Vacations are for taking a break from work, but when our editors travel on holiday, work (discovering fledgling creative talent, spotting new wares, finding design inspiration) tends to follow them. Case in point: Margot’s grand tour of Europe a couple years back yielded a flurry of story ideas (see her posts on exquisitely wrapped fabric hangers and handwoven, plant-dyed rugs).
And here’s another one: While visiting a store in Madrid, Do Design, she spied irresistibly soft kitchen linens by French brand Linge Particulier. Upon closer inspection, she realized that they all came with ties attached to turn them into aprons if need be. She promptly bought two—one for her sister and one for her sister’s future daughter-in-law.
“As so often happens, once I got home from my travels, I wished I had bought more!” says Margot. “It’s such a simple, genius idea.” Our favorite kind.
Want more on linens and textiles? Check out:
- Bed Linens from Odessa in Shades of Blue and Green
- Object Lessons: The Humble Cotton Cleaning Cloth (Plus 5 to Buy)
- Smart Buy: My Life-Changing Dish Drying Mat from Sonoma Wool Company
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran in June 2018, and has been updated with new images and information.