That’s because it’s crafted from recycled newspapers, woven together over a metal frame and completed with wooden handles.
The result is legions above boring old black and white newsprint, though. There are yellows, blues, greens, pinks and reds; and the twisted paper creates a lovely texture.
It could be perfect placed next to your favorite reading chair, and filled with magazines and (current) newspapers.
The basket is 16.5 inches wide, 7 inches deep and 12.5 inches high. $24. Pier 1 Imports, 2264 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, (203) 336-1327, or 1460 Post Road East, Westport. (203) 255-3413. www.pier1.com