Entertaining season is almost upon us, so we've got tablewares on the brain and one of our current favorite table linen designers is Willow Ship. Made from natural linens and printed by hand, Willow Ship makes gorgeous home goods we'd love to show off for our guests.
Run by San Francisco-based graphic designer, Blake Kahan, Willow Ship offers bold, graphic and colorful linens that are all designed, printed and sewn by hand.
The inspiration for my home goods comes from California coastal and desert living, scandinavian minimalism, midcentury textiles & furniture, and the earthy, organic, mellow vibe of the 60s and 70s. If you (or your mom) ever sipped herbal tea from a hand-thrown mug while wearing a patterned caftan -- or maybe you just wish! -- then I think we're going to get along just fine... My original designs come about from whims, notions and lots of journal doodling in the garden. Then I turn sketches into hand-cut printing blocks and start stirring the ink and cutting the fabric.
Shown above the jump, from left to right:
1 Linen Cocktail Napkins - Four Feathers in Maize on Ivory Linen, $30/set of 4
2 Linen Cocktail Napkins - Teeth in Moss on Ivory Linen, $30/set of 4
3 Linen Cocktail Napkins - Strobe in Ochre/Maize on Ivory Linen, $35/ set of 4
4 Modern Linen Dinner Napkins - Quarters in Cream on Oatmeal Linen, $45/set of 4
5 Blockprinted Linen Pillow Cover - Strobe, $70
• Buy It: Willow Ship at Etsy
(Images: Willow Ship)