With nearly 50 years experience as the world’s color authority, Pantone is bringing insight and creativity into your home via jcp (formerly known as JC Penney).
The Sheet sets, duvets, lotion or soap dispensers, wastebaskets and toothbrush holders are available in Blue Aster, Emerald Green (Pantone's color of the year for 2013), Purple Magic and Tangerine Tango.
The Pantone bathroom towels and bath rugs are available in those same colors plus Aruba Blue, Hot Pink, Green Sheen and Macaw Green and Bright White.
Shower Curtains come in 6 variations, three tonal versions and three patterned versions:
Two types of throw Pantone pillows are available:
Shop the jcp Pantone Universe Collection here.
Turkish T artisan linens and towels are hand-loomed and environmentally friendly. Combining usefulness with luxury, they come in a rainbow of colors and can be used in the kitchen, on the dining table, by the pool, at the beach, as throw blankets, as accents on furniture and much more.
In the kitchen:
On the table:
Available in a multitude of sizes and various weights, the 100% unbleached cotton towels and linens turn a utilitarian product into one infused with style and luxury. Gaining softness with every wash, they are manufactured on ancient Turkish hand looms.
Absorbent and beautiful, they are great for poolside or at the beach:
The linen hand towels below are a favorite of Gwyneth Paltrow and featured on her blog, Goop:
The Bamboo Towel (50% Bamboo 50% Cotton) is for those that appreciate hand loomed turkish cotton but understand the need to be handled with care:
They make great gifts for others or yourself. With so many styles and colors, you'll find anything for anyone!
Check out all their styles, sizes and colors here.
above: detail from the Jasper Johns Beach Towel for 2011
above: detail from the Tracey Emin Beach Towel for 2011
Works on Whatever and The Art Production Fund have just released their Artist Series Beach Towels for 2011 whose proceeds go toward funding public art. This year they have reproduced the art of only two artists (as opposed to four in previous years) on the 60" x 70" limited edition cotton towels.
The 2011 Artist Towel Series featuring works by TRACEY EMIN and JASPER JOHNS will be on view at The Standard Spa during Art Basel Miami Beach from December 2-5, 2010.
The Jasper Johns Beach Towel:
The Tracey Emin Towel:
I have blogged about these each year since they began producing them. Previous years' towels included artwork by Alex Katz, Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Yoshitomo Nara, Elizabeth Peyton, Kehinde Wiley, Raymond Pettibone, Rob Pruitt, Karen Kilimnik, Richard Phillips, Ed Ruscha, Peter Doig and Marilyn Minter.
The 2008 Artist Series Beach Towels
The 2009 Artist Series Beach Towels
The 2010 Artist Series Beach Towels
The price continues to rise on these functional pieces of art. Priced at $95 each, you can purchase them, and available ones from years' past.
Buy them here.
WOW (Works on Whatever): is part of Art Production Fund’s WOW project; a unique collection of everyday items designed by artists. APF invites artists to experiment with the latest commercial materials and techniques to bring art off the walls and into homes as everyday objects. WOW introduces contemporary art to a larger community, with revenues from sales supporting our non-profit mission. WOW functions conceptually with APF’s program of expanding art audiences and helps fund additional major public art initiatives. Art Production Fund (APF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art.
Once again, the Art Production Fund and Works on Whatever have come out with their artist beach towels. This year, they are only adding two to the fourth annual artist towel series, each created by acclaimed artists Peter Doig and Yoshitomo Nara.
They make great gifts for the art lover in your life, or for yourself. Each towel measures 60" x 70” (double width), is made of 100% cotton and costs $95. each. Buy them here.
•To see the 2008 artist beach towels, go here.
•To see the 2009 artist beach towels, go here.
It's that time of year again. And no, I don't mean Christmas, I mean the release of the latest collection of artist beach towels from the Art Production Fund and Works On Whatever.
Once again, the four limited edition beach towels will be carried by Target (online only) and also available online in two other places. Links to purchase are at the end of this post.
This year, 2009, the collection features contemporary artwork by Karen Kilimnik, Raymond Pettibon, Julian Schnabel and Ed Ruscha reproduced on large soft 100% cotton, 50" x 60" beach towels.
The new beach towels will be on view at the Raleigh Hotel and at the Standard Spa during Art Basel Miami Beach, Dec. 4-7, 2008.
About WOW (Works on Towels): Artist Towel Series 2009 is part of Art Production Fund's WOW (Works on Whatever) project. a unique collection of everyday items designed by artists. APF invites artists to experiment with the latest commercial materials and techniques to bring art off the walls and into homes as everyday objects. WOW introduces contemporary art to a larger community with revenues from sales supporting our non-profit mission. WOW works conceptually with APF's program of expanding art audiences and helps fund additional major civic artworks.
To see the artist towels series from 2008 and 2007, click here.
To purchase them (and they go quickly) you can buy each of the $50.00 USD towels at:
• the Standard Hotels online store here. (plus shipping)
• Or at Target online here. (free shipping now)
• Or directly from WOW -(10$ shipping) where you can find some of the others from 2007 and 2008.
100% of the profits go to support public art and they are so much fun, they make a fabulous and worthwhile gift.