photograph by ricardo faria,
used with the kind permission of Studio Verissimo
It's a paper basket woven from pages of newspaper.
Seems to be doing just what a paper basket should be doing: stand up straight, hold paper!
Most likely disposable and compostable at the end of its life.
What more does the people want, eh?
Japanese brand MUJI sells a similar paper basket made from pages of phonebooks, handwoven in the Philippines.
- I say: I want a how-to guide for weaving it myself - people could start making those at every street corner
- my better half says: 'why are we producing the big wasteful phone books in the first place?' - he has a point.