Friday, January 4, 2008
Child and baby-oriented web sites are featuring felt storage boxes - but these boxes could be used almost anywhere. Just today I read about the Pia Wallén felt boxes from Sweden - available on the internet from a variety of stores. [via Apartment Therapy]
This Netto Felt Basket was the first one I read about. [via babygadget] Update on May 9, 2011: I'm no longer finding this basket.
Some of the major decor stores are carrying felt baskets now. This orange one comes from Design Within Reach; a larger one is available in gray. Update on Feb. 18, 2013: Design Within Reach doesn't have this basket any more, but it now has another one. Also, thanks to Remodelisa, I've since discovered that these baskets came from Parkhaus, which I mention elsewhere in this post. You can get the tall one - in your choice of 23 colors - from Nubie in the UK.
And these felt baskets with the woven look come from Room & Board. Update on Feb. 18, 2013: These are no longer available from Room & Board. But you can find woven-style felt baskets here and here.
Parkhaus Berlin makes some stunning felt boxes in vibrant colors - but their on-line store is not yet up. (It's been coming soon for a while now.) But if you live in or near Berlin ... [via Apartment Therapy] Update onFeb. 18, 2013: The Parkhaus Berlin web site no longer mentions an online store. But you can find them at Nubie, in the UK.
Also from Germany (and shipping worldwide) is this simple felt box from beautifulthinks. It sounds like custom sizes are available. Update on August 6, 2015: The site where I found this product has disappeared.
For a different look, there's these handcrafted felt baskets from Nepal. Update on Oct. 27, 2009: Sadly, these baskets don't seem to be available any more.
Then there's always Etsy for handmade items from around the world. These felt boxes from whiterabbit21 in Vancouver, Canada are made from recycled wool sweaters.
And this felt box comes from Svenja and Anika of 0049 Design in Sydney, Australia. Update on August 6, 2015: 0049 Design seems to have disappeared.