When I was a kid, the kitchen drawer next to the fridge was known as the Everything Drawer. Pretty much anything you were looking for could be found there—so long as you were willing to dig. Spare rubber bands and pencils mingled with AA batteries, a singular walkie talkie, bungee cords, and a rock painted by yours truly.
We could have benefited from the storage solutions from brand-new company Toko (launched just a few days ago), designed to create modular, functional order for the tiniest places—drawers—in every room: the kitchen, the home office, the entry, the bath.
The company is the work of husband and wife team Nick Carmen and Marianne Karaan, who wanted to create minimal, flexible systems for keeping drawers in order and free from clutter and overflow. The pieces are inspired by modern furniture and include powder-coated stainless steel rails, bamboo dividers, and accessories like knife blocks and spice racks, all designed to slide together with no tools or screws. For the visual among us, the Toko website features an easy-to-use tool into which you can enter drawer dimensions and create a system to suit your space and routines.
Take a look at how Toko’s small tools can create mindful order every time you open a drawer:
The Entryway Drawer
The Kitchen Drawer
The Office Drawer
The Bath Drawer
To see more (and design your own tiny system), head to TokoDesign.com.
For similar content, see:
- Junk Drawer Wisdom: What to Keep, What to Toss, and How to Keep It Organized
- 7 Favorites: Kitchen Drawer Organizers, Non-Plastic Edition
- In Praise of Trays: 10 Trays in Fiberglass and Enamel
N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published July 2021.