Archive for October, 2009

Words About Milkcrates

Rarely, ok never, do I post without a pretty picture of a milkcrate. This will be the one exception. Instructables has a great coversation going about the pressure that a milkcrate can withstand. It’s pretty nerdy and totally awesome. Then I found some guy who loves milkcrates and relates the whole thing to marketing. Who would have thought you could write so much about the lowly milk crate?

How much pressure can the average milkcrate withstand? via Instructables

Milk Crate Marketing via Biznik

Milkcrates in Corian®


What if milkcrates were made out of Corian® by Dupont? Well, in Philadelphia you can see the results (google map link). Corian Bench Inventions in Philadelphia Via Design Milk

Crate Flicks


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Flickr has everything and the milk crate photos are expanding on the daily. These three are just the tip of the iceberg, but represent some of the range. The top one is titled “Doggie Crate” by Chewie2008. The 2nd one is simply called “Milk Crate” by Channel_Mixer. Lastly we have “Milk Crates as shelvesat the Jubilee” by Warmest Regards. Go see their work, spread the milkcrate image love.

Crate Table from Merry Design


Merry Design from Madrid, Spain has this very cool bread crate/table project. It’s a expandable system with a simple design to bring some added utility and design sense to the already functional crate. View some of their other projects on their site.

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Rock Martin Interprets the Milkcrate


Rock Martin, from the good ole’ Australian continent, sent me a link to these great milkcrate inspired pieces. I love the metal one (see below). Check out more pics and his other works at their site –>

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Collage Crate


Julie from Redwood, California uses this “Foremost” milkcrate for all of her collage gear. Welcome to an Open Studios Tour via High Fiber Content

Evolution in Crate Bike Storage


I see bikes everyday with milkcrates attached, and I’m still excited when I see it. This one is next level–some genius in Brooklyn took the bottom of a 2nd milkcrate and made it into a lid for his bike crate. It even has a lock! I love it when a plan comes together. Sweet Milkcrate Basket via Travels and Photos

Playing Through the Hard Times

Sitting on a milkcrate playing a guitar, post earthquake

This photo is amazing by Brett Pibbs of a young boy in Samoa, Indonesia after the earthquake. Day in Photos via Washington Post