Thinking hard of where to go this Valentine’s Day? Instead of splurging on a candlelit dinner at a restaurant, we’ve got a better idea for you: simply staying in to enjoy the good company of that special someone. Putting your own personal touches makes Valentine’s Day more special than making dinner reservations, and it’s something your other half would definitely appreciate. Plus, it doesn’t have to be an elaborate or time-consuming setup at all. Take a look at few ideas…
1. Bright Times Tealight Candleholder – $36
2. Vintage Matchbox Collection – $6
3. Rekindle Lamp – $78
4. Wild Harvested Tea – $13
5. Turkish Pestemal Towels – $38
6. Wild Harvested Room Spray – $26
7. Glass Pitcher and Cups – $8-$22
8. Linen Coaster Set – $20
9. 5 Minute Candles – $6
See all our Valentine’s Day guides here.
We’re thrilled that you guys love our new kitchen linens collection as much as we do. They are such a delight to behold and can be used in so many ways – as placemats, to line serving trays and fruit baskets or to decorate the home.
One of our customers, Min Choi, kindly shared with us her creative take on our tea towels – by using it as gift wrap for boxed liquor and a bottle of wine! We love how easy it is, and best of all, can be re-used long after the gifts have been unwrapped. Here’s her step-by-step guide for stylishly wrapped presents:
For boxed gifts
1. Place your gift in the center of the tea towel.
2. Take one end of the tea towel and fold it over the gift.
3. Lift the bottom of the tea towel and hold it in place.
4. Take the opposite end of the tea towel and make a triangular fold with it.
5. Wrap the triangular fold over the gift, then twist the top and fasten it with ribbon or twine.
For a bottle of wine
1. Slip the neck of your wine bottle through the loop at the back of the tea towel to secure it.
2. Take one end of the tea towel and fold it over the bottle.
3. Roll the bottle towards the other end of the tea towel.
4. Tuck in the ends and secure the package with the loop on the tea towel.
Thank you Min, for showing us how you are re-purposing our tea towels!
How are you using your Poketo kitchen linens? We’d love to hear from you!
We were honored to have the opportunity to visit artist Betsy Walton at her studio and home in Portland, Oregon. You know by now that Betsy has been a long time collaborator with Poketo and it was natural to have her designs in the Poketo for Target collection. Betsy keeps two studios, one for her graphic design and illustration work with partner JD Hooge and Grid/Plane Design. Betsy’s home is her other studio where she paints and creates most of her art.
Visiting her spaces, one easily sees all the wonderful influences that infiltrates her work. Her work studio is modern, clean, and a communal space among various creatives in design, animation, and music. Step inside her home, its wonderfully cozy. Betsy keeps easy going company with her cat, and all the natural flora, and other collected nature in and around her home, it is just perfectly Betsy.
Check out Betsy Walton’s laptop case in the Poketo for Target collection.
More from Betsy at Morningcraft.com.
Camilla Engman has an international following of admirers, and we at Poketo are no exception. Camilla has done wallet designs for us in the past and of course, are totally sold out and gone. But, we did bring back one design for the Poketo for Target collection. Camilla’s imagery has a wide emotional range. Some are dark and moody, others are light and whimsical. If you haven’t seen her studio in Sweden, it’s breathtaking, open, spare and cozy. Totally one of those places that you could be at work all day long.
Below, she shares with us pictures not of her studio, but, even better… her home. On top of that, some special illustrations of things real and imagined… just for Poketo!
Check out Camilla’s blog, a beautiful documentation of her everyday life in Sweden. Don’t forget to check out Camilla’s design Poketo x Target here, and of course, in Target stores nationwide.
And if you are curious, here is her studio. Amazing.