I have come to the point where ‘cheap and nasty, but will do the job’, isn’t a qualifier for occupying space in my kitchen. Or my home at large. If I am to buy something, it should be beautiful as well as practical. It should make me smile. In particular, it is the reinvention of something basic and functional, into something artful, playful, visually appealing, yet still fulfilling its fundamental purpose, that gets me interested. Like good tea towels. Yes…tea towels!
ToDryFor.com does exactly that! They are chockfull of seriously interesting illustrations. I would be rather tempted to frame some of them! There are designs for all personalities; for grow-your-own-veg trucker man, animal lovers, for the loved up couple courtesy of the astounding papercut artist Rob Ryan, for the meat lovers, for straight talking Ramsay-esque one liners….yes?, to the pretty, pastel lovers, without the twee factor. I would not hesitate getting a couple of these for friend’s birthdays…or just because!
Here’s my particular favourite. Whatcha think o’ tha, FOO????