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The best design not only looks good, but serves a purpose and does it in a simple, efficient matter. By those standards, the military-issue first aid kit (General Purpose, #6545-00-922-1200) is as good as it gets. While the kit certainly looks old school with its olive drab color and retro first aid symbol, the case and its contents have been updated for today. That means that inside the dust-resistant and water proof shell is a veritable triage center—from pain pills to an ice pack—that you can actually use. So mount it in the bathroom because it looks cool and when you need a band-aid and some antiseptic, it's easily within reach.

$30 at Design Within Reach




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