Friday, February 12, 2010

Trunk Space



I love that this wooden trunk by The Hansen Family provides the perfect solution for those of us who are too lazy to put our clothing away on hangers. Not to mention the built in play on the word trunk. Added benefit, the clean profile of the closed trunk nicely disguises any potential jumble stored within.

2 comments:

ep said...

I love that. I also loved it when people used to travel with trunks. I remember some I Love Lucy episode where she thought about stowing away in a trunk? Probably trying to hide when they were going to Europe. I actually had a trunk when I first went to Parsons. I guess my mom was old school and thought I should show up with all my stuff in one big container. It was cheap, not as nice as that - basically just a big box. I wonder what ever happened to it...

jane said...

My brothers both went off to college in Indiana with trunks packed. We lived close to NYC so when I head for Parsons I didn't seem to need one. It also gave my mom an excuse to run into the city with bags of groceries and other essentials left behind at home.

When I headed off to Junior year abroad in Paris I finally had a trunk. So did my two traveling companions Julia and Mimi. We traveled on a cheap Capitol Air flight and they were none to happy to see our three huge trunks at the check in. We flew into Brussels and spent a few luxurious days with Julia's Uncle who was an Ambassador. Then we lugged those trunks filled with art supplies, clothes and other possessions we thought crucial to life abroad on to the train to Paris. The cab driver who took us from the station to Parsons was also not a fan of our over-sized luggage. That trunk served me well that year in Paris. I was able to pack everything I owned inside and it seemed a home unto itself sometimes as I navigated living in a foreign culture. It is outside in the garage high up on a shelf. Now I'm wondering if any old treasures are tucked inside.