knot basket

by Grace Bonney

Sometimes the simplest things grab my attention and won’t let go. This hand-knottedĀ rope basket at Alder & Co. has been in my mind for a few weeks now, and I decided that the only way to make room for a new favorite thing was to post this one. Handmade in Japan by Shigeki Fujishiro, Knot is a simple but versatile basket that is treated to work indoors or out. I’d like to keep a few of these outside my front door as a catch-all for winter accessories.* But it would be great for magazines, books or hauling groceries to and from the car. Click here to check out more images of Shigeki’s Knot basket at Alder & Co. xo, grace

*I’ve lost two of my favorite winter hats this year already. I think a designer needs to come up with a cute adult version of those mittens with strings on them (please?). I’m one of those adults who still can’t keep track of my hats and gloves.

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