When we're looking for something really pretty for the kitchen or table, online shop Gretel is a must-see. Its curated collection features some of our favorite tabletop brands, including MUD Australia and Ferm Living, and we always find something colorful and modern in the mix!
Do you ever think about your kitchen dishcloth? I know it seems like a small thing, but I like pretty dishcloths, especially because I hang mine to dry over my oven or dishwasher handle (so it's nice when they don't look too ratty). These colorful waffle dishcloths from Anthropologie would make a perfect gift, for yourself or a fellow cook!
When I spent some time with chef and cookbook author Barton Seaver for a kitchen tour, we chatted as I photographed his kitchen, and I peppered him with questions on cooking tips and secrets, particularly for anything we home cooks could learn from the professionals. His one big tip? Always have a bar mop towel nearby when you cook.
I would still think these towels are terribly cute even if I couldn't say "owls on towels!" — although that does make me like them more. Finnish company Lapuan Kankurit has been making home textiles since 1917, all in a signature whimsical-folky Scandinavian style.
I adore the lovely simplicity of these linen and cotton stripe tea towels from Teroforma, with their French country feel. Whether you hang one from your apron waist or use it to cover a loaf of hot bread fresh from the oven, these are wash-it-a-million-times-use-it-for-everything kind of towels.
Q: I'm looking for a tip on laundering kitchen aprons — the type with strings which tie around your waist. It is so annoying when the strings wrap around other items in the wash, especially pant legs of jeans! It takes an extra 5 minutes to untangle the mess. Has anyone found a solution?
You can never have too many pretty cloth napkins. They're just the perfect thing when you're looking for an easy way to add a little fancy to the table. That's why I'm smitten with these lovely napkins from LA-based popup shop A Sunny Afternoon!
For a little educational whimsy in the kitchen, it doesn't get any better than these chart-inspired tea towels! The speckled, multicolored eggs of birds, reptiles, and monotremes create quite a visual feast on the towel above, while...