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The Perfect Towels for a Small Space

After 6 years of the standard fluffy bath towels we have finally found the dream towel for our small space.  

Trevor was given a beautiful waffle knit hand towel from Japan and we ended up fighting over it and washing it so many times but it still looked great.  When we found out they made bath towels as well, we were sold.  

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Welcome

Our neighbor Morihata’s binchotan skincare and bath goods are sitting pretty in the shop as of this week. We’re extra charmed by the cool and minimal selection, featuring: 

  • binchotan charcoal facial scrub puffs
  • cotton/binchotan blend body scrub bath towels
  • anti microbial binchotan toothbrushes
  • raw binchotan charcoal water purifying sticks for drinking and bathing 
  • and the some incredibly luxe and lovely Japanese cotton bath towels (3 sizes x 3 patterns)

We’re insistent that it’s SPRING in the shop, and that means it’s a nice time to clear our clutter, get rid of things that aren’t working for you, and welcome in new routines. Incorporating binchotan bath goods (with some of the new Wary Meyers soaps even) is an excellent place to start, since binchotan is inherently anti-microbial and nourishing to the skin. Come in the store to check them out first hand or read all about them online in the coming days.

linen

i came across a new linen to love from Rikumo. enjoy 

i love these towels but if you find a good plain linen on sale, here is how to make your very own! yes, a do it yourself. surprise, surprise.

What you will need:

  • 2-3 foam paint brushes (i suggest a round one one or small foam roller)
  • Fabric 
  • Textile Inks 
  • Small containers for paint
  • Exacto Knife
  • Contact Paper (transparent)
  1. draw your design on the contact paper (i suggest bold shapes for easy cutting)
  2. use the exacto knife to cut out your design. you can use the contact paper as a stencil or use the shapes you cut out 
  3. mix the color or colors you want in a small container
  4. place the contact paper sticky side down on the fabric
  5. now you can begin dabbing the paint on your stencil! i’d suggest first dabbing it on some paper to get a consistent paint coat. once one design drys you can layer patterns to add dimension

easy as that.

tip: you can also use hand cut stamps. reusable and good for other projects.