Monday, August 9, 2010

Two-Bushel Wheeled Hamper

Canvas wheeled basket - 2 bushel

I love this item.  It was originally a stuffed animal holder.  It's next life was a skateboard/scooter holder.  It's newest reincarnation is a laundry hamper.  So much so, I am designing 2 of them into my kids' new bathroom.  Problem...I purchased mine many many years ago at The Museum of Useful Things.  They are currently out of stock in this lovely item.  Remarkably, the price of $120 hasn't changed over the years.  It has been written up in design blogs, maybe this is why it isn't available any more.

Thorough searching led me to where they have the same looking cart for $182.   I tried to sweet talk my brother into selling me his.  He promptly found it on Ebay for $100/+$20 shipping.  I am going to try calling MUT to see if they have more coming in.  I am a loyal customer and love their products.  If they fail me here, Ebay, here I come.

clyrago: MBT - the anti-shoe

Update...clyrago: MBT - the anti-shoe
Even though our local summer isn't producing much heat, my shoes are running hot. I don't wear socks in the summer and the shoes have been getting sweaty. Well, really, it's my feet getting sweaty, but it doesn't help the shoes any. My solution was to look for these in sandals. Back to my local shoe shop, I tried the sandals on. Comfy, but again $250. Back to my resource of online shopping I went. Unfortunately the "cuter" versions were not as deeply discounted as the previous style I purchased. That's what I get for shopping with a need, in season. 3 weeks of vacation was upcoming the next week. Lots of heat and walking. I had to get these. I tried to use Orthosandals as a substitute, but they rubbed my feet on top and made owies. So, I went and in less than 2 days I had my sandals. $200 that I do not regret spending. I have worn them everyday since receiving them, walked miles and miles, drove miles and miles and so on. This is saying a lot because I don't have a lot of disposable income right now. They are worth every penny.