NICE CUBE: Forget the particule board -- this eco-friendly storage cube from Way Basics hides some wicked cool features in a recycled paper shell. The whole cube may be made from recycled paper, but it's strong enough to use as an impromptu seat or step-stool. Better still -- you can forget about IKEA-style allen wrenching or busting out the screwdriver; each piece of the cube has an adhesive strip on the edge to put the cube together. Just peel off the covering, stick the pieces together, and your recycled wonder box is complete. GET IT: Yanko Design, $20.
By Greg Janda
Updated at 10:27 AM CST on Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011