Monday, November 3, 2014

our inspiring customers

our very first customer 
is still a big fan. 
and he cooks everyday.

three food stylists, three aprons
favorite work uniforms.

devour has been a bestseller for years.
it has been framed, made into a pillow, 
hung as a curtain, and oh,
used as a kitchen towel, too.

stripes in copper - 
always a perpetual favorite, 
providing inspiring ways to "use me".

sharing dinner: 
parmesan and butter risotto, 
assisted by cook.

our thanks to 
richard, kim, meredith, wendi, and lissa, 
for sharing - 
and for inspiring us.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

november 1. it's time...

look good
be comfortable

 two styles 
 four colors 
100% linen 


Monday, October 20, 2014

big + new

it's a great big towel.

it's a bistro apron.

meet the latest addition to our collection of kitchen linens: 
the everyday bistro towel.

it's 100% lightweight oyster linen,
handprinted with noir ink. 
twill tape loop and string attached to hang or tie.
 26" x 34"
$32 and available at
use everyday 

linen = giving

woman's day magazine 
and columnist clinton kelly 
came up with a clever hostess gift 
in the november issue. 

baked goods for breakfast with a note:
"enjoy tomorrow – thanks for tonight!"

wrapped in linen, of course :)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

creative growth

fun = 
working with creative growth center in oakland 
and their artists 
to design 2 new linen tea towels 
for their gallery shop. 

this year's artists are 
ricardo gaitan and ying gee zhou.

more to come as we cut, print and sew...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

we love...

copper orange
light and shadow 
pumpkin pie
apple pie 
cherry pie 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

coffee + aprons

meet nicholas cho
of wrecking ball coffee, 
sporting a studiopatro linen apron.
his brand new coffee shop 
is on union street in cow hollow, san francisco.

men in aprons...

how good is that?

stop by to make your own #pineappleselfie

Monday, August 25, 2014

a following

 we're visual people over here at studiopatró, 
and we find that instagram 
is a great way to communicate.

follow us 
to get the visual scoop.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

a sweet sale

our kiddot aprons 
in mineral and slate are on sale.

limited availability at $24.

so shop soon.


free shipping 
on all domestic orders over $100, 
now through august 28th.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

say hello to bandana napkins

we're pleased as can be 
to introduce our newest product:

we've handprinted our new lightweight linen 
with a pattern inspired by the 
punched openings of a kitchen colander...

in three ink colors:
willow, slate and indigo.

is it a bandana or a napkin?
(it's both, and we've been setting the table, AND wearing them :)

they're big and generous 22" squares.
singles - $24
sets of 4 - $92

Friday, June 13, 2014

slow down summer

give a gift

set a table

pack a picnic

serve your guests

stripes make everything better

Thursday, June 12, 2014

stripes make everything better

stripes = 
energy, design, nature, fashion, 
memories, color, pattern, light, 
art, architecture, walls, objects, 
history, inspiration, delight, 

we love stripes 
and we'd love to share our collection of 
100+ fun and eclectic images of stripes with you. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

we're refreshed.

our refreshed website
is up and running. 

with 2 new tea towel designs, 
pinwheel and lucky stripes,
printed and sewn and folded and tied 
and stacked on our shelves, 
ready to go!

(the zip bags are back too!)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

6 ways to give dad an apron

does your dad love to cook and grill?
we thought of a few ways to dress up a café apron
and we're sure you can think of something special 
that fits his personality to a tee.

here are 6 of our favorites.

1. it's true… dads and kids who cook together, laugh together. 
we found some clever tools to help, 
perfect for healthy eating and lots of smiles. 

2. essentials for father's day: 
a saw to cut the cake, a professional ice cream scoop, 
and an apron to just look good while dishing it up. yum!

3. create a complete package for any dad in the kitchen: 
some practical and helpful tools, that make him look good too! 

4. your very cool dad will love his new apron 
when you hand him a lemonade with moustache ice cubes 
and a classy straw.

5. get outside and play. 
here are some easy games to play while grilling. 
take a break, chase a frisbee, and start a paddleball challenge.

6. he'll look especially sporting in his apron 
with his favorite team's ball cap and a matching bandana. 
dress him up on his special day.

 wrapping it up:

butcher paper wrap
keep it simple and "in the kitchen" with butcher paper and twine.
(and don't forget to make him a card!)

funny papers wrap
if your dad is funny, this is perfect.
grab the sunday comics before he gets to them. 
he will definitely smile when he sees his present.
: )

Friday, May 16, 2014

food52, picasso and me

our exclusive tea towel design for FOOD52 
is printed, sewn and ready to ship.

inspired by the tablecloth in an old photo of 
Picasso having lunch in Breton, 
it has 52 intersecting stripes 
in a lovely French blue ink on oyster linen. 

only available here at FOOD52
photos by james ransom

Thursday, May 1, 2014

free for you, good for mom

for just one day 
thursday, may 1st,
we're offering free shipping 
free gift wrap and a cool card for moms. 

shop for lovely linen for mother's day, 

enter code 4MOMS at checkout. 

(good for moms who may be buying themselves a present too :)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

the cookbook wrap

we're on martha  : )

we wrapped up martha stewart's cakes cookbook 
with our piece of cake tea towel.

for our "how-to" article,
Cookbook Gift Wrap

there's always a great new cookbook to share 
with friends or family who love to cook and bake. 
make it two gifts in one, wrapped with the best kitchen helper: 
a linen tea towel.


Monday, April 21, 2014

celebrate earthday

it's our annual sale 
in honor of my earthday birthday :)

20% off everything on our site, 
april 22nd only.

just enter code EARTHDAY at checkout

Friday, March 14, 2014

natural inspiration

I saw these leaves on a neighbor's tree on may 4, 2008. 
the shape inspired me, 
so I snipped them for my leaf collection.

I often revisit that collection, 
especially when designing for springtime.

the leaf turned into a pinwheel, and 13 stripes got lucky.
our newest designs for spring 2014 
are being screened and sewn right now.

coming soon :)

Monday, March 10, 2014

it's us in the march issue!

our studio, the garden we look out at, and my home,
featured in the march issue of 
better homes and gardens magazine.

read about the wonderful spot in san francisco 
I call home and work. 
see our light-filled spaces 
and our inspiration-filled walls.

many thanks to 
writer sally finder weepie, 
photographer david tsay, 
stylist michael walters.

look for the march issue in newsstands now :)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

pretty thoughtful

 our linen gift bags are back in stock 
and ready for just about anything.

give a party favor:
bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, weddings, 
charity events, graduations, anniversary parties 
and tea parties :)
fill with your favorite bottle of champagne, prosecco, wine, 
olive oil, artisan vinegar, maple syrup, sparkling cider, 
sherry, port, vodka or whiskey.
make something special… 
cookies, biscotti, brownies, caramel corn, peanut brittle, 
granola, jams and preserves, scones, banana bread, donuts, 
pasta, pickles, preserved lemons, chocolate sauce.
have bag, will travel:
lingerie, socks, boxers, scarves, handkerchiefs, jewelry, 
combs and brushes, slippers, cords and chargers, 
yarn and knitting needles, vitamins, first aid, 
tampons and condoms.


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