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est. 2007
  1. Wee London Olympics find: Custhom for Anthropologie tea towels

    I was actually considering doing an Olympics souvenir tea-towel round-up but then I spied these incredibly lovely specimens by Custhom for Anthropologie and I decided to call it quits. (If you’ve started to fret at this sorry news, cheer yourself up with my fabulously nerdy Top 10 London Olympics Souvenir Mugs.)

    Whoever made the call at European Anthropologie’s head office to collaborate with British design studio Custhom deserves a big pat on the back, because it really is a fabulous collection, featuring Custhom’s signature hand-finished prints, vivid colours and a retro aesthetic.

    Custhom is the brainchild of Nathan Philpott and Jemma Ooi, who are both graduates of textile design at the Royal College of Art. They were inspired by 1930s vintage textile repeats in the design of their Games print collection. Each print represents a specific sport: diving; hockey; cycling; sailing; and athletics, and they are hand screen-printed on cotton drill tea towels. There is also a collection of five postcards as well. Athletics Hockey Tea Towel, £10 from Anthropologie.

    Anthropologie
    158 Regent Street
    London, W1B 5SW
    Tel. 7529 9800
    Nearest tube: Piccadilly
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    Opening hours:
    Monday to Wednesday 10am-7pm
    Thursday 10am-8pm
    Friday to Saturday 10am-7pm
    Sunday 12 noon-6pm

    Want more London Olympics souvenirs? Here are some other recent posts:
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    Have you seen a gorgeous Olympics souvenir tea towel? Tell me about your favourites.