Big (Basket) Love

February 26, 2014

On a recent trip to the San Fransciso Flower Mart I was stopped dead in my tracks by the sight of these huge baskets.  I fell in love with their size, color and  potential functionality and immediately bought two for a design client.  Whether one uses them to keep wood next to a fireplace, to store toys in a den or shoes in a mudroom, big baskets can add texture and interest to any room in a home, from foyer to bathroom.

Below are a few images from my Basket Pinboard that show just how versatile these large woven vessels can be:

Are you a fan of the over-sized baskets?  Where and how would you use these big babies in your place?

images: 1./2./3./4./5.

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Katherine February 26, 2014 at 9:57 pm

I have been using big baskets for 35 years. Unfortunately, here in Europe, they are not very affordable and also hard to find. My dog chewed the last lovely one I had. C’est la vie!

dszidon February 27, 2014 at 1:32 am

Katherine, I’m sorry to hear about the fate of your basket. I hope you find a replacement.

Nell Foster February 26, 2014 at 11:57 pm

I used to shop at the SF Flower Market all the time when I lived in SF. Memories of those 6am trips in the fog! Big baskets are great for showcasing big specimen plants, holding towels & firewood, storing blueprints & of course collecting for dirty laundry.

dszidon February 27, 2014 at 1:34 am

Nell, some mornings are so cold and damp at the SF Market, but it’s always a treat to be there.

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