January 22, 2013
bookofjoe's Favorite Thing: Umbra Skinny Waste Basket
Why is this one better?
1. Looks far more stylish
2. Cheaper than its ancestor
3. Almost disappears* from your mise-en-scène
4. Narrow space-saving design fits in more places
5. Killer app: the shape lets you put it right up against a desk or table edge and sweep your detritus — in my case oftimes a huge pile some 6"-8" in diameter of Chinese sunflower seed shells, licked by Gray Cat — neatly into the can.
Also in Bronze, Purple, Red, Silver, and Black.
*This holds true only for the white version
You say you want a pic of Gray Cat putting it through its paces?
All right, all right... hang on....
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The biggest problem I have with these kind is that it is hard to put in a liner. I always get the plastic bags from the grocery store knowing I can reuse them much easier than I can the paper...and the #1 thing I use them for is trashbin liners.
Give me a waste basket that liners can go in easily, one that is designed to use grocery store bags, and I'll be a happy man.
Posted by: clifyt | Jan 23, 2013 9:44:14 AM
I think I know someone who has one of these (bronze) and I have always admired it.
This probably isn't a popular view, but I'm against garbage cans that blend in or try to hide in some way. I'm always relieved to see a garbage can in a room, especially a really nicely, elegantly appointed room, since I seem to have a knack for generating copius detritus from almost nothing. And nothing worse than both hands & all pockets full of bits of paper and cocktail weenie skewers and candy wrappers and whatnot with no place to deposit the load. I'm comforted by a garbage can with no shame. The white one would spook me, and plus, anything drippy or outright liquidy (not white) might give it a charnel house look, which I would not go for.
Posted by: Flautist | Jan 22, 2013 5:29:10 PM
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