This is a great way to use pretty old books that are destined to be recycled and those wooden clementine crates that are hard to reuse. I also think this is a lovely option for sewing and craft rooms. Not every box needs to be a box. Check out the full how to at Sewing Barefoot.
Using a stretched canvas is a great way to cover a thermostat in the middle of the wall as well. Or old phone jacks or ill placed (smaller) fuse panels. Alternatively you could hang the canvas over the panel but the hinges make it less cumbersome.
Apparently, these adorably designed bits of modern furniture have a honeycomb style storage under the seat. I couldn’t find any inside photos of the storage space in these stools so we’ll have to take their word for it. I really enjoy how these look and would totally have one in my living room.