SIMPLE SHAPE'S 14-DAY HOLIDAY GUIDE

DAY EIGHT: Look what the tide washed up...

And so it continues...our seasonal guide is into day eight and for today we have a pair of tea towels to smarten up you kitchen. Designed by Superfolk - lovers of the wild outdoors, for lovers of the great indoors (kitchen lovers to be specific).

 'Flotsam' Tea Towel, set of 2, £27

'Flotsam' Tea Towel, set of 2, £27

Tea towels have to work hard, but they don't have to be tired. These tea towels are part of a growing body of work by design studio Superfolk. Their ideas are lifted from the landscape that they live in on the wild west coast of Co Mayo, Ireland. Their 'Meander' range is a nod to the soft search that a river makes for the sea. 

 'Meander' tea towel

'Meander' tea towel

 'Flotsam' tea towel, 

'Flotsam' tea towel, 

Each design is initially hand-painted by founding partner Jo-Anne Butler, before being printed onto cotton in the UK. One design shows the meandering line of the river and the other the flotsam, the river debris, that floats out towards the sea.

Might be worth treating yourself to a kitchen spruce-up before the festive feasting starts.

 Dried up (stylishly)

Dried up (stylishly)