The toys are accumulating–if not actually reproducing–just as everyone told us they would. And now I think the toys are disproportionately high to the square footage allotted to keep said toys out of eyesight.

Part of the issue isn’t the size of our toy collection, but my inability to have found a toy chest that merges my mid-century modern sensibility with a practical storage solution I can afford. And then [insert trumpet fanfare here] I discovered the Mid-Century Toy Box from L.A. woodworker Kiersten Hathcock, aka the mod mom behind Mod Mom Furniture.

Like all of her pieces, this chest is custom built out of baltic birch plywood, finished in your choice of stains or paints, and made child friendly (unlike original retro-mod pieces) with slow-closing hinges and a non-toxic finish. A few weeks later…voila. The ghosts of Ray and Charles Eames will be standing up and applauding.

The price? Just $300. Wow. –Liz

L.A. area readers: Kathleen will deliver your piece for free!