What's in the box? Sometimes the box itself is what's interesting.

Box set

Show off your library with Blu Dot's Chicago 8 Box Wall Unit ($1,979). Available at Matthew Izzo, 151 N. Third St. and www.matthewizzo.com.

Pony perch

Add extra seating in a pinch with the Blythe Pony Cube ($975). Available at Foster's Homeware, 399 Market St. and www.shopfosters.com.

Power box

The Juice Box by Blu Dot ($129) holds your electronic gadgets while keeping the tangle of cords out of sight. Available at www.velocityartanddesign.com.

Shine on

Keep those loafers and pumps in tip-top shape with this handy Shoe Cleaning Box ($56). Available at www.aplusrstore.com.

Spare garden

The Haute Culture Mini Garden ($72) adds a spot of green wherever you like. Available at www.aplusrstore.com.

Speed racer

The Play Soapbox Cart ($3150) by Normann Copenhagen offers a reinterpretation of this classic. Available at www.velocityartanddesign.com.