Get Roped In

11_famleeDoug Johnston creates baskets that elevate storing your everyday wares, to something of great beauty.  Made by hand in Brooklyn from natural rope, manufactured in Tennessee from US grown cotton, you really can’t get more locally made than these gorgeous baskets.

What began just a few years ago with Johnston making a bag for his wife and a few baskets for his friends, quickly skyrocketed to him quitting his job in an architectural metal shop last year and now making his baskets and sculptures full-time.  In just over nine months he’s become a huge success, with the baskets now being sold in 35 stores in four countries.

He still works out of his studio in Brooklyn, but now has three sewing machines and as well as continuing to produce his unique baskets, he also works on sculptural projects and makes exciting pieces to order.

Doug Johnston. Available online at and Steven Alan Home. 103 Franklin Street. New York. Tel: 212 343 0692


Photo Credit: Michael Pop



  1. Ooooh – loving these. Thanks! 🙂

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