Belgian Basics with a Fairy Tale Twist by

Issue 26 · Block Party · June 30, 2014

Belgian Basics with a Fairy Tale Twist

Issue 26 · Block Party · June 30, 2014

From Antwerp design company Xala, Goldilocks-style household essentials: watering cans that are extra large and extra-small, and a bucket that's just right. They're made of non-toxic HDPE, high-density polyethylene plastic. True, we generally avoid plastic, but in this context, it's undeniably practical: lightweight, well detailed, and designed to last, cottage in the woods not required.

Xala bucket and watering can | Remodelista

Above: Xala specializes in basics for the house and garden that are manufactured in Belgium and the Netherlands. Designer Sylvain Willenz conceived the "archetypal bucket—elegant and well proportioned." The Lungo Watering Can, designed by Davy Groseman, takes its shape from old-fashioned coffee pots. 

Xala Lungo watering can | Remodelista

Above: The Lungo Watering Can holds 12 liters and comes in five colors: navy, pale green, pink, yellow, and white. It's available from Neo-Utility for $35.

Xala buckets | Remodelista

Above: The Drop Bucket is available in navy, yellow, pale green, and red, and has contrasting metal handles; $25 each from Neo-Utility.

Xala bucket | Remodelista

Above: The Drop Bucket has a 13-liter capacity. A subtle exterior "evaporating bubble" pattern makes it easier to grip.

Xala Bowl watering can | Remodelista

Above: Sized for small plants, the Bowli Watering Can holds 2.5 liters of water.

For household basics, peruse our Domestic Science posts, including 10 Best Old-World Household Essentials. More Watering Cans? Gardenista has you covered.

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