During the hayday of flour milling in the United States, Minneapolis was re-named the "Flour Milling City of the World." Along the rumbling Mississippi River companies still known today like Gold Medal Flour and Pillsbury had their milling factories in full swing. After nearly 30 years as the top Flour Milling City, the industry started to move on with the advent of World War I. But what it left behind were a variety of products that have been reused and recycled throughout society ever since. The most recognizable amongst them being the old flour sack towels found in kitchens across the World.
Ty is a simple plastic shower curtain made from Tyvek — designed and thoughtfully packaged by Seattle design collective Grain Design. While Tyvek shower curtains are nothing new — they are ideally PVC-free, non-toxic, recyclable, machine washable and mold and mildew resistant — Grain Design's approach to a pre-packaged, customizable and affordable "DIY Edition" might be the hook to make Tyvek more attractive to consumers.
Although there's many things that are small and skimpy at the lake or beach this summer, your towel shouldn't be one of them. Even if you're sporting an itty bitty teeny weenie yellow polka dot bikini, it doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to kick back and relax in super-sized artistic fashion does it?
Sharing a 1940's apartment, I am always fighting for storage for all my hair, make up, and bathroom products. My bathroom has only a pedestal sink, shower, and toilet with no room for storage except in the medicine cabinet. I was excited to discover the MagnaPod storage units to accommodate all my "necessary" make up products.
We loved Jenny and Cristina's rustic modern house tour back in January. It was beautiful, creative and uncluttered. So, we were naturally excited to see that Jenny's word of advice ("Get rid of crap. Buy things you’ll love forever. Make stuff.") are now available as a permanent reminder to all of us thanks to her wife's screen printing know how.
In celebration of Earth Day, the Company Store is launching a new bedding and bath collection called Green Earth. The bedding, blankets and towels are purported to be produced in an environmentally-friendly way, from the manufacturing to the packaging. However, they're not organic, which seems strange to us.
All month long, Apartment Therapy bloggers have been sharing their dream bathrooms. From simple to luxurious, romantic to rustic, we've seen a range of styles representing the tastes, climates, and cultures of our regional teams. But one thing they all have in common is a penchant for posh towels.
Few household purchases make you feel like a real grown-up as your first set of matching towels. Mine were a hastily chosen seafoam green terry that felt soft and silky to the touch, but left my skin a damp, linty mess. Now on my fourth set, I can confidently identify a quality bath towel. But that doesn't mean I can afford one.