Baskets Containers

Fair Trade Basket Collection

Baskets aren’t usually the first thing you’ll find in a modern interior, but this Fair Trade Basket Collection possesses a sharp, sculptural quality that would do well whether used as objets d’art or as functional storage pieces. Made from palm wood, these baskets would normally warp over time, but Piet Hein Eek chose to specify thin slats strung together to allow for shrinking and expansion.
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Price: $129.00 - 263.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Iittala Aitio Boxes

So, you’re probably developing a complex for the amount of organizational items I throw at you, but really, I’m just trying to help. Iittala’s Aitio Boxes (Aitio = theatre box in Finnish) strike me as the sort of thing that would work equally well in the kitchen or in an office area, as the powder-coated steel would withstand all manner of bumps and bruises. Hang a few on the wall or just set one or two on the countertop to corral kitchen or workplace miscellany.
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Price: $90.00 - 99.00
Available from: Plastica

Hook Basket by Pinetti

Do you like these Hook Baskets from Pinetti? Because they like you too, and want to be seen somewhere in your home. Maybe in the living area for the kid’s toys? Or for keeping your collection of cashmere throws at hand? Perhaps that sounds a little silly, but, let’s face it, you’re not going to plonk down $375+ for a basket only to shove it in some closet for your dirty laundry (seriously, don’t do that), so you might as well utilize it somewhere where storage is sorely lacking and you can appreciate the basket’s details.
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Price: $375.00 - 508.00
Available from: Luminaire

Restore Basket

Maybe you’ve seen one of these Restore Baskets floating around a favorite retailer, and admired its size and soft shape, but did you know it’s made from recycled PET bottles? Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen designed the Restore to be non-obtrusive and friendly, and it’s the perfect size for all manner of stuff- toys, books or even firewood. All sorts of miscellany will be safe (and possibly a little more organized) within its soft walls.
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Price: $99.00
Available from: DWR

Mail Slot Bowl by Dan Sjogren

No matter how neat and clutter free we attempt to be, there’s still a fair amount of mail, keys, and miscellany that follow us through our front doors. To conquer this choas, consider the Mail Slot Bowl by Dan Sjogren. It will keep your most recent paper correspondence lined up neatly in a row. Will it force you to take stock of which documents go to the recycle bin and which go to the filing drawer? Eh, maybe. It also has a reasonably sized bowl to park your keys, which might mean you’ll never lose them again. We can hope.
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Price: $65.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Patinated Brass Vanity Box

At first glance, you might think this is a very, very nice cooking pot, but, no, it’s a vanity/jewelry box. Paris-based designer Lee West has a collection of objects produced at the Carl Auböck workshops, and they all have the same sort of quality and elegance of Auböck’s original works. This particular box is patinated on the outside, with a contrasting brushed brass interior. A mirror is encased within the lid, providing a hand mirror whenever you should need it.
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Price: $380.00
Available from: Merchant No. 4

Brilliant Boxes by Simon Legald

Several bright colors plus a semi-traditional glass pattern make these Brilliant Boxes a perfect fit for this spring season. But what are they for? Trinkets, of course, but only the most special sort. Perhaps a bright turquoise box could be a perfect gift? Or, maybe a Large Smoke Box plus a Small Dark Green might be a nice addition to your dresser top for holding jewelry and other small sundries?
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Price: $37.00 - 55.00
Available from: Royal Design

ObjectBox Wooden Storage Boxes

Just what little odds and ends need to be hidden away? Because chances are that they’ll fit inside the ObjectBoxes from designer Maya Bille. An acrylic sliding lid has the perfect balance of transparency and opacity; you can see the general idea of the box’s contents but not enough to distract you from the beauty of the box. Maybe it could make a nice home for your watches or jewelry? Or desk accessories?
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Price: $68.00- 88.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Phold Container

A built-in lid? Yes, please. The Phold Container sure is cute, and it appears to be incredibly handy as well. The pliant food-safe silicone is perfect for keeping snacks or other small odds and ends safe and sound, just fold over the lid to make sure contents stay put. Think of it for holding your mid-afternoon snack or put it to use in the office area for paperclips and other small sundries.
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Price: $16.00 -30.00
Available from: A+R Store

Hay’s Bits and Bobs Colour Glass Containers

You know that small stuff lying around on desks, dressers, and countertops? These glass containers from Hay would go a long way towards organizing those “wee essentials” in an elegant way. Just take a look at those colors- there’s several reassuring neutrals with the smallest size sporting a bolder orange. The sizes are perfect for storing practically anything- paperclips, bracelets, business cards, you name it.
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Price: $15.00 - 35.00
Available from: A+R Store

Kanto Magazine Holder/Firewood Rack

This bent plywood holder is just begging to store kindling, logs, stacks of magazines, or whatever else your brain may think of. The handle makes short work of toting around contents, though do avoid swinging any small children or live animals about as that will only end in tears. The Kanto Magazine Holder/Firewood Rack is available in natural lacquered birch veneer or your choice of three lacquer options and is currently on sale.
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Price: $174.00
Available from: Hive

Animal Boxes

A couple of years ago I saw a few of these Animal boxes by Karl Zahn lined up along a windowsill in someone’s home, and it struck me how it would be a thoughtful tradition to give one each year as a gift for a friend or loved one. Each box represents a “power” animal, a sort of totem for one’s ambitions. Plus, there’s just enough room inside for something small and special should you decide to take the gift a step further.

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Price: $49.00
Available from: Areaware

Lacquer Lid Boxes

If there’s a handful of small, necessary stuff lying about, you might want to get a couple of these Lacquer Lid Boxes. They’ve got a clean look with an affordable price tag, and they’d go a long way to tidying up whatever surface that is currently covered in that stuff you need at hand. Ash veneer plus a peach or blue lacquered top would fit in wherever you need them: office, entryway, bathroom, or bedroom.
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Price: $24.95 - 34.95
Available from: CB2

Laundry Basket by Lorenzo Petrantoni for Seletti

Few people would say doing laundry is fun, so if there’s any opportunity to make it more visually appealing, then we might as well take advantage of it. This particular Laundry Basket by Lorenzo Petrantoni for Seletti might help you not hate laundry day as much, thanks to its nicely balanced old-world graphic on a natural cotton basket/bag shell. A drawstring top with cord closure and rope handles finish off the functionality.
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Price: $89.00
Available from: GSelect

Reclaimed Tropical Walnut Tool Box

Is this the nicest toolbox you’ve ever seen? I’d wager a guess that is is, and that you wouldn’t want to hide this box away on dusty shelf in the garage. Made with Nogal wood (a.k.a. Tropical Walnut), each toolbox is made by skilled Nicaraguan craftsmen and features comb joints and an interior tray for smaller items. The tray and lid slot easily through the handle for a clean, streamlined look. (And, it’s finally back in stock!)
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Price: $219.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile