Our creative director Leo made a cute little video showing where zBoards come from. Take a look
Announcing the second round of the Messy Room Contest! Made popular by Way Basics fans from across the country, here is your chance to air your dirty laundry and win some cash for the clutter!
Organization seems so simple, yet many times it’s just short of unachievable—that is, without the help of Way Basics of course! Last time we ran this contest we focused on messy bedrooms, so this time around we’ll be focusing on messy/disorganized living rooms and family rooms.
The Dirt: Send us a photo of your messy living room to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include yourself in the photo along with your name. We’ll keep entries open until the end of the week (Friday October 1st). The top entries will be announced right here on our blog on Monday October 4th, then we’ll let the loyal Way Basics blog followers vote on their pick for the winner of the contest.
The winner gets a $100 shopping spree at waybasics.com, so if you want to ensure victory, get your friends to vote for you! Good luck everyone and have fun! Ready, set, go!!
For a look at what happened last year with the Messy Room Contest click here.
With the work week winding down and plans for the weekend no doubt in full swing, here are a few quick pick-me-ups to make you feel better right now:
1. Listen to the song “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves. “I’m walkin’ on suuun-shiiiine wooo-ooah”
2. Go for a walk. Soaking up the Vitamin D has been proven to elevate your mood.
3. Catch up with an old friend. Reminiscing happy times will create happiness right here and now.
4. Buy flowers for yourself or someone close to you. They smell good, look good, and if you’re buying for a certain special someone, you’ll make their day.
5. Smile. Even if have to fake it at first, you’ll be more approachable and generally perceived as a happy person. Smiles are contagious too!
Before we had Playstation, XBox, iPods, DVDs, and other electronic gadgets, children’s playtime was simple and imaginative. We didn’t need any fancy toys, just a few props, and our fantasies entertained us and our friends for hours. It seems like as humanity progresses, our prerequisite for entertainment and leisure seeks out luxury, technology, and the latest and greatest.
Cardboard playhouses from Box Creations are the complete opposite of what kids play with today. They’re simply made from recycle cardboard and easily fold up to create a fun play environment. Large enough to accommodate 2-3 children, Way Basics currently offers 4 adorable designs: Country Cottage, Medieval Castle, Princess Carriage, and a Space Shuttle.
The Country Cottage includes real swinging doors, swinging windows, a mail box and even a chimney! Recreate your medieval fantasy as a knight or princess in the Medieval Castle. Become a princess in the country side enjoying tea time besides your Princess Carriage. Carriage comes complete with 2 authentic lanterns, swinging carriage doors and a sunroof! Take off into outer space with the Space Shuttle. Flip up booster door in back of shuttle for easy entry and front windshield flips up for additional peak-a-boo play!
Each playhouse comes pre-printed designs with 4 non-toxic washable markers for tons of coloring fun. We’re really excited to introduce this line of live simply products for kids. Let’s bring back the simple childhood days and encourage imaginative play.
Our team has had so much fun with our Vapur bottles. We’ve freezed them with water to keep our cool this summer and then conveniently packed them when we’re done. Freeze it with juices for your kids a day at the park or beach. The caribeener lets you carry it hands free. Hook it on your jeans, hook it to a stroller, your bag, you name it. The possibilities and uses are endless. Vapur bottles have also been upgraded with a translucent cap. It used to be an opaque white, but now it matches the translucent styling of the pouch.
We’ve just got our first shipment or Orange colored Vapur. We’re looking for the most creative use of Vapur water pouches. Click “leave a comment” below or click here and share with us your ideas. We’ll randomly pick a winner on Friday 9/24.
Already have a few Way Basics Cubes and looking for other ways to organize? We started carrying storage cubes from JJ Cole Collection earlier this year and they have been the perfect match for easy organization. At Way Basics we like to call them Cozy Cubes because they fit right into our Cube collection and feels like a cozy space to store your things. We searched near and far for the best collapsible storage cube and we believe the designers at JJ Cole hit the mark. Made from high quality fabrics and accented with sophisticated details, Cozy Cubes’ elegant design matches the simplicity of Way Basics storage products. They come in 5 colors: slate grey, sky blue, earth brown, grass green, and flower pink. Our favorite playful combo is white storage cubes with any colored Cozy Cube or if you’re looking for a higher end look, try espresso cubes with the earth brown Cozy Cube. We recently introduced the Nesting Bins for those looking for a simple tray to store your things. We love these so much and of course we use them around our design studio. We’re sure you’ll love them too or we’ll take them back no questions asked
Shop the collection here.
Just peel, stick done? No tools required, no hardware included? How can that be and will it hold, is it strong? People often ask us these questions about our zBoard storage furniture and we thought a short little video can help demonstrate the remarkable simplicity of our products. During our development process, we found out from 3M that adhesive is used in aircraft wings! The constant vibration from the wings require more than just screw that may come loose over time. The solution is adhesive used to bond wing parts together. In zBoard storage products, we use 3M industrial adhesive and eliminated the need for tools and hardware in the assembly process. As we all know from a certain large blue and yellow retailer, furniture assembly can be difficult :) Way Basics believes in keeping things simple and doing the right thing which means making products that are easy to use, practical and sustainable. We’re just so excited about our products, we’ll be quiet now and let you watch the video.
This video shows how strong the zBoard storage products are. You can even stand on it!
|We’ve been featured in the fall issue of Coast Kids Magazine! The back to school season is upon us and we’re excited to see how everyone will be using Way Basics products to help you live simply!Way Basics Storage Cubes and Shelving Units: Eco-smart, colorful and a snap to assemble, Way Basics’ storage units are based on the Cube as a modular design element. Made from environmentally sound building blocks called zBoards (which are 99% post consumer recycled paper) the cubes are lighter, stronger and more durable than particle board. A single page of illustrated instructions zips you through assembly using industrial strength 3M adhesive to peel, stick and create your Cube in a snap!|
|Zooey Magazine is hosting a benefit for the Farm Sanctuaryin order to raise awareness of the efforts to care and rehabilitate for farm animals across the country that have been subject to abuse.
The Farm Sanctuary has two shelters, one in Northern California and another in New York. A host of celebrities will be attending the event as well as some key sponsors of the event including Way Basics. Way Basics is happy to support the Farm Sanctuary. We hope the event is a huge success!
The event will take place August 15th from 1-5 PM in Culver City.