SF-based linen designers Kevin and Mike (aka KMO) popped up on DailyCandy yesterday and we had to blog them as this week's local designers because . . . it's Bedroom Month. OK, that's not the only reason. We had to blog them because it's Valentine's Day, and they so boldly manifest love for two great American cities that we also love: New York and San Francisco, and they do it in sheets. And since so many of our readers have lived in both cities, we thought this one might resonate.
Mike and Kevin now live in SF's Western Addition but migrated here from Queens, NY, so the sheets, which feature the silhouetted skylines and significant landmarks of both hometowns, chart their westward migration. SF includes the TV tower and the Bay Bridge while NY includes the Brooklyn Bridge, and in a gesture that shows how oldskool these guys are, the pre-9/11 skyline.
(Then there's the third line, black and white skulls, which has nothing to do with anything as far as we can tell, but is still fun.)
The KMO team should learn to iron, and their copy can be a little cheesy, but they picked their subject matter cannily, their designs are strong, and since they're pitching their products as "alternatve linens," we can't really hold them to convention. The sheets are described as 100% cotton, "as pleasing to sleep on as they are to look at," and go for $109 - $139 for a set that includes a fitted, a flat, and two pillow cases. (A note to Kevin and Mike: you should offer a duvet as well.) Available here. Similarly-themed tees are also available on the site.