Medicine cabinets have taken on a familiar shape since the 1920s, and with a slim, ergonomic profile and built-in mirror doors, they’re a crucial inclusion in most bathrooms and bathrooms. Suspended high enough for a standing adult to handle, and suspended over the obstacle of a sink, your little Tenzing Norgay is less likely to make an ascent for your Korean face masks or the pills against the candy-colored cough. However, never take anything for granted. If in doubt, lock them up.
We’ve come a long way from the wooden or steel cabinets typical of the Edwardian era, some adorned with a red cross and often locked with a key (most were loaded with an Agatha Christie arsenal of deadly treats). Until the 1950s, cosmetics were stored around a dressing table, but we don’t have time for all that polite division of labor today.
If you can do without the mirror or want a place dedicated to serious pharmaceuticals, check out the latest reed glass craze – uniquely blinding while providing a sturdy glass door. Favorite — the haze wall cabinet for Ferm Living — adult class and elegant at €339 (also available in a showcase on legs), finnishdesignshop.comor the cheap metal and glass cabinet from Sklum, at only €109.95, sklum.com.