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March 23, 2015
In this week's Modern Monday Twitter conversation, Design Milk posed the question: How can we balance our drive for super-clean, minimal spaces and the reality of living with things? Finding the right storage can make all the difference—a dresser that ensures clothes aren't strewn on chairs, a chest to keep toys in check, a credenza to keep all your dishes neatly stowed, a bar cabinet to hide your penchant for Fireball and cheap vino. Seven such options are in the slideshow that follows.
Ritter chest from Egg Collective

Brooklyn-based design trio Egg Collective has been on our radar for some time now, and the studio continues to impress. The Ritter chest is made from lacquered wood, features a stone top, and bronze detailing.

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Rex Sideboard by Coil and Drift

Inspired by Scandinavian simplicity, the Rex sideboard is handcrafted by Coil and Drift in Brooklyn from cherry wood. It features slender brass pulls and soft-close hinges. The pull down door opens to reveal a mirrored niche—perfect for your at-home bar.

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Lake Bureau by BDDW

BDDW's Lake bureau is customizable in size, material, and finishes. This configuration has hand-carved ebony handles, a sturdy steel base, and oxidized maple front.

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Pacific Dresser by Volk

Turned-brass feet and drawer pulls meet with bleached, solid ash wood in the Pacific dresser by Volk Furniture

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Young Guns 2015 Syrette Lew's Moving Mountains from New York designed the confetti credenza

The Confetti credenza by Young Guns Class of 2015 member Moving Mountains features maple drawer fronts with an ebonized-ash casement. The base and hadware are blackened steel.

Originally appeared in Moving Mountains
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Tilde wood dresser by Alice Tacheny

“The star of the Tilde collection is the pull detail, which I get asked about a lot," designer Alice Tacheny says. "It's tricky to execute because it requires a lot of machining and fitting, and the pulls are my design so I have them custom made. I am always having to break it to people who contact me about buying the hardware how difficult it is to install. To me, grace in physical form means making something look clear and simple and beautiful when in reality it's much more complex to execute and make perfect.”

Courtesy of 
Jeffery Cross
Originally appeared in Modern Woodwork by Way of the California Coast
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Bellboy Phoebe Hi-Fi Credenza

The Phoebe credenza by Bellboy is tailored for hi-fi-equipment and records so you can keep your listening station nice and tidy.

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Ritter chest from Egg Collective

Brooklyn-based design trio Egg Collective has been on our radar for some time now, and the studio continues to impress. The Ritter chest is made from lacquered wood, features a stone top, and bronze detailing.

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