49 Asian American and Pacific Islander-Owned Home & Grocery Brands We Love
Including all sorts of snacks, pottery, cleaning supplies, and the prettiest plastic cutting board we've ever seen.
Apr 28, 2023
The Best Clever Kitchen Linen Organizers You Can Buy Right NowKitchen
With these organizers, your kitchen linens will never be in the way or out of reach.
Feb 1, 2023
Make Your Space Merry and Bright with This Under-the-Radar Brand’s Chic Holiday and Table DecorTools
Find suitable decor no matter which winter holiday you celebrate.
Dec 1, 2022
How to Remove Berry Stains from Clothes and Fabric
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
We have a tried-and-true cleaning method in the back pocket of our summer cutoffs.
Sep 7, 2022
The Easy Way to “Iron” Out Wrinkles in Table Linens, Thanks to This TikTok Hack
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It works in just 10 minutes.
Sep 5, 2022
Martha Stewart’s Charming DIY Café Curtains Are Made from a Classic Kitchen Staple
Tips from The Kitchn
You can totally steal this look!
Mar 22, 2022
The $45 Kitchen Upgrade That Makes Every Meal Feel Like a Special Occassion
I wish I'd made this purchase earlier!
Oct 14, 2021
This Super-Common Kitchen Accessory Actually Belongs in Your Bedroom
Tips from The Kitchn
It's totally grandma chic!
Aug 5, 2021
These Kitchen Towels Are the Perfect Example of Form-Meets-Function
Tips from The Kitchn
C'est magnifique! (Yes, they're French!)
Jul 13, 2021
The Last Thing You Should Do with a Plastic Bag
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
Got a bag full of other bags? Read this!
Apr 28, 2021
50 Women-Owned Home & Grocery Brands We Love
There's sure to be some new-to-you brands on this list.
Mar 6, 2021
Target’s Home Holiday Collection Just Launched — And it is SO Good
Target just launched more than 2,000 new and exclusive holiday finds.
Nov 1, 2019
How To Dip Dye a TableclothKitchen
With a bottle of fabric dye and an inexpensive canvas drop cloth, you can make a beautiful tablecloth — just in time for the holidays!
May 30, 2019
Cheap and Cheerful: Use Oilcloth for Your Summer EntertainingKitchen
If you have an old picnic table that’s ugly and scarred, or if you’re at a public picnic site and want to cover the table tops with something cheerful and easy to clean, consider this: oilcloth! A few yards will instantly add a bright and celebratory vibe to your gathering!Oilcloth used to be just that: a heavy duty cotton or linen cloth that was soaked in linseed oil until it became saturated. The cloth was then hung to dry to produce an almost waterproof fabric.
May 2, 2019
Setting the Table: Favorite Serving Dishes, Tableware, Linens, and Inspirational IdeasKitchen
A beautifully set table is a lesson in balance, the shaping and bringing together of both the practical and the decorative. Our tabletop and dining posts this year focused on that delicate balance, with recommendations on everything from our favorite no-fuss serving dishes to pretty polka-dot table linens, from classic carafes to gorgeous gold flatware.
May 2, 2019
Here’s How to Set a Beautiful Easter Table on a BudgetKitchen
Easter is one of those holidays that can send you down the literal rabbit hole on Pinterest — especially if you’re hosting the holiday at your house. Should you turn eggs into little bunnies to use as place card holders? How can you fold those napkins into bunny ears? Would it be impossible to make that cake that looks like a little bunny butt? As nice as they are, all of these Easter moments take time, craft skills, and money. If you’re short on any of that (we are!
Apr 17, 2019
15 of Our Favorite Etsy Shops You Should Bookmark Right NowTools
How to find the very best shops on Etsy? You consult this list! We rounded up 15 of our favorite shops. Some of them you may have seen on this site before, and some of them will be entirely new to you. Either way, we can honestly say we want every single thing in each of these shops — and we’re guessing you will, too. Consult this list the next time you need to build your very own birthday wish list or you need a present for someone else.
Mar 12, 2019
The Best Etsy Gift from Every Single StateKitchen
Take a look to see what won for Jersey, California, Texas, etc! We shopped every single state to find the best gifts.
Dec 4, 2018
Here’s What Kitchn Editors Have on Their Holiday Wish ListsGroceries
Here's what we have on our wish lists.
Nov 29, 2018
10 Unabashedly Wonderful Holiday Gifts I Love (Or, What to Get the Cook Who Has Just About Everything)Groceries
In case you have a person or two you'd like to delight but feel a little perplexed over ...
Nov 23, 2018
The Best Way to Spend $10 at World Market This WeekTools
As Thanksgiving approaches, so does the instinct to decorate your dining room table — at least, it does for me. I love getting out my wedding china and the good silverware and thinking of a new way to style everything so that it all looks different from years past. Last year, that meant doing a centerpiece made with greenery from my backyard garden and a mix of brass candlesticks in different shapes. And almost every year, I tweak the color scheme to reflect my favorite hues of the moment.
Nov 12, 2018
The 25 Best Gifts on Etsy for Home CooksTools
Fun fact: Etsy is a serious shopping destination for all sorts of kitchenwares. You just need to know where to look.
Nov 7, 2018
12 Things You Need from Minted (Beyond Invitations and Cards)Kitchen
You can spend hours and hours just looking at the cards and invitations on Minted. In fact, I’m willing to bet you have. Many times. (I know it was my go-to for my wedding and has never let me down for any stationery need since then.) The site has hundreds of options from independent artists, and a quality and aesthetic that seems unrivaled by its competitors.
Sep 24, 2018
This Store Is a Cross Between the Container Store, IKEA, and TargetTools
If you grew up or spent summers in New England, I’m guessing you’re familiar with Christmas Tree Shops. If you’re not … no, they don’t sell Christmas trees, and yes, they’re open year-round. Although the company has expanded since my childhood and now has locations in 18 states, there’s something purely “New England” about the store, and it’s one of my must-stop places whenever I go back to Massachusetts.
Aug 23, 2018
5 Great Kitchen Deals You Can Score During West Elm’s Clearance SaleTools
If there’s one store we don’t talk about enough, it’s West Elm. Everyone knows — and loves — West Elm for its sleek, mid-century furniture and home accessories, but the store has its fair share of kitchen accessories. We’re talking cute kitchen towels, sleek stemware, and much, much more. Problem is, West Elm’s wares aren’t exactly cheap.
Aug 21, 2018
Anthropologie’s Fall Home Line Came Out Today – Here Are the Best Under-$20 FindsTools
Labor Day is exactly two weeks away, which means even if we’re not going to see leaves change or temperatures drop for a while, we’re already getting excited for fall. Anthropologie must sense our summer ennui, because the brand’s fall home collection was just released. The looks are all classic Anthro (bold prints, cute animals, and whimsical takes on classic pieces) with colors updated for fall. And there are a surprising amount of fun goodies for just $20 or less.
Aug 20, 2018
Anthropologie Got a Cult Fashion Brand for Its Latest ReleaseTools
We’re still totally crushing on the Liberty for Anthropologie collaboration (between Liberty of London and Anthropologie, in case that wasn’t clear) that came out around this time last year. And now there’s SUNO for Anthropologie, which launches today on Anthro’s website. If you’re unfamiliar, Suno was a beloved fashion label, launched in 2008.
Aug 9, 2018
10 Things You Should Always Be on the Lookout for at Stores Like HomeGoods and MarshallsTools
What’s good for the kitchen at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and HomeGoods? Um, to sum it up briefly, a lot! I have a fairly intense relationship with Marshalls. I grew up shopping their Bedford, MA, store and now I am lucky enough to live near a “really good one” outside Los Angeles. This is not just my personal opinion — I am quoting a very impressed gentleman I heard remark as he walked through it.
Aug 8, 2018
The $6 Trader Joe’s Find Your Kitchen and Bathroom Have Been MissingTools
We’ve sung the praises of Fouta (aka Turkish towels, Peshtemal, or Hammam) before. They’re lightweight and thin, which makes them great for folding and storing, but still pretty absorptive. If they’re authentic, the cotton gets softer with every wash. They come in a bunch of shades, perfect for adding a pop of color to any space that needs it.
Jul 30, 2018
The 7 Best Finds Kitchn Staffers Recently Bought at IKEAGroceries
The first time I ever entered an IKEA, I was on a Girl Scout trip to the Swedish megastore to learn how to design a bedroom and earn a highly coveted merit badge. The only things I remember about the experience are that I chose to outfit my hypothetical space with their now-discontinued Sultan Sundane round bed (RIP) and left with a warm cinnamon bun in hand. In adulthood I have a newfound appreciation for IKEA, and I know that more than a few fellow Kitchn staffers feel the same.
Jul 21, 2018
Etsy Is Having a Huge Birthday Sale — Here Are Our Favorite FindsKitchen
Believe it or not, Etsy is now 13 years old. Which means, if it were a person, it could officially see PG-13 movies and yell things like, “UGH, you just don’t understand.” But because it’s an online marketplace for creators, a 13th birthday just means an excuse to have a sale. The sale, which runs now through June 22, includes more than a million listings across the entire site.
Jun 20, 2018
The 8 Best Things Kitchn Staffers Recently Bought at TargetGroceries
Between Bullseye’s Playground, all the Chip and Joanna Gaines stuff, the private-label groceries, and, well, everything else, it’s easy to go into Target expecting to spend $20 and end up spending $200. It happens to the best of us. Even Kitchn editors. Here are a few things Kitchn staffers have bought — and loved! — during recent trips to Target. “I recently fell really hard for the Opalhouse line of housewares and bought three tablecloths from the line.
May 14, 2018
Target’s New Line Is an Anthropologie-Lover’s Dream — And Budget-Friendly!Kitchen
The folks at Target have been pretty busy lately. In 2017, the store reintroduced Threshold (one of our favorite brands of all time!), launched an approachable modern line called Project 62, and teamed up with Chip and Joanna Gaines to give us fun farmhouse-y finds through Hearth & Hand with Magnolia. And now, just a few months into 2018, they’re launching Opalhouse. What exactly is Opalhouse?
Mar 29, 2018
The One Thing I Always Give My Kids at the Table (It’s Not an iPad!)Kitchen
My daughters are 3 and 5. And while breakfast is usually at the kitchen island and lunch is away at school, we make an effort to sit down to dinner every night. When they were younger they would eat dinner really early — before my husband and I even got home from work (we’d start our meal after they were in bed). But now that my girls can hold out until 6:02 p.m. without self-destructing, we make an effort to all sit down together for dinner every night. This can be tricky.
Mar 5, 2018
The Section of Amazon You’re Not Shopping but Should BeTools
If you like craft fairs and sweet homemade pieces — like bespoke pottery, screen-printed tea towels, and hand-cast cement coasters — then you need to shop on Amazon more. Not really the place you’d think of when it comes to handmade goods, right? You probably hit up Amazon for cases of La Croix, trash bags, cookbooks, small appliances, and other kitchen items and then head to Etsy for the cutesy stuff?
Feb 22, 2018
The Smartest Tips for Organizing and Folding Cloth Napkins, from Marie KondoKitchen
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of cloth napkins around here. Not only do they look nicer on the table (or on your desk for an office lunch), but they also cut back on waste and make a typical meal feel just a little more special. We have a million and one cloth napkins in the Kitchn studios. Our editors use them, our photo team scatters them around during shoots, our video crews pull them out — we have a lot of people using them.
Dec 5, 2017
The Best Kitchen Stuff from Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Target CollectionTools
We’ve been talking about it since mid-September, and yesterday the new line of Chip and Joanna Gaines products finally hit Target stores. The couple’s collection, Hearth & Hand, is just as stylish as their Fixer Upper makeovers. And it’s all available at Target-level prices. Here are the 10 things we’re most excited about. X Pattern Napkins, $10 for four: These simple white fabric napkins will probably match everything you already have.
Oct 11, 2017
3 Clothing Stores with Surprisingly Awesome Stuff for Your KitchenTools
When you think of shopping for new sweaters and fall coats, you probably don’t think about also picking up serving pieces, dishes, and table linens, right? Well, maybe you should! Some clothing retailers known for trendy fashion picks are totally on point when it comes to home decor items, too. Keep reading to see which stores we’re talking about — and some must-have picks from each one.
Sep 26, 2017
Here Are the Biggest Kitchen Trends on Etsy — And Where to Shop ThemKitchen
Hit up Etsy for one succulent planter and you’re bound to end up spending the rest of your afternoon poking around on the site. There are so many things! It can obviously be a lot of fun, but it can also be totally overwhelming. To help you stay a little more focused, we spoke with Etsy’s Trend Expert, Dayna Isom Johnson, to learn about what’s hot right now (among sellers and shoppers).
Aug 11, 2017
Stock Up on These Expensive-Looking Cloth Napkins (on Sale Right Now!)Tools
If you dig deep enough in the “today’s deals” section on Amazon, you can find some legitimately hidden gems. For example, we found these bistro napkins buried on the eighth page. And clearly not many people have found them before us because they only have two reviews. While the lack of reviews means you don’t have much to go on, this set of four napkins is less than $6, so it seems like a risk that might be worth taking.
Jul 18, 2017
A Cheap, Colorful Alternative to Cloth NapkinsKitchen
The party problem: You’re throwing a Southern-themed brunch or dinner and aren’t quite sure how to set the table. The party trick: Use bandanas as napkins. We adore cloth napkins at the table, but we’re not blind to how much they can cost. It’s especially hard to justify when you want something fresh and colorful for a special occasion — it’s not exciting to drop $10 apiece on new napkins!
Feb 16, 2017
6 Reasons You Need Cloth NapkinsKitchen
Even if you think they’re fussy or too much work, we’ve got some good reasons why you should own (and use!) cloth napkins. No one wants to use paper napkins that are going to disintegrate after a few quick hand wipes during a messy meal. A cloth napkin can stand up to the messiest fingers — every single time. If your response to the gripe above is to just use paper towels, please stop right there. Paper towels (and paper napkins) are super wasteful.
Feb 1, 2017
How Often Should You Clean Your Cloth Napkins?Skills
As much as you might want a hard-and-fast rule here, I’m sorry to say it doesn’t exist. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you to wash them after every three meals, or after every pasta dinner. The best advice I can give you is to check them out after each meal. There are, however, a few questions to ask yourself that can help you make this all-important decision. A folded cloth napkin almost always looks better than paper.
Jan 31, 2017
The IKEA RÅSKOG Cart as Linen StorageKitchen
As you may have figured out by now, you can put pretty much anything in the IKEA RÅSKOG cart, including kitchen linens. Your clever and styled cart will look right off the showcase floor, which in turn will inspire you time and time again to tightly tie that apron, lay the tablecloth down, and reach for your favorite embroidered napkins.
Oct 6, 2016
5 DIY Tutorials to Get into ShiboriKitchen
When it comes to summer DIY projects, there’s nothing better than shibori. It’s a little messy, completely free-form, and a lot of fun. Plus, you can feel a bit like a hippie mad scientist stirring up a bucket of dye in the backyard in preparation of this tie-dyeing project. But lest you think shibori is a one-trick wonder, we found five glorious DIY projects to show off its full range. Spoiler alert: Indigo isn’t the only color you can use.
Aug 1, 2016
8 Tablecloths to Dress Up a Public Picnic TableTools
If you’re headed to the park for your al fresco gathering, chance are the picnic tables will be less than pristine. In lieu of bringing your entire cleaning kit with you, toss a pretty tablecloth in your bag or basket. Once you find the perfect table under the best shade tree, just throw your tablecloth over the table and you’re ready to go — no need to worry about what’s underneath. Don’t have a tablecloth sitting around or looking for something fresh and summery?
Jun 16, 2016
5 Entertaining Souvenirs I Bring Home from My TravelsKitchen
I travel a lot for work and fun, and shopping while abroad is one of my favorite things to do. With all the idiosyncratic treasures out there to be had, and the thrill of the hunt, bargain, and score, I actually prefer shopping in foreign locales! Plus, the items I bring home evoke fond memories every time I use them. Here are the five souvenirs I always bring home in my suitcase. I love tea and the magic of tea salons all over the world, so whenever I go somewhere, I seek out these hideaways.
May 26, 2016
Our Favorite Kitchen Finds from the New Marimekko for Target CollaborationKitchen
The newest design collaboration from Target was released last weekend, and it features one of our all-time favorite brands: Marimekko. The iconic Finnish brand, known for its use of pattern and color, lives up to its reputation with this affordably priced line. While we spent plenty of time drooling over the swim coverups, kids clothes, and throw pillows, it was the kitchen linens and tabletop items that really stole our hearts. Even better?
Apr 20, 2016
12 Finds to Dress Up Your Easter TableKitchen
If there’s a day to go overboard with cuteness, it’s Easter. Why not get hopped up on pastels? This year, consider adding any of these adorable serving dishes, plates, napkins, and more to the pieces you already have. We guarantee there’s something for everybunny. 1.
Mar 21, 2016
The 5 New Kitchen Product Lines You’ll Want to Check Out at IKEA This MonthTools
Did you see these new towels from IKEA? In keeping with the Swedish superstore’s tradition of announcing new product lines in February, IKEA’s latest goods for the kitchen and dining room arrived this month — just in time to ease the dreaded midwinter doldrums. Here’s what we’ve got our eye on.
Feb 17, 2016
Beautiful New Cotton-Linen Dish Towels from IKEATools
We’re suckers for new kitchen linens. Show us cute dish towels, pretty aprons, or a set of hand-dyed linen napkins, and our interest is guaranteed to be piqued. Show us any of those with an affordable price tag, and we’re sold. So it’s no surprise that we’ve fallen hard for IKEA’s new VARDAGEN line. While these dish towels do look pretty basic, we know from experience that their rich charcoal hue will hide stains way better than our flour sack dish towels.
Feb 16, 2016
3 Modern Napkin-Folding Techniques Everyone Should KnowKitchen
I know — how can we possibly talk about napkin folding when you’re still using paper napkins at the table? Disposable may cut it for everyday dining, but if you’re setting out paper napkins when guests come over, cute design or not, it’s time for an upgrade. First you’ll need to get yourself a set of 100 percent cotton napkins, or make them yourself. You don’t even have to spend a lot! Most home stores have a least a few options on sale.
Feb 10, 2016
Introducing: Tableware by Maxwell Ryan & Canvas HomeSponsored
This month a dream of mine has come true. I’ve returned to my first love: actually designing something. After many years of visiting other people’s homes, reviewing resources and products, I’ve teamed up with someone I trust immensely, Andrew Corrie of Canvas Home, to design a line of objects that I will have in my own home.
Feb 4, 2016
Soft & Beautiful Washed Linen Tablecloths from LithuaniaTools
I feel like this is the time of year I start thinking about using a tablecloth a little more often — partly for the softness and coziness it can bring to an eat-in kitchen, but also, naturally, because Thanksgiving and the holidays are coming up. If you are in need of a simple tablecloth for your space, check out these lovely washed linen numbers from Lithuania.
Oct 26, 2015
The 10 Best Things at IKEA This SummerKitchen
When I visited IKEA a while back, the summer collection had just hit stores. I always look forward to IKEA’s seasonal collections (February’s was pretty great), and the summer line is no different. With its recurring pear and strawberry motifs and subtle checks in pink, white, and green, it’s super fun and playful without going over the top. Here are the 10 things I’d totally get for my kitchen. Sommar 2015 Tablecloth in assorted patterns, $14.
Jun 29, 2015
The Best Cloth Napkins for Your LunchboxTools
I’m a huge fan of cloth napkins; they clean your hands and face so much better than paper napkins, and with rare exceptions — spectacularly drippy smoked ribs, for instance, which call for nothing less than a full roll of paper towels — I always use cloth at the table. But most dinner napkins are quite generously sized and feel a little large (and stuffy) for the lunchbox. Here’s another option — napkins perfectly sized to carry in your lunch bag or box.
May 14, 2015
A Starry Night in Your Kitchen: 6 Constellation-Themed PicksTools
Stargazers, this week’s kitchen picks are for you. Whether you like a dainty Big Dipper embroidered napkin or a color-changing coffee mug, here are six ways you can enjoy the night sky all day long. Constellation Napkins: There are so many things we love about these navy blue napkins. But the dainty Big Dipper embroidery is definitely our favorite. Wood Coasters: You’ll easily be able to spot Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Orion, and Cassiopeia with these etched wood coasters.
May 1, 2015
How Cloth Napkins Became a Practical Everyday Choice for MeKitchen
The first set of cloth napkins I can remember owning was a cream-colored pair given to me as a gift. They were lovely out of the box, but didn’t stay lovely long. It only took a couple saucy dinners and a few lazy loads of laundry to relegate them to the back of my linen closet. Dingy, stained white napkins are just too sad. After this I was off cloth napkins for a few years, convinced they were too fussy for regular use.
Apr 10, 2015
How To Decorate Napkins with a Potato StampRecipes
Even if you’re not the craftiest crafter in Craftland (I certainly am not), you can make a potato stamp. These sweet little napkins will add something special to your Valentine’s Day table without being too precious. I just love how they turned out! Inexpensive and easy to make, they’re more unique than any table linens you can buy in a store. Everyone I’ve talked to about this project has said something along the lines of, “Oh yeah, we did those in preschool!
Feb 7, 2015
All The Kitchen Essentials You Need — For Just $310Tools
You can spend the same amount on a single set of knives. Or you can fill your entire kitchen.
Sep 12, 2014
Marimekko’s Wildly Colorful Paper Napkins Are Perfect For Summer EntertainingKitchen
Nobody does color and pattern quite like Finnish company Marimekko. We’ve long been fans of their kitchen textiles, and we still love this super colorful pot holder. As if that weren’t enough, now we’re smitten with their vibrant paper napkin collection! How pretty would these be at your next summer bash? Marimekko’s paper napkins come in sets of 20, and range between $4 and $7, depending on where you purchase them. (Crate & Barrel and FinnStyle carry most styles.
May 30, 2014
Huddleson Linens: Gorgeous Italian Linen Tablecloths, Runners, Placemats & NapkinsPeople
Huddleson Linens wants to bring back the tablecloth. Established in Los Angeles in 2011, Huddleson’s high-end table linens are made from super-soft Italian linen meant to last a lifetime. The quality of the linen itself would make these worth a look, but it’s the company’s designs — inspired by everything from Moroccan motifs to modern art and the natural world — that really makes these pieces stand out.
Apr 11, 2014
Milk Farm Road: Artful Hand-Painted Linen Table Runners and TextilesPeople
I’ve never been a huge fan of table runners, but these vibrant, painterly designs from Milk Farm Road have changed my mind. The artist behind them, Heather Chontos, has worked as a prop stylist, set designer, and illustrator for the likes of Anthropologie and Barney’s, but Milk Farm Road is her personal line of hand-painted textiles and home goods. Graphic and totally one-of-a-kind, each runner showcases Ms.
Oct 21, 2013
10 Linen Napkin Picks at EtsyKitchen
Whether you’re looking for one-of-a-kind, hand-printed linen napkins or a good buy on something basic, crafters on Etsy have a range of linen napkins to choose from that suit the spectrum. Ten of our favorites are listed here:TOP ROW Pillowlink‘s set of 12, $60 Handmade in Highbury’s screen printed set of 2, $22 Giardino’s hand-printed set of 4, $40 Aqua Door Designs’ screen printed set of 4, approx.
Mar 21, 2013
Tabletop Trends: Ikat PlacematsKitchen
The ikat trend probably hit its peak sometime last year, but it’s still around. (Not sure what ikat is? Read all about it here.) For a small touch of the textile in your home, look to placemats. As my mother would say, it’s a great way to jazz up your dinner table. And you know what? She’s right!
Mar 20, 2013
Cheap But Pretty Idea: Use IKEA Dish Towels As Napkins!Kitchen
Looking for a cheap yet pretty way to style your dinner table? Think like a restaurant, and use dish towels as napkins!While Faith first shared this tip a few years ago, the folks at Turntable Kitchen reminded us of it again in a recent post. The TEKLA dish towels from IKEA are super inexpensive ($0.49 a towel) so you can buy a few dozen at a time. Roll ’em up and tie with a leather string, like Turntable Kitchen did in the photo above, or a piece of twine.
Mar 6, 2013
All Things Bright & Neon: Fun Wood Tableware from Nicole Porter DesignTools
It’d be hard to succumb to the winter doldrums if you had such a bright, cheerful plate on your table! Aren’t these so fun? NYC-based designer Nicole Porter creates all of her hand-painted beech wood plates, trays, and spoons with a food-safe, non-toxic, zero-VOC paint. I love how the plate design is slightly different from the bowl design, creating an off-kilter mix-and-match when you put them together.Nicole also prints napkins, but her tabletop accessories are the best.
Feb 4, 2013