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XTOOL Crate Expansion on Kickstarter


XTOOL is a new kickstarter project that hits close to home for me. They’ve really done their homework and gone to great lengths to expand the usefullness of the milkcrate. They’ve even set up their own milkcrate production with custom colors. These aren’t those faux crates from Bed Bath and Beyond – there are real deal milkcrates from a injection molding facility.



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Boovabox Kickstarter Shows Crate Love

A duo in Pennsylvania is trying to take their project, Boovabox, to the next level. They have a kickstarter project going that ends shortly to raise money to expand their bike box business. These fine boxes are milkcrates at their core. Donate some cash and get in on the ground floor. Milkcrates are always a sound investment.

Green Crate Shelter

Living Pavilion Interior

Figment project worked to build the ‘Living Pavilion’ from their 2010 City of Dreams contest. This was the winning entry and was installed on Governors Island in New York for gatherings and activities on the island. The Living Pavilion was designed by Ann Ha and Behrang Behin.

From the Figment site…
Living Pavilion is a low-tech, low-impact installation that employs milk crates as the framework for growing planted surface similar to a green wall. Living Pavilion aspires to create a synthesis of form, structure, light and life. The pavilion’s surface is planted with hanging shade-tolerant plants that will provide an environment maintained at a cooler temperature because of evapotranspiration from the plants. At the end of the season, the pavilion’s modular design will allow easy disassembly and distribution of the planted milk crates to the New York area for use in homes, public places, and community gardens.

Living Pavilion Exterior Living Pavilion Interior

Crate Bike Storage & A Seat In One

Yael Linveh, a design student in Israel, created this sweet combo milkcrate storage rack & seat for a bicycle. Anything that transforms & uses milkcrates get double bonus points here. He calls it “Two-Go” and his design is build from “off the shelf” parts so anyone can make one for themselves. Two-Go by Yael Linveh via DesignBoom

Milkcrates Make Life Better

The Long Island Index created a design competition to re-imagine the suburbs. The above entry is from Dub Studios and features milkcrates. They know that milkcrates make everything better. via The New York Ttimes, Seven Winning Visions of a Suburbia Reborn

College + Milkcrate

The good people at 160 over 90 ( a top notch design agency in Philadelphia) created a sweet newprint piece for Loyola University. The images here detail the use of the iconic milkcrate form. Every college student knows the milk crate well. Milkcrate Digest got its start at college. via FFFFOUND! or for full images & story at 160over90

WD-40 Recognizes the Milkcrate

Ok, WD-40 isn’t just recognizing milkcrates–they are also celebrating their 40th anniversary. But they do have milkcrates in the ads, which I like. I don’t wanna get nit picky but I have to mention that the milkcrate has changed over 40 years. Details…I’ll let it go. Milkcrates in any national campaign is all good to me. –> WD-40 Celebrates Old-Age with 1950s-Style Can via Wired’s Gadget Lab

Mike Farruggia’s Milk Crate Chairs

Mr. Farruggia emailed photos of his awesome new milk crate chairs. I know how hard this is to pull off, so I take my hat off to him. Someday soon at (not currently live) you will be able to buy these bad boys.

Unis in NYC is Crate Savy

Unis in New York is a high end line and store. Their relaxed interior features a vintage metal milkcrate. –> Sit and Read x Unis Chairs via Cool Hunting

Crates + DJ + Poster

DJs and milkcrates go together like white on rice. A buddy just sent me this great RjD2 poster featuring the object of my affections. –> Waxin’ And Milkin’ via FFFound