There's a new theory doing the rounds that suggests that if you install a basket on your bike -- preferably a wicker one -- it will act as an effective theft-deterrent. Apparently bike thieves think baskets are too uncool for them to bother stealing the bike to which the basket is attached.
I wonder, then, what they would make of this one (pictured above). It's made from plastic, comes in various colours (white, green, black) and is known as 'Carrie'.
Designer Marie-Louise Gustafsson says it was inspired by memories of her grandmother’s crocheted tablecloths on which she used to serve afternoon tea.
You can find out more at Design House Stockholm, including a list of stockists from around the world.
Personally, it's not my cup of tea, but it's kind of cool in its own special way -- and on certain bikes it'd look downright funky.
(Via the CTC newsletter)