After a successful bonding trip to Ikea last week, my friend Stephanie and I were putting our loot on the checkout belt when she happened to glance over at a nearby table with a messy pile of nondescript woven seagrass things.
“Wait,” Stephanie said.
The conveyor belt stopped. The store clerk and I watched Stephanie zip over to the table, grab a woven thing, and unfold it to reveal a very large, beautifully proportioned, beach bag with handles. The price? $4.99.
I got one too.
The woven bag, it turned out, is part of a new Nipprig outdoor living collection–including furniture, plant baskets, and wall hooks–that arrived in stores this month. Here are our favorite pieces:
Above: A Nipprig Hanging Rack with three hooks is available in three colors including natural and is $8.99.
Above: A Nipprig Bamboo Shade is available in two colors and two diameters, 22 inches and 22 inches, for $16.99 and $24.99 depending on size.
Above: Here’s the woven bag that both Stephanie and I bought last week. Made of seagrass, a generously sized Nipprig Beach Bag is 31.5 inches long and 14.5 inches high; $4.99.
Above: The woven collection is made in partnership with craftsmen in Vietnam and Indonesia.
Above: Available in assorted colors and two sizes (9.5 inches and 12.5 inches), a Nipprig Plant Basket is $12.99 and $19.99 depending on size.
For more of the best of Ikea for 2015, see: