Clean Sweep: Cool Dual-Use Flip-Over Dust Pan + Bin In One

Unless you’re lucky enough to live in a mansion, chances are you’ve wished for more space in your home at some point. This clever little home accessory does the work of two different tools, giving you double the usefulness for the amount of space a small trash can takes up.

An easy-flip design makes it possible to use this little box as either a dustpan for collecting floor sweepings or a garbage bin. If you’re like us and tend to procrastinate on emptying the garbage until it’s nearly overflowing, needing it empty to do the sweeping up might be motivation enough to keep it clear.

This simple but stylish handled bin represents everything we love about inventive industrial design: it takes a common object (or two, rather) and puts a creative new spin on it. The doubly-useful DustPan+Bin is an invention of the award-winning Lufdesign, a project of designer Tsunho Wang.

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See more in Industrial Design or under Technology. August, 2011.