favor- “ette” friday: chilewich

February 10th, 2012

We are really tough on our things.

And I’m not just talking about the kids. Well, okay, I’m not talking at ALL about Mike. It’s me. And the kids. AND the dog. WE’RE tough on our things. We drip, we spill, we drop. Remember the ape from that 1970’s American Tourister luggage commercial? That’s us (again, NOT Mike.).

So it’s essential that everything we purchase is sturdy, durable and most importantly – easy to clean.

But I also want things that are well-designed and look great too.

Cue Chilewich.

Sandy Chilewich founded Hue hosiery and then went on to develop the iconic “Ray” line of bowls, boxes and trays. She now heads up her namesake company, which brilliantly weaves vinyl material into stylish, functional and VERY durable placemats, floor mats and other home accessories.

We have several of her placemats and floor mats and they always get lots of compliments – especially the acid green, ovoid-shaped mat in the powder room.

They hold up exceptionally well, and have remained stain-free and intact for years now.

My next Chilewich? I think this:

photo credit: chilewich.com

Or maybe this:

photo credit: chilewich.com

And possibly this:

photo credit: chilewich.com

Happy Friday!

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