Monday, April 13, 2009
Want to put baskets or bins in your shelving with cubes/cubbies? On the last Twitter #askorg session, someone asked about baskets for 13" by 13" cubbies: something between IKEA and Gracious Home - with quality, but not too pricey.
Well, I've been able to find a few square storage containers that would fit. Pottery Barn has some nice 12" by 12" baskets, in dark and light shades.
This basket from the U.K. is a 12" cube - maybe too pricey, but I couldn't pass up this photo. Update on Aug. 11, 2013: I think this came from Great British Baskets, but I don't see it on the company's site any more.
Tomo Tala in the U.K. has cube baskets, too, measuring 30 cm (11.8"). Update on Aug. 11, 2013: Tomo Tala seems to have disappeared.
And I'm totally taken by the raffia baskets sold by TakaTomo.de, in three different color options. These measure 30 x 30 x 20 cm. You can also see them at the Rice web site. Update on Aug. 11, 2013: These now measure 30 x 30 x 25 cm; the website mentions that they fit the IKEA Expedit.
Not quite square - the larger size measures 12 x 11 x 10.25"h - are these baskets from Land of Nod, "featuring sturdy, hand-woven paper rope construction."
And if the storage doesn't have to be a basket, you could consider canvas options. The one above comes from World Market; there are a number of different patterns, plus some solid colors. These are collapsible, and they measure 12" by 12". Update on Aug. 11, 2013: World Market no longer carries these.