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.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

how big is big?

our flour sack towels are big 
and strong and absorbent. 

connie holds one up here in our studio 
to demonstrate just how big big is.

this great basic white towel, a hardworking favorite, 
is available here.

Monday, January 13, 2014

be a hero...

 and make paper towels useless in your kitchen. 
you'll reduce unnecessary waste, 
and maybe even save a tree.

our 10 ways to use flour sack towels, instead:

oh, we couldn't resist a few more:

wash and dry vegetables, straight from the farmer's market or garden
wrap and store bread and baked goods 
that would otherwise get soft and mushy when stored in plastic
wipe surfaces clean
mop up spills
and of course, simply dry your hands

have another idea? please share!

Monday, December 23, 2013

our styling aprons

food stylist kim kissling 
and her 2 assistants, nicole paizis and emily garland, 
showed up at work last week
all wearing studiopatró aprons. 

one in oatmeal, one in bark, one in oyster linen. 
they were nice enough to take, and share, this lovely photo!

see kim's work here.

Friday, November 29, 2013

where the small things are

we're small
and we're still tying every ribbon here in our studio, 
before it gets shipped off to you. 

so to celebrate small business saturday,
we're offering free shipping all day saturday 
and sunday too.

november 30th and december 1st, 
use code "shipfree" at checkout, 
right here at

(applies to domestic shipping only!)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

our favorite wrap

this is our favorite wrapping, 
simply because it's such a perfect pairing.
a new cookbook makes a perfect gift 
for a seasoned or an aspiring cook. 
wrap it in a linen tea towel 
and you'll make it memorable, 
and usable too :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

presentation is everything


our linen gift bags. the perfect presentation
for a hostess or holiday gift.

get ready to wrap 
wine, champagne, artisanal libations, olive oil or vinegar, 
jams and marmalades, syrup, chocolate and caramel sauce, 
honey, homemade biscotti or cookies, 
weck jars full of treats, handmade breadsticks, 
or whatever else you can fit inside. 

made with our oyster and oatmeal linen, 
these bags have a sewn-in twill slate ribbon.
 and we love that they're re-giftable and reusable!

$14 each, or a set of 3 for $36.

available now, and only at 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

be prepared

everyone we know is talking about 
thanksgiving dinner. 

inviting family and friends, collecting recipes, 
deciding who brings a pie.

just don't forget to 
for the occasion :)

aprons and apron sets here!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

another way to "use me"

meredith swinehart 
wrote about her kitchen makeover 

and discovers another way to use a tea towel:
DEVOUR shades the morning sun.

we love her philosophy for approaching a rental kitchen rehab. 
"accept the things you cannot change 
and change the things you can."

Monday, September 23, 2013

our first customer

our very first customer from 4 years ago 
(and still a loyal fan of our tea towels) 
came by to model one of our new fall designs. 

 to Richard, shown with Cook Everyday.

orange frames, right on.


Friday, September 6, 2013

when pattern = inspiration

pattern inspires me.

it inspired our name:
the patró in studiopatró 
means pattern in catalan.

here's what inspired fall 2013 new designs:

a classic, never-gets-old, french ticking stripe fabric
for cook everyday and life is delicious.

the punched openings of the common metal kitchen colander
for colander, in noir and blanc.

beautiful old arabesque hand-painted tiles
for arabesque, in noir and blanc.

architect gio ponti 
and his ceilings and floors and walls and furniture
for gio, in slate and copper.

is all about seeing. 
seeing pattern and color and shape.
seeing texture and light and shadows. 
seeing words and photographs and clouds.
seeing architecture and bridges and street signs. 
inspiration is never ending. 

our 2013 fall collection of 
tea towels 
gift sets 


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