The Lost Art of Towel Origami by Alison Jenkins

The Lost Art of Towel Origami by Alison Jenkins

When we check into a hotel and come upon a little towel sculpture — a swan or accordion flower, typically —  at the foot of the bed, we must admit we're charmed. Until we learned about Alison Jenkins' book, however, it hadn't occurred to us to recreate the experience for guests and live-ins.

Though not in the book, we also like these towel swans from a hotel in Egypt, using striped towels. The thick, black and white stripes help tip the scales closer to chic than cheesy.

The book is $15, here.

Images: Hotels by City (striped snakes)

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