The Scandinavian chain specializing in ready-to-assemble furniture and housewares can be a source of pleasure or pain (the meatballs can help), caused by the FRAKTA, the huge trash-bin blue tote you're expected to carry a large amount of merchandise in. A bit of a sore on the eye's of someone attempting to make their own space more attractive, it can actually hold up to 55 pounds, making it much sturdier than your average tote. Furthermore, it can be used in other situations calling for reusable bags, such as grocery shopping.

Copenhagen-based studio Herman Cph appreciated the functionality and gave it a redesign. The designers reinvented the bag and the outcome is pretty cute.Made out of "furniture residual fabrics," the limited edition bag is made with two color combinations from the textile producer Kvadrat, and costs $125. Read More