ISSUE 16  |  The California Life

An Unexpected Storage Solution

April 20, 2012 6:30 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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A minimalist leather basket from Metrode redefines the concept of storage.

Designed by Caitlin of Metrode and created by Etsy seller Leather by Mike (a retired Ford Motors technician based in Nevada who took up leather work as a pastime), the basket is plaited with wide pieces of untanned leather, which will age subtly over time.

Above: The rectangular Woven Leather Basket measures 8 inches by 10 inches and is $85 from Metrode.

Large: The square Natural Leather Basket measures 8 by 8 inches and is $75 from Metrode.