Bow Bin Waste and Laundry Baskets by Cordula Kehrer

A Beautiful Basket Case: Bow Bins

Turquoise Bow Bin ($36)

Areaware has teamed with fair-trade NGO Preda and the Aeta people, indigenous inhabitants of the Philippines, to produce a new line of wonderfully unconventional waste baskets for all you modernists out there. Conceived by German designer Cordula Kehrer, the baskets are made from sustainably harvested rattan and a colorful plastic bin offsetting the natural wickerwork.

The charming baskets are as visually captivating as they are utilitarian. Whether you use them to stow away small loads of laundry (they range from 10.5-x-10-x-10" to 17-x 14.5-x-14.5"), to toss crumpled-up love notes, or to store bath towels, there's no doubt you'll find plenty of use for them around your house. Ringing up at only $36 and $48, they won't break the bank, either. And at least when you're being wasteful, you can find comfort in the fact that you're supporting marginalized craftsmen across the globe.

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