Classiky Sewing Box
We got these beautiful Classiky Sewing Boxes in from Japan in our last order from them, and I've been meaning to share a few more photos of the details and how the boxes work. This is one of their more elaborate wooden storage units, officially a sewing box, but perfect for storing other small items, like stationery or crafting. It has two upper storage compartments that open out to reveal a surprisingly large compartment underneath.
I love the details and craftsmanship of the wooden items from Classiky - everything is done with such high quality finishes, and the mechanisms operate so smoothly. This is one of those pieces that I can imagine finding in a vintage stop decades from now, or being passed down from a family member, and having some marks or wear and tear from being used, but still being a beautiful and beautifully working storage piece. I particularly love that larger items can be held underneath but still be accessible. I do have a medium Classiky First Aid Box, which I use to bring supplies back and forth to the cottage, but I love that the additional compartments make it easy to see and access everything without having to root around or unload. As you can imagine, Caleb loves the idea of all these different pockets and nooks, especially when given the opportunity to use the supplies inside.
***In other news, we received part of our Hobonichi shipment in today! We're still waiting for the rest of it to arrive, hopefully tomorrow, but the team has already started shipping out pre-orders. All these new choices have me waffling back and forth between how I want to start January off next year. Things are bound to get a little crazier as we enter into the holidays, but as we get ready to welcome the new baby and send Caleb off to school (with an impossible number of forms and welcome picnics and tasks like picking up indoor shoes that I never really seemed to think were so onerous when I was a teacher...) - I'm hoping to simplify next year, as, I suppose, is the goal every year. I've been on a decluttering binge for the last few years, physically decluttering items from our home that we aren't using anymore, and I've been trying to be careful about new things that aren't consumables (paper, ink) that I bring into my desk and my life, so I want to make sure the things I select are really going to be part of helping me enjoy writing and all of the things that fill my days.