schools, baskets made from thin, pliable wire have long been recognized
for their utilitarian value. More recently, designers have latched on to
these lithe vessels as a way to introduce a rustic or industrial touch.
Wire baskets of all shapes and sizes—both vintage and modern—are
widely available; they add dimension to a room while providing some very
Above: A Vintage Industrial Primitive Two Handle Wire Basket from Vagabonds and Caravans on Etsy; $85.
Above: Available in many shapes and sizes, farmhouse egg baskets
are among the most versatile: You can hang them from the ceiling, place
them on the counter, and even use them, as my friend does, as a salad
spinner. (Whipping the lettuce around outside is so much fun.) When not
in use, these baskets collapse flat for easy storage. Image via Vintage by Alex Keller.
Above: Fog Linen offers several stylish wire storage options, including this delicate Wire Mesh Oval Tray from Shelf Life; $25.
Above: Vintage-style Pool Locker Baskets like these from Restoration Hardware are useful for storing everything from toys to linens; $39 to $59.
Above: Olive Manna sells a changing array of vintage and vintage-style wire baskets.
Above: Brook Farm General Store offers a line of rustic wire containers made in India, including this Wire Wastepaper Bin; $45.
Above: Wire baskets even make great DIY Lamp Shades. This one, via Hruskka on Etsy, is sold out, but a similar Wire Pendant Shade is available for $69 AU (approximately $64) from Holy Funk of Melbourne.
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