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design-happens-sparrow-clips250x230When a talented designer is involved, the most basic household items can become ultra-stylish. That’s what happened when designer P.Waiwiriya got creative with everyday clothes pins. (You know — the kind that never get used for laundry but always hold your bag of tortilla chips closed?)

This week, we’re giving you the chance to win two sets of these whimsical clips available through the Museum of Modern Art’s MoMA Store – 32 clips total. The sparrows come in four bright colors and are just too cute to stash away in your laundry room. For a chance to win, answer this week’s question before 12/11c, Monday, May 3. Be sure to provide a valid email address so we can contact you if you win.

This week we want to know, what everyday item needs a style makeover? Toilet bowl brushes? Laundry baskets? Gardening tools? You have until 12/11c Monday to answer. Click for official rules.

277 Responses

  1. April Baker says:

    Brooms, Mops, and Dustpans. They never seem to do a great job, look terrible, and are hard to store. I like with Swiffer has done to make the function better but I hate that their items produce waste. Would love to see something new with great form AND function!

  2. Lindsay says:

    Washer and dryer! All the affordable ones are just plain white!

  3. Capri says:

    I want something stylish to hold the items around the sink – gloves, sponge, soap. Couldn't they be covered up but handy?

  4. Val Swabb says:

    Storage drawers. Unless you spend a fortune, you cannot get decent looking storage shelves, drawers, etc. Those plastic ones are very useful, but they have no style!

  5. Randy says:

    pot holders; i use them every day and they are either too square or clunky boxing mits… why not ovals in easier to use composite material?

  6. tracy marcoux says:

    i think a caddy to hold all girls hair stuff for the bathroom. Put them in with the brushes and bins are not handy, besides they get tangeled. I like to see a nice storage box made.

  7. bigbbabocop says:


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