ISSUE 23  |  Summer Essentials

DIY: Vine Branch Hanging Towel Rack

June 11, 2010 1:00 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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A clever (and easily replicated) idea from German interiors and furniture designer Katrin Arens: the low-tech Vine Branch and Rope, perfect as a bathroom towel rack. Make your own with a salvaged branch, a length of rope, and a couple of hooks. For more on Katrin Arens, see DIY: Slow Design Katrin Arens Plate Rack.

Above L: Stainless steel Swing Hooks from Sugatsune; $39.95 at Alema Hardware. A cheaper option: Koch Forged Shoulder Eye Screws: $5.14 each from Amazon. To see a video on how to install a ceiling hook, go to About. Above R: Natural Hemp Rope; 50 feet for $24.95 at Amazon.