Fortunately our friends at Casa Mia Café came to the rescue, passing along a couple of retired IKEA Expedit shelving units that, whether by coincidence or design, happen to be the perfect size to fit the 13 inch square boxes.
So our chaotic office suddenly got a lot more neat and organized this morning:
The Expedit system from IKEA is really rather ingenious: not only do they sell the shelves themselves, which are simple, elegant and flexible, but they also sell a whole host of accessories, from doors to drawers to baskets. And the maker community has a rather overwhelming collection of Expedit Hacks, from hamster home to wine rack to standup desk.
I was so inspired by the sudden sense of organization in the office that I celebrated by buying a house plant (on sale now at Hearts & Flowers on University Avenue: they have a great selection and are very giving with the house plant advice).