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.
Above: Xala specializes in basics for the house and garden that are manufactured in Belgium and the Netherlands. Designer Sylvain Willenz conceived the “archetypal bucketâ€”elegant and well proportioned.” The Lungo Watering Can, designed by Davy Groseman, takes its shape from old-fashioned coffee pots.
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.
Above: The Drop Bucket is available in navy, yellow, pale green, and red, and has contrasting metal handles; $25 each from Neo-Utility.
Above: The Drop Bucket has a 13-liter capacity. A subtle exterior “evaporating bubble” pattern makes it easier to grip.
Above: Sized for small plants, the Bowli Watering Can holds 2.5 liters of water.