Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Bin

I treated myself to a stainless steel recycling bin that has served elegantly and well. It would serve even better if I could sit on it, and better yet if it had a handle that could be pulled up for a back rest. A pair of wheels would bring the design to the perfection of a nineteenth-century parlor chair.

About twenty years ago, "The World of Interiors" featured a restoration of a traditional English canal barge, that housed and generated income for a family in a tiny space. The owner had fitted the cabin with upholstered storage cubes with backs. The cubes could seat diners or be lined up against the hull like a banquette -30-



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