograph by Mimi Giboin for Gardenista, from Landscape Architect Visit: Vineyard Views in Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Valley.
Ikea Bjarnum Folding Hook
Above: Ikea’s Bjärnum Folding Hooks are just $9.99 for a 3-pack.
Ikea Bjarnum Folding Hooks in Situ
Above: The Bjärnum folding hooks in situ indoors with Bjärnum shelves and brackets.

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