Not trying to get too Easter-y, but the coming holiday had me searching for good looking and functional baskets and whatnot. While some of these may a bit big for presenting little mementos of spring, they are sure to provide some useful storage space in a super attractive shape. Which do you like? Any recommendations?
Up top is from Baskets of Africa. These amazing things come in dozens of patterns and colors: "Coming from the Bolgatanga region of Ghana, these baskets are traditionally used for carrying goods to and from the market. Weavers in the region use the abundant veta Vera grass to weave these incredibly hardy, useful African baskets. The leather wrapped handle adds to the durability."
This guy is the most expensive, but what's not to like??? Generous, handsome, and bound to get better with age, this tote is made in Spain of vachetta (saddle leather) by Sol y Luna.
Made from 100% cotton yarn the sharp graphic on this basket got my eye. The shop, Shelter 7, has a really nice collection of baskets like this in all black and all white and colors as well.
- Geo Utility Basket - $30
Super cute. This comes in two sizes and is just a cotton canvas utility basket with signature graphics by Arro Home.
- Moroccan Wedding Baskets - $24.99 On Sale Now
From the ever changing, stylish folks at West Elm, these baskets are handwoven in cotton and then embellished with metal sequins. Actually made in India, they are, nevertheless, called Moroccan. They have more sparkle and glam than any of the others.
- Leather Tote by Gildem - $180
By Emilie, founder of Gildem, this handsome tote is "intricately folded", has no fastenings and is made of thick top grain cow hide.
From Leif in Bklyn comes this glowing basket, handmade in Senegal out of dyed typha stalks and plastic. It also comes in green!
Made in Denmark out of polymer felt from recycled PET bottles, this rigid, but soft to the touch, basket comes in three colors. It's a great open design that can't be damaged and is super light.
- Maya Metal Baskets - $190 for 4
Colorful, metal, visually very light with a nice rounded bottom, I thought these would be a very tasteful way to finish off this list. I particularly like the set pictured all together and would do the same at home. I see this in front hall for outdoor gear, toys for kids or maybe just as simple wastebaskets in a home office.