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Summer’s Most Appealing Picnic Basket (Designed by Ikea and the World Surf League)

There’s something distinctly cool about Ikea’s new Kåseberga collection. And no wonder: All of the products, from beach chairs and canopies to woven lamp shades, were designed in collaboration with the World Surf League and pro surfers Rob Machado and Kassia Meador. Each design is made from sustainable materials and “embraces the surfer’s mindset, whether you ride waves or not,” the retailer says.

We particularly look the limited-edition Kåseberga “cool basket,” good-looking as indoor storage but even better when taken, regularly, on summer picnics.

Take a look:

ikea’s kåseberga cool basket is part picnic basket, part coole 9
Above: Ikea’s Kåseberga Cool Basket is part picnic basket, part cooler, with a braided bamboo exterior and a cotton zipper bag interior.
we particularly like the basket’s straight sides, which, in additio 10
Above: We particularly like the basket’s straight sides, which, in addition to giving it a clean, boxy silhouette, accommodate bottles and provisions more easily than sloped sides. The flat top makes a good spot to rest a drink when out and about.
a detail of the cotton interior. the kåseberga cool bag is $34.99, availa 11
Above: A detail of the cotton interior. The Kåseberga Cool Bag is $34.99, available for a limited time at Ikea. We could see it working well as bath storage, too.

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