[Faith, a candidate for one of the writer positions at The Kitchen, submitted this product review. Welcome, Faith! Readers, comment away!]
You may already be familar with Lotta Jansdotter's textile and ceramic designs, but just in case you're not, you really should check out her beautiful tableware and linens collection. Based in San Francisco, Jansdotter designs, among other things, beautifully patterned ceramic bowls that would look perfect on a summer table filled with fried zucchini or a bright pasta salad. Her table linens are simple and lovely without being too dressy or fussy. She uses natural linen - a strong, long-lasting blend printed with spare, modern patterns and California-inspired colors of pale blue, sea green, and rust red. Ceramic pieces run from $24 and table linens range from $12 for a pair of coasters to $48 for a beautiful long table runner.