Monday, December 19, 2011

present-ly shipping

there seems to be a flurry of orders this week, 
and just so you know...

noon on wednesday dec. 21 
(that's california time)
is our deadline for taking orders
for delivery before christmas.

if you're on the east coast, 
that means you've got until 3pm to order!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

tree time

it's tree time 
and our Leaf Tree is a limited edition 
tea towel that we created especially 
for this season of giving.

10% of sales 
is being donated to an organization 
dedicated to educating children and their families 
about healthy eating. 

happy tree trimming!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

café aprons at their best

when men serve...

men look great in our café aprons,
as evidenced at a friend's recent baby shower party.

Tyler and Peter served,
and were admired by all!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

we speak french

a new interpretation of 
stripes make everything better

in french!

nell dodge created a new e-popup shop
603 here & there
and commissioned these oh-so-french mariniere stripe towels.

will you be on elizabeth street in nyc anytime soon?
has them too.

"tout est mieux avec des rayures"

Friday, November 25, 2011

we're still giving thanks

it's a good time of year to say 
thank you. 
so take 25% off all 
tea towels 
aprons &
market bags 
now through monday november 28th. 

enter code giving at checkout. 

(gift sets not included.) 

Thursday, November 17, 2011


of course! 
jamie oliver's holiday must-haves 
would include COOK and BAKE
tea towels.

isn't that what the holidays are all about?

in the december issue

Sunday, November 13, 2011

nice and simple

our EQUAL tea towel is one of
real simple's
10 holiday hostess gift ideas.

see all 10 here.

and another 
equally great gift idea is 
and a beautiful hand-crafted wooden spatula

see it, get it 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


i am so excited. 

we've just received these small wooden spatulas 
handmade one-by-one by 

part of a holiday apron gift set we're preparing. 

read edwards' story here.

Monday, October 10, 2011

orange time of year

it's that time of year.
orange = october.

so take carry goods anywhere to carry just about anything.

happy harvesting :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

leaf it to me

there's a sale going on 

to mark the fall season, 
any tea towel printed with leaves 
is $18 
(that's 25% off). 
pick and choose from 13 leaf designs.
offer ends on sunday october 9th, so shop now 
and rake in some leaves.

Friday, September 23, 2011

use me

I often hear from customers
that they don't want to use their tea towels
because the towels are just too nice. 

but I love the linen best when it's used
and washed
and used again and again.

soft and crumpled. 

just like these photos from lissa
who writes a blog
dedicated to food, family, friends, and time in the kitchen.

she even made a movie

and there's "best stripes", being used again!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

a good gray day

it's another gray day in san francisco 
so I've decided to make it a good gray day 
by posting my favorite new grays. 

although I have to say, 
even these look better on a sunny day. 

slate on oatmeal linen, here.

Monday, September 5, 2011

harvest time

a friend of mine gave a friend of hers 
a tea towel, and he didn't want to use it. 

she insisted, and here you go. 

it's harvest time 
with live love eat.

thanks for sharing, katie.

bakers love BAKE

bakers love BAKE 

and we love seeing our tea towels 
out there in the world, 
being used. 

michelle lee, thanks for sharing. 

(if only you could share the baked goods! :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

ny gift show

a glimpse of our booth at the
ny gift show.

we're back in sf 
ready to fill new orders,
introduce the fall designs,
update the website,

Thursday, August 4, 2011

12 ways to use a tea towel

 check it out. 
our first video.

just one-and-a-half visual minutes 
12 ways to use a tea towel 

use cloth, not paper :)

with very special thanks to 
and to
benito taylor, for his music.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

haven's kitchen

will open later this year in a 
carriage house two blocks away from the Union Square Greenmarket 
in Manhattan. 

but they're already equipped with some stunning aprons. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

a preview into fall 2011

a preview into fall 2011 

we're hard at work on the new fall line:

all new 100% linen in oyster white and oatmeal,
sack cloth,
something we're calling art squares,
new patterns and wordplay everywhere. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

studiopatró on jamie oliver's food revolution

3 teams of high school students in LA 
competed on jamie oliver's food revolution.

studiopatro tea towels were there to help 
clean, wipe and dry.

these kids rock. 

watch episode 6 of season 2 here

Monday, June 20, 2011

LA bound for dwell on design

off to los angeles for 
dwell on design 

friday, saturday, sunday 

are you in LA? come see us

Sunday, June 12, 2011

welcome patina

a private shop of fukuoka 

is stocking studiopatro tea towels


Friday, June 10, 2011

gluten free simplicity

and keeping it simple, keeping it fresh 

a gluten free blog dedicated to food, family, friends, 
and time in the kitchen. 

lissa's recipe for peanut butter marbled brownies

Saturday, June 4, 2011

gifting with tea towels

how to gift a studiopatro tea towel 

check out the indigo blog 
from canada

editor ashley minnings came up with 
my favorite new use of a tea towel: 
waving in front of the smoke detector 
(hey, it happens).

Monday, May 23, 2011


our natural linen tea towels are reprinted and in-stock.

just in time to nestle a gift of four fresh eggs
from a new friend, kate weese

Saturday, May 21, 2011

thumb's up

thumbs up for 

 a culinary school, supper club, and specialty food shop 

opening fall 2011 in the flatiron district of manhattan.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


the truth about DEVOUR.

above my desk is a quote from filmmaker jim jarmusch, 
that reads:

"nothing is original. steal from anywhere that resonates 
with inspiration or fuels your imagination. devour old films, 
music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, 
random conversations, architecture, bridges, 
street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. 
select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. 
if you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. 
authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. 
and don't bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it 
if you feel like it. in any case, always remember 
what jean-luc godard said: 
'it's not where you take things from – 
it's where you take them to.'"

thank you, jim jarmusch. 
you spoke directly to my soul and inspired me. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

remodelista in seattle

meet me in
for the remodelista one day local market 
this saturday, april 30th. 

11 to 4 o'clock
henrybuilt, georgetown location 

all the details here


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