Posts Tagged ‘design’
This year we celebrate 5 years! This is all because of your belief in us and in what we are doing to help the world and keep each other organized!
Thanks for all your amazing support. We look forward to a new year of innovation and building possibilities and communities with Way Basics!
Here at Way Basics, we encourage individualization and customization through our modular zBoards, allowing our customers to not only select, but design their own furniture to satisfy both organizational needs, and creative ones. With that said, we’d like to introduce one of our awesome retailers! Module R is a fantastic gallery that takes the idea of the “Age of Personalization” and brings it into design and art, blurring the line between items that are mass-produced facsimiles and unique, personalized artifacts. Check out their website to learn more about Donald Rattner, their founder, and their fresh and much-needed role as a “central marketplace where customizable and transformable design (and art) from around the globe could be presented as a coherent body of work.” Be sure to stop by and check them out if you’re ever in the Brooklyn area!
These recycled paper modular cubes from Way Basics are an eco-friendly way to store your stuff. Build them, pile them and then fill them. great for adults and children alike. Depth 11.3 in, width 13.4 in, height 12.6 in. available in many colours $20. Ecolo Panda 759 Commerciale, St. Jean Chrysostome, Quebec. 418-839-3299 ~ www.ecolopanda.ca. In the U.S. available at www.waybasics.com
Introducing the Charlotte Table Set! This table set has been one of the staples of Way Basics, so we’re very excited to offer the new design on this tried and true Way Basics gem. Each stool is a mini version of the table and features the cut-corner look, which helps to prevent some of those everyday bumps and bruises of the playroom. The slot design of the table and stools is very simple to assemble. Simply slide the base boards together and stick the top on. Each stool comfortably tucks under the table when not in use. Oh the beauty of modular designs!
Another staple of the Way Basics product line is our super simple assembly process. We’ve made our assembly process even easier by integrating dowels into the design. Simply peel back the protective covering on each adhesive strip, insert the dowels, and set the boards together.
Check out how we’ve used Wall Candy Decals on the White Charlotte Table Set! How fun is that!?
Playful, fun, creative, sturdy, and unique are just some of the words that have been used to describe the Charlotte Table Set. We love the Charlotte and know that you will too!
We got a chance to sit down with the most popular item at waybasics.com for an interview. In this interview, the Cube talks all about how it came to be, what it’s made of and plans for the future.
WB: So Cube, what makes you so popular?
Cube: Well, I come in 9 different colors, you can accessorize me with storage baskets and decorate me with the new decals from Wall Candy and Wee Gallery. Not to mention, I go great with all the other zBoard items.
WB: Very cool. But what makes you so different from all the other Cubes out there?
Cube: Glad you asked. For starters, I’m made of 99% recycled paper.
WB: Wow, really? How’d you manage that!? And what about the other 1%?
Cube: It’s true. I’m actually made in Taiwan, which is much more advanced than the rest of the world in their paper manufacturing technology. Necessity is the mother of all invention you know, and with resources in short supply in Taiwan, it’s important to make good use of the materials they have. So here I am! The other 1% is actually virgin paper.
WB: So why is that necessary?
Cube: Eco friendly ink is printed directly onto the virgin paper, and it’s made into the paper veneer that wraps my inner core.
WB: We’ve found that almost all household furniture contains MDF or particle board, which also contains VOCs and formaldehyde. Please don’t tell me that you have that harmful stuff.
Cube: I’ve heard about that too, and worry not! There’s no VOCs, formaldehyde, or ANY toxic materials in me. I’ve actually undergone third party testing, so you can lay your worries to rest. Many families are concerned with off gassing and other toxins being present, so I’m happy to say that you’ll get none of that nonsense with me.
WB: Wheeew.. That’s a relief. So there really isn’t any comparison is there?
Cube: You guessed it. Now the only trick is gonna be finding some sunglasses that’ll fit my stylish self.
WB: Well if that’s the only thing you have to worry about, life is good! Any plans for the future?
Cube: The possibilities are endless you know. My main goal is helping people to live simply. With everything getting more and more complicated, I feel like we should slow things down and bring it back to the basics.
WB: Very true. Well I’d say good luck, but I know you’re not gonna need it. You might need a little luck with the shades though lol. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to talk to us. We really appreciate it.
Cube: Of course! You know, if you have any other questions, I’m happy to answer any questions you might have. Drop me a line at talktous[at]waybasics.com any time.
Cube with Shelf: Yes it’s a Cube, but it also has a shelf! This new design is perfect for organizing all the small things in life that seem to either make their way into the trash can, or lost in the cavernous depths of the junk drawer. It’s also great for some of those hard to store items like shoes. Just think, 6 of these Cubes could fit your shoe collection perfectly. Ok maybe 10 Cubes. You’ll find that the Cube with Shelf is as fun and easy to assemble as peel, stick, done! The Cube with Shelf is the perfect solution for anyone trying to make life just a little bit easier.
The Cozy Bench is a functional necessity for every home and is a great solution for your entryway, bedroom, living room, or kid’s room. Three storage compartments perfectly fit the Cozy Cube that will help organize and tame the madness! The world’s easiest assembly just got even easier! The Cozy Bench uses paper dowels to help you align the zBoards perfectly in place. We’ve also gone backing board free with the Cozy Bench! Check out the additional images to see some great ways to make the Cozy Bench your own!
Treehugger writer Kristen said it so well, we’ll just repeat what she wrote here: “Gone are the days when a few cinder blocks and a couple of 2×6′s constituted your shelving units. Today you can get shelves for pretty cheap, but the materials that go into them are also pretty cheap and probably not sustainable. The folks at Way Basics decided to engineer a product that uses some of that excess waste office paper, but that is also durable enough to last for years before it is recycled back into more zBoard shelves and cabinets. The zBoards are made from 100% — 99% post-consumer recycled and 1% paper veneer for the outside.” (via Treehugger.com)