Almost nothing beats a classic wicker bike basket...except maybe this. The Bent Basket by San Francisco designer Faris Elmasu is made with bent plywood. It can be attached to a bike's front or rear rack and will hold any number of different objects, including a 12 pack of beer! Nylon straps stretch over your stuff to keep everything in place. What do you think? Would you make the switch?
If you want to get one (price is unknown), contact the designer directly through his website.