Monday, December 31, 2012

it's already here

wishing you 
peace, love and understanding,

time to gather with friends and family, 
good food and eating, 
and a very happy new year!

12 ~ 31 ~ 12

Thursday, December 20, 2012

art + learning

this year we were able to do some of our favorite things.

we designed tea towels with two creative growth artists, 
and with each sale we donate 100% of the profits 
to support their artist programs in downtown oakland ca.

and we bought 5 desks for primary school students 
in mali, west africa. mali kalanso is a non-profit, 
volunteer run school that was built last year by a good friend of ours.

thank you

each year with your support our studio grows 
and we can give to these programs that are dear to our heart!

happiest of holidays to you.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

a few zip bags

just a few of our limited production zip bags are left. 

100% linen, handprinted and lined.
great for gifting and stocking stuffers 
and hold just about everything.

order by thursday evening, december 20th, 
for delivery by christmas eve.

happy holidays :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

devour this

in providence, rhode island 
stocks some of our tea towels.

became the backdrop for their knife display. 

and how about those knives!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

design for a cause

studiopatró partnered
with creative growth art center of oakland 
to make these special edition tea towels.

creative growth serves adult artists with developmental, 
mental and physical disabilities by providing a professional 
studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition 
and a social atmosphere among peers. 

the imagery was created by creative growth artists
donald mitchell & aurie ramirez.  

you can purchase these tea towels here, 
or visit creative growth's art gallery and shop in oakland.
100% of the proceeds from their purchase
will be donated creative growth's art program.  

don't miss creative growth's holiday party this friday. 
studiopatro will be there!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

it's a san francisco holiday weekend

it's starting to look a lot like christmas. 
join us this weekend for some holiday fun 
(and shopping!).  

saturday 12/8
at heath ceramics in san francisco 

sunday 12/9
herbst pavilion at fort mason

we're bringing lots of great holiday gift items. 
stop by and shop for the special cook in your life. 

hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

linen + wood

san francisco meets williston, vermont 
in a collaboration between studiopatró 
and edwards smith woodworking. 

we've paired our aprons and tea towels 
with handmade wooden treenware. 

specially priced for gifting, 
$42 - $88. 
and all-american, how nice is that?

ready, sets, go here

Monday, December 3, 2012

go get gather

friends join forces: 
gather journal + cook

my good friend michele outland 
and her friend fiorella have just released the 
2nd issue of gather journal. 

so we've wrapped COOK around this 
stunning new food and recipe magazine. 

perfect gifting 
for a friend or family member who just might cook for you! 

Get it here :) 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


wrap olive oil, syrups, chocolate + caramel sauce

wrap wine, champagne, cider, sake

wrap fresh baked breads 

 wrap cookbooks and favorite magazines

gifts + tea towels = nice. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

tea time

the sometimes stressful holidays are upon us. 
so take time, relax a little, 
have tea.

and the satsuma tangerines have arrived 
at the market here in san francisco.

now that's exciting!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

the retail mix

orders to our stockists 
are being assembled and readied for shipping. 

it's always interesting how they mix and match 
our designs for their stores.

it's fun for us to see the combinations,
so here are 3 assortments, shipping today!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

just vote

if you’re an american, today is your lucky day.

you can vote. 

so exercise your right, and get a 
voter appreciation discount of 
20% off everything at

enter discount code VOTE at checkout.

(1 day only)

Monday, October 22, 2012

top ten gifts


easy as pie gift set 
is food & wine magazine's #1 editor's top ten pick. 

in the november issue, 
just in time for thanksgiving pie. 

many thanks to suzie myers.

Friday, October 19, 2012

introducing kiddot

kiddot aprons 
just right for smallish cooks and kitchen helpers.

100% linen, handprinted just like our tea towels, 
with copper orange twill tape ties. 

photos, and 2 of the 3 kids, by 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

friends + followers

lissa writes a blog 
keep it simple, keep it fresh 

a gluten free blog dedicated to 
food, family, friends, and time in the kitchen
so I sent her one of our newest tea towels
(keep it simple, how appropriate!)
and she was nice enough to do a photo shoot, 
complete with a recipe for beef and pumpkin stew. 

visit her here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

use cloth not paper :)

introducing our brand new 
flour sack sets

3 oversized (32"x38") flour sack towels 
in a very happy tote (think reusable lunch sack). 

the hang tag says
use cloth not paper :)
 part of our campaign to replace paper towels with cloth. 

100% pre-washed cotton, absorbent, hardworking. 
use for everything in the kitchen. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

only a few of our linen CARRY GOODS 
market bags in willow 
are left on the shelf, and we're 
making room for lots of new products. 

so say "good buy" and get one now.
until they're all gone. 

(nice pockets)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

calling all cooks + waiters

practically a uniform 
for cooks, waiters, and all kitchen helpers.

studiopatró café aprons in oyster + natural, 
and coming soon in copper linen too.

love our new images, by friend and cohort 


Saturday, September 22, 2012

seeing dots

coming sooooooon

lots of dots at 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

forage ahead

our exclusive design for williams-sonoma:

a foraging apron 

with a big pocket for gathering fruits and vegetables,
 and a smaller pocket for more delicate items 
like mushrooms and herbs.

also doubles as an over-the-shoulder tote 
for trips to the market.

available only in their
agrarian shop

Sunday, September 2, 2012

late summer peeks

yikes, it's september.

time for a peek at fall, 
and a toast to a successful gift show in new york. 

new products are being printed 
and sewn 
and photographed 
and assembled 
and tied 
and shipped. 

got to go now. we're really busy :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

happy birthday julia child

i watched her on tv in the sixties. 
and i'm watching her again on pbs.

she was fascinating then, as she is today.

happy 100th birthday, julia.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

today... in italy

it's always fun to send our towels and aprons 
off to magazines for photo shoots. 

especially when they go to milan. 

see them in the august issue of la cucina italiana 
on newsstands now. 


Friday, August 3, 2012

american made

martha stewart has launched

and included studiopatró as a nominee for their awards program.

thank you!

our mission: 
we design, hand print and sew right here in the
san francisco bay area. we figure we’re helping
to keep 8 people busy and working 
on our goods, and we’re proud of that.
it ensures that our quality is superb too. 
we hope you value that like we do!

Sunday, July 22, 2012


we've been busy here in the studio.

testing new linen
designing new products
getting ready for nyigf in august
planning for the holidays
reprinting pie and cake
sending out orders

and enjoying some really beautiful weather here in san francisco

exciting times ahead :)


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

cake, pie + a giveaway


guess what?
are printed and sewn and available on our site. 
(notice our new color? raspberry!)

we collaborated with Edwards Smith, our favorite woodworker, 
to handcraft a wooden server, and we've paired it with CAKE and PIE 
to create 50 very special limited edition sets:

even more good news:
we are giving away 2 sets this week to 2 winners. 

to enter, simply subscribe to studiopatró here 
before tuesday, july 2nd at 10am pst.

(and leave a comment below to let us know 
what you'll be cooking and baking this summer)

10% off everything in our shop thru july 11. 
the promotion code will be emailed to you after you subscribe.

This giveaway is open to all readers. Winners will be contacted on July 2, 2012 by email and announced at the bottom of this post, our Facebook invite + fan page, and on Twitter shortly after. Total value of item is $42.00. All items are US made. Shipping is provided to both winners free of cost.

Friday, June 1, 2012

gifting in june


first comes love,

then comes Dad,

then comes the rest of summer.

just a few ideas 
to help you launch the summer season of gifting.

it's here!
happy june1st  :)


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