This just in: dependable, good-looking utilitarian wares from an unexpected source: Zara Home. The clothing-turned-housewares company now offers design-worthy versions of the most basic of the basic (clothespins, metal clips) in pleasing packaging; take a look.
Above: Old-fashioned Wooden Clothespins are made from acacia wood and come in a cotton bag; $17.90 for a pack of 20.
Above: A versatile Folding Wooden Clothes Horse ($179) is made of acacia wood and cotton (“covered in resin to prevent clothing from becoming stained or dyed,” the company notes) and folds up compactly.
Above: Cedar Blocks with Hanging Loops are made of red cedar with jute loops, handy for hooking onto hangers to keep moths away and keep clothes smelling fresh; $12.90 for a pack of six.