"The moment I fell in love with a bin" by style blogger Daisy at Pretty Green Tea!
Daisy Hatami writes about interiors, travel, food and fashion on her highly individual blog Pretty Green Tea. We love keeping an eye on her eclectic styling and love of colour, so when we found out that she loves 1950’s and vintage design, we thought she’d be the perfect person to review a colourful Wesco Pushboy bin for us. The Pushboy 50L comes in 12 stunning colours plus Stainless Steel, and Daisy chose the Turquoise as it works beautifully with the warm yellows and oranges in 1950's homeware.
We’re delighted that not only did she enjoy using it and testing it at home, but she fell in love with it too. Here’s her review:
“Last October I was standing in a department store in Berlin and spotted a collection of rainbow bins in the distance. I went in for a closer look and found that they were a collection of retro style bins by the brand Wesco. They were colourful, appeared to be of a high quality (German products usually are) and had that 50s style that I love so much. It’s true, that was the moment I fell in love with a bin.
So, when the friendly folk over at Binopolis got in contact and asked if I’d like to review a bin from their collection I jumped at the chance. I was already aware of Binopolis because I’d been eyeing up the wonderful collection of Wesco bins on their website since my last trip to Germany.
Some people might think it’s a little over the top to get excited about a bin. I disagree. My aim over the next few years is to buy less and instead invest in high quality items for my home (with my next move in mind) which I believe are going to last. A bin is used on a daily basis and can take up a large space in the kitchen.
Therefore, I think it’s important to have something that not only looks good but is also built to a very high standard. I don’t want to go out and replace my bin every year, which I’ve been doing each time I’ve moved in the last few years (4 times – wasting money and adding to landfills). I much prefer to buy once and ensure it’s going to last.
I picked out the Wesco Pushboy in Turquoise and I can confirm that it’s a real beauty. It’s a 50 litre bin which is perfect for a family sized kitchen. My Pushboy takes prime place in my kitchen and adds a good burst of colour to the room.The bin flap is very easy to push open and pop rubbish into the bin. It swings back into place and firmly locks in odours. It’s also to easy to wipe over and keep your bin looking spotless. I particularly like the stainless steel handles on the side of the bin. They make it very easy for you to lift the bin off and you’re then left with the stainless steel container inside. You then remove the rubber band (prevents the bin bag from falling down) and simply lift it out.
Wesco bins are made in Germany form durable stainless steel. The Pushboy is the original Wesco bin but they now have many other shapes, sizes and styles within their collection. You must check out the Spaceboy bin, it’s so fun.
After a month of using my Wesco bin I’ve noticed that it has an industrial quality to it and yet still looks fab in my kitchen. It’s easy to use, very sturdy and the rubber band which prevents the bin bag from slipping down into the bin is a game changer. The colourful and timeliness style of this bin helps to brighten up my flat. I know it’s going to fit right in with our next move too.
Binopolis not only stock Wesco bins but a whole host of stylish, quality and functional bins. The website is a pleasure to use and the team behind Binopolis are focused on offering quality customer service, saying: ‘Having satisfied customers is critical to us. There’s no great mystery to ‘customer service’. We like to be treated fairly and with respect when we buy things, so we adopted the same principles for serving our customers’.
I’d like to thank Binopolis for giving me the opportunity to review my dream bin. I’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about it”.
It’s well worth visiting http://www.prettygreentea.com for the full review and many other great ideas and product tips from Daisy.