Am I the only person who thinks white towels are ridiculous?
White towels are beautiful because of their unsustainable nature. The first snow fall, the sunset, crystal stemware, young beauty. “Nothing gold can stay.” I suppose it’s human to want them all, yet it comes at a high cost as a lifestyle choice. My towels growing up were undersized, grayed with age, and stiff from the clothesline…I’m still ill-at-ease with enormous over-fluffed bath sheets.
I currently own no towels and sheets, as there was no room for them in my suitcase. My new roommate loaned me a set, and we’ll see where I go from there.
As for precious little bar soaps, these are a nuisance. I stick to the liquid stuff. Better living through chemistry.
off-white sheets, dark towels. My current towels are charcoal (or so they called the color, not that the color charcoal often resembles actual charcoal).
Mike, I got some lead-cut crystal glasses in Junk in Williamsburg for 3 bucks each. It was not a high cost.
The story about Cindy putting chocolate on her eyelids is so very beautiful. The word “regal” absolutely caps it.
I have brown and orange towels, and gold satin sheets and comforters. I got satin pillowcases to help my curly hair not look horrendous in the morning, and eventually just gave in to the entire sheet/duvet idea.
I might be ok with thses white towels, but they could make them in any color that pleases…
I love to see the things y’all get excited about!!
Oh, Dave, that is brilliant. I would just buy them in white and then dye them.
I don’t really have a preference as to towel color, just as long as they look fresh and unstained. I have similar feelings about sheets. In both cases, I prefer that the linens be of high quality and/or have amusing design features. I’d happily dry myself off with a fresh, soft NBA Houston Rockets towel made of a poly blend and then get into a bed with 600+ thread count cotton sheets in doodoo brown. Each case must be considered individually. Unfortunately, my need to evaluate these things on a case-by-case basis has led to a tremendous case backlog. For example, I still haven’t gotten around to deciding how I feel about a brightly colored, contoured towel I used in 2004. It just didn’t seem very fresh.
White linens are just fine, but I don’t like using bleach either and I sweat a lot and have a greasy head which makes preserving the whiteness without bleach problem-y.
I like cloth napkins, but don’t blow your nose in them. I don’t care how spicy the sauce is.
Seventh Generation makes a good non-toxic bleach.
As does ecover.
India – I know… so cool and such a simple idea. When you have a minute, have a look at some of the other muji winners. Some are so simple and obvious that it makes you want to smack your head “I coulda had a v8″ style .
Aaron, Danny and I just spewed. I read your comment aloud to him.
Tiki Towels; Gray towels monogramed in burgundy thread; mermaids and colored bubbles applied to towels; gold metal thread edging black towels; beige towels with rope-stitched rope edging for a hem; towels with a triple embossed smashed-in pattern on each end, no matter what fucking color they are; towels that look more like hooked rugs than towels; checker-board towels with matching shower caps: No.
I would like to see more towels that look like Afghan War rugs, with tanks and helicopters and AK47s on them. That is all.
Yes! I, too, very much want a set of Afghan War towels. Daryl, you are a genius.
The ones with the pictures of the dead babies on them? The Wish Fulfilment Afghan War Towels, with high thread count and in-built fluffiness, with the pictures of the dead Osama bin Laden on them, smashed into pieces so you can see his insides clearly?
Will we be dreaming this?
We have such a rug. The tanks and helicopters on it are Russian. The rug was made after they had retreated. I imagine the next wave of weavings will also not tell the story of vast powers prevailing over the “natives.” The first rugs should have taught us something important: when facing those who can weave sand into a rug fit for a King–don’t believe that they may be easily stepped on.
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Afghan War towels! Y’all! We need to start a clusterflock business. This could take off.
I’m especially fond of the rugs/towels with helicopters on them. I don’t think I’d care for the ones Lucy describes–they seem a little too war-y.
Your grew up with white towels and white monogram towels too! Whats up with that??? If you don’t like the sheets I sent – send them back I will use them in the guest room. I guess, that explains why I didn’t get a thank-you note.
I hope you liked the monogram shirts!
This is starting to feel like an intervention.
Well, now I know my mother reads the comments.
You had over 70 comments on white towels and less on things – that are far more interesting.
Ever wonder why?
Because sometimes the least interesting things can turn out to be the most interesting.
Great answer, Andrew. Creative process is not the handmaiden of hierarchy.
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You are your mothers child.
I guess this is what I get for leaving ‘interesting reads” on your bed pillows!
Confessions of a mother.
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