Sometimes the best new ideas are reinventions of old ones. Take the waste cans, dish racks, and utensil holders that have been redesigned by the people at simplehuman, for example. Their trash cans have a pedal-activated flip-up lid that closes quietly and a pedal meant to last for over 50,000 uses (because isn’t that the first thing to go?). Their u-framed, two level dish-drying rack has a detachable second level that provides twice the storage room and features cool loops for hanging and drying wine glasses and cups. But their best product? A cabinet-mounted system broken into two parts—one to store up to 50 plastic grocery bags, and the other to hang a grocery bag for trash. Economical AND environmentally friendly. This is good thinking, folks. Their site deserves a visit.