10 Lunch Boxes That Will Make You Actually Bring Your Lunch
Whether you’re surrounded by delicious food trucks or working in the middle of nowhere, bringing lunch to school or work can be a daily struggle. But with fall in the air and plenty of delicious autumn recipes to choose from, all you’re missing is the perfect lunch box to complete the package. Because if a super cool neon lunch container isn’t going to motivate you to bring your lunch, what is? Get packing with these stylish lunch boxes we wish we had tucked way at our desk.
1. OmieBox ($50): Once a Kickstarter dream, this creative lunch box is becoming a reality. The design allows for plenty of customization and different compartments for organizing food. Whether you’re packing for the kids or yourself, you may as well pre-order this hyped-up lunch box while you can. For Omiebox lunch inspiration, look no further than this chicken and pesto zucchini-noodle recipe at the Snixy Kitchen.
2. Cool, Calm and Connected Bento Box ($18): This five-piece bento box with a matching fork and spoon means all you have to worry about is prepping a big batch of your favorite rice dish or noodles. The size is a bit larger than most bento boxes, so prep accordingly and enjoy all week!
3. Colorful Lunch Box ($11): These little boxes are perfect for storing a small sandwich with a snack, or even a small salad. Get two for some stylish color options and versatility when it comes to packing your meals.
4. Takenaka Bento Box ($26): Choose from an array of gorgeous hues with this upscale bento box. It features a more traditional small size, plus it’s microwave safe.
5. Yo Lunch Bag ($45): Bring a little personality to your daily lunch routine with this eco-friendly fabric lunch bag. On even your most stressful days, the cheerful print will bring a smile to your face.
6. Robot Lunch Box ($20): Go retro with this quirky, classic robot lunch tin. The hard surface keeps food from getting dented or bruised, and that adorable design is hard to beat.
7. Screen-Printed Lunch Bag ($16): Now cat lovers can show love for their furry friends at every snack break.
8. Retro Metal Lunch Pail ($55): This handmade, fire-engine-red lunch pail has many uses, from everyday lunches to fun picnics. Its generous size means you can pack up the week’s lunches all at once, so you don’t have to worry about remembering your sandwich every morning.
9. Vertical Stokes Grey Lunch Tote ($25): With a fun, modern design on the outside and a handy interior pocket on the inside, you can’t go wrong with this cute lunch tote.
10. Button Lunch Bag Tutorial: Looking for a DIY option instead? Get your sewing on with this easy how-to, complete with a free sewing pattern printable. Plus, this way you get to choose your favorite fabric pattern for a customized look! (via Brit + Co)
Which lunch box are you craving? Share your favorites with us in the comments below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)