Stuff We Love: Kitchenware: The Heated

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I am loving frilling dishtowels in my kitchen. Why have boring dishtowels when they can be so unique/chic/pretty/funny, or even awesome? I mean, you’re going to buy dishtowels anyway, right? Recently I have been doing the Great Dishtowel Clean-out, wherein I get rid of all the ratty, sad dishtowels and re-purpose them as cleaning rags, making way for pepped-up fresh ones. Last week, Aurelia and I showed your our embellished dishtowel project; and there is no end to the imaginative possibilities for making FRILLING kitchen towels. But if you’re not part of the DIY set, there’s always Etsy!

Check out this towel I picked up at Urban Bazaar here in SF, made by a local screen printer, The Heated.

If you don’t live in SF, you can find this awesome item at their Etsy shop.

I’m also digging The Heated’s Design Advice towel: “Get rid of crap. Buy things you’ll love forever. Make Stuff.”  It’s my perfect house mantra.

Do you need to do a Great Dishtowel Clean-out?  Do you DIY or do you BUY?  Where do you love to find FRILLING kitchen accessories?

-f

Ooooh, Pretty: Maritime and Sea Motifs

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Bay living must be getting to me because I’m finding myself being drawn to these maritime/sea life motifs.  I came across this Thomas Paul melamine platter in a store called The Nest on Fillmore Street in San Francisco, and had to come straight home to look at more of the collection. I am in love with the maritime-inspired Scrimshaw design.  Love this lovable Moby Dick.

The Thomas Paul Sea Life Dessert Plates, which come in a set of four — darling.  

Our house rule is: No Plaid Boxer Shorts.  Boring. I’m the only one who sees his boxer shorts, and I wanna love ‘em.  These will be FRILLING.

Anchor Necklace from Land’s End Canvas

 Deep Sea Curtains from Anthropologie

And, most wished-for of all, the Octopus Shawl by Thomas Paul. Mr. Octopus, I think I have a crush on you.

My head is swimming with sea motifs! Hmmm, now I’m thinking of embroidering some pillowcases with sea motifs…

Do you have any favorite maritime motif pieces in your home or wardrobe?  What motifs are you into now?

-Fran

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.

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