my trend predictions for 2012: turkish towels & oilskin
while not for everyone they are, in my opinion, where it’s at.
if you can release yourself from the notion that a towel should be the terry cloth equivalent of the lead apron that is heaved upon you during x-rays at the dentist, you might find yourself falling in love with these towels.
i overheard someone refer to them as “very lutheran”. on the contrary, a linen towel wants to comfort & pamper you if you’d let it.
lovely to look at
very quick to dry
OILSKIN: MORE TOWN, LESS COUNTRY
it’s kinda everywhere i look these days…
there were loads of oilskin bags at the gift show but this one was a standout.
this tote handmade by the very clever peg & awl, is the perfect mix of old & new with a whole lotta soul stitched into every corner
i was introduced to oilskin jackets, and their constant companion-wellie boots, in the scottish country side so many years ago.
they retained a certain musty, slightly petroleum scent that spoke of rain soaked peaty fields and farm equipment. i was instantly a fan.
loving their latest stateside makeover….at genuine motorworks in brooklyn, this waxed canvas jacket from vanson is a right on alternative to the traditional leather motorcycle jacket.
i wanted to post their photo of the jacket but the site is currently down, so this will have to do for now. (***update! see photo on right)