Marie Kondo, Tidyness Queen, has dropped a collaboration with The Container Store, the Valhalla of Type-A personalities. And while much of the collection veers hard into Pinterest-grade home design twee-ness (witness all the fake marble print), there’s one piece that immediately caught my eye. A Kondo x Container Store banger that might, with enough time and word-of-mouth, rise to grail-dom like the most hyped of vintage IKEA. Please, look at this handsome as hell laundry hamper.
The contrast of the lattice bamboo exterior with the bright canvas lining channels the ethereal lightness of Japanese tatami rooms—unlike most hampers, which channel your instincts to hide them behind the closest door. You could sneak the Marie Kondo x The Container Store Shoji 2-section bamboo hamper onto the floor of a Design Within Reach—right next to one of those $200 trash cans—without arising suspicion from an employee. And unlike some high-design laundry baskets, this hamper is basically the size of a big duffel bag (approximately 120 liters, if we did the math right). Which means it’s actually big enough to hold a week’s worth of laundry. Speaking of laundry, when you need to do yours, the liner has a pair of handles, so you can just yank it out and tote your laundry wherever: the laundromat, the basement, your parent’s house.
The Shoji 2-Section Bamboo Hamper is the real shining light of the 65-product collection. But here are a few other items we could see sparking some joy to your place. Especially if one of your New Year’s resolutions involves no longer using your chair as a clothes hanger.