In praise of the humble trash can:
Anthropologie, on its website, is selling a trash can. But not just any trash can. A design-forward trash can. A “West Village” trash can. The item—composed of matte, corrugated metal—is handmade, the site notes, and comes complete with either a rope-based handle or two wooden ones. Taking an extremely literal interpretation of “the rustic look,” the object is covered, subtly and also not subtly at all, in a thin coat of rust.
The brand initially offered the “West Village Corrugated Can” for $148, plus shipping; it can now be had, however, for the starkly reduced price of $99.95.
And we’re not talking about recycling bins or even those rubber things; I mean a round, metal can with a lid that had a metal handle on top. There was always something honest about those old cans, and they were more fun to bang on.