Object of Desire: Seaweed-Printed Kitchen Linens from Molesworth & Bird
We’ve previously admired the work of Melanie Molesworth and Julia Bird, longtime friends and former stylists who, for their shop, Molesworth & Bird, walk the coast near their respective homes in Dorset and Cornwall to gather seaweed, then press and preserve the specimens into painterly prints, cushions, enamelware, and other housewares. (See Shopper’s Diary: Molesworth & Bird in Cornwall.)
Lately I’ve been particularly taken by their pressed-seaweed tea towels and napkins: the ephemeral captured in an everyday object.
Take a look:
Above L: The Seaweed Print Linen Union Tea Towel in Sea Beech and a detail of the woven cotton tape loop hanger.
Above: The duo also make printed linen and cotton napkins featuring 12 different seaweed species, like the Seaweed Print Napkin in Royal Fern Weed (at left) and the Seaweed Print Napkin in Spinal Wrack (at right), £18.