Baskets Containers

Segmented Jars by Ben Fiess

Are these jars meant for functional use or merely as art objects? Perhaps both, as rare as that might be. Ben Fiess brings us quite a few color options on these slightly-odd-yet-beautiful jars, and each vessel breaks apart into container, strainer, lid and cap.

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00 - 105.00
Available from: IKO IKO

Iittala Jars

Iittala Jars are certainly a beautiful way to store away your odds and ends in the kitchen, bathroom, or office. The jars are mouth-blown of non-leaded glass and have airtight lids with a rubber seal. Considering the cost, you might want to use these jars for areas where they’d be seen- maybe on open shelving in the kitchen- because it’d be a shame to hide them away in a cupboard or cabinet. Note: You are able to purchase jars separately, however the links below are for sets of 5, in either small or medium sizes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: greenergrassdesign

Patricia Urquiola Wire Baskets

Update: Two of these three wire baskets by Patricia Urquiola are now more than half off, which means you just might be able to afford one or two. Each basket is made from a single module of wire which is repeated 15 times and intertwined to create the shape. If you’d like some height, keep in mind that the Wire Centerpiece can be stacked on top of the Citrus Basket. Made in Italy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00 - 100.00

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Available from: DWR

Basket and Barrel Lug Trug

Storage can be tricky, especially if you’re short on cabinets and closets. These lug trugs from Strand Design are pretty perfect for corralling all manner of stuff (newspapers, firewood, toys, etc.) out in the open, as they look particularly nice and sturdy. They are made from recycled rubber and hand stitched with polyester thread.


Purchase Information:

Price: $180.70
Available from: Strand Design

Collapsible Laundry Basket

This isn’t for everyone, but it seems so handy to have such a large-ish rolling basket to simply collapse and store when not in use. Quite similar to the Collapsible Wire Basket from CB2 (and, most likely from the same maker/manufacturer), this basket collapses when you don’t need it for your household miscellany (toys, laundry, etc.).

Material: Metal
29″ height, 22″ dia., 13.5″ basket depth

Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Available from: House 8810

First Aid Storage Box

If you’d rather assemble your own first aid kit than spend money on a premade kit (like the Best Made Co. one), consider this sturdy metal box with rivited clasps and hinges. Embossed lettering clearly labels the contents making it easy to find, which is, of course, important in an emergency.

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Available from: design warehouse santa fe

Collapsible Wire Basket

Baskets aren’t normally something to fawn over, but the idea of a collapsible basket is certainly intriguing. When you need to corral anything from toys to towels, it’s a rather large (22″dia.x12″H) container, and when it’s empty it collapses to what seems to be an inch or two high. Just the size to store under the bed or sofa, or maybe even hang on the wall.

Handmade from iron with natural finish.
Indoor use only.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.95
Available from: CB2

SIWA Paper Boxes

Ooo, SIWA (pronounced shiwa) paper box collection is on sale over at DWR. Designed by Naoto Fukasawa for Onao (family-run company that operates Japan’s oldest paper machine), these boxes are water resistant and can hold up to 22 pounds. With three sizes to choose from, they’d be great containers for collecting/storing miscellany around the house.

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.50 and up
Available from: DWR

Cubist Wall Shelf

Here’s a nice little collection of shelves for keeping things just within reach in the kitchen or above one’s desk.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199
Available from: CB2

Vincent Van Duysen Ceramic Containers

I’m loving these wood and earthenware storage containers by Belgian designer Vincent Van Duysen.

Available in 4 colors, with varying height and lid thickness.

Purchase Information:

Price: $225-$325
Available from: Belkina

Bow Bin

Plastic bins are rarely something to be admired, but in the case of this collection, added wickerwork makes for an altogether different breed of basket. Produced by the indigenous Aeta people of the Philippines (via fair trade NGO Preda) and designed by Cordula Kehrer, each bin is made from sustainably harvested rattan and reclaimed bins.

Available for pre-order.
Approximate ship date: 9/15/2011

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00 - 48.00
Available from: Areaware

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David Stark Rope Bowl

And, I think I just found the perfect place to put my wallet, keys and cell phone when I come home.

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.00
Available from: West Elm

Pail by Monika Piatkowski

A felt bucket, you say? Why would you need that? Well, it’s wonderfully soft and you could fill it with magazines, papers, knitting, toys, so on and so forth. It would be great for toting things up and down the stairs or to and from the car.


Purchase Information:

Price: £75.00
Available from: Theo

MIO’s Pop-Up Basket

Get this, this flat-packed steel basket can be stretched to whatever height you want. So, in its shortened size, it’s a small basket for odds and ends; in its heightened size it could be an umbrella stand or recycling bin or whatever else you can think of. There’s also a Bicycle Pop-Up Basket ($75) that looks like it’d be pretty handy to have as well. (Image shown below.)

Designed by Jaime Salm and Brian Kelly, manufactured by MIO.
Laser-cut, powder coated steel.
18″l x 13″w x 14″h


Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: 2Modern

Telephone Wire Baskets

Recycled telephone wire is hand woven into some surprisingly bright-yet-traditional patterned baskets. Known as izimbenges, these baskets were originally crafted from hand-dyed grass using techniques passed down from generation to generation. Might make an interesting accent piece for your home or a special gift for a friend or family member.

Made in South Africa from recycled telephone wire.

Medium, 11.5″ diameter, $175.00
Large, 15″ diameter, $295.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Availability: Buy Telephone Wire Baskets here