If you want to add a midcentury twist to your dining table, check out these Avocado Kitchen and Peaches and Pears placemats by Jenn Ski.
Available on Etsy, each design is a three-colour silkscreen produced with the environment in mind, the fabric being 80% Ecotec (recycled yarn made from excess cotton fabric from industrial clothing manufacturers) and 20% recycled plastic bottles.
They're sold in packs of four, with free postage anywhere. Each pack costs $36 (£22.61). See the other design over the page.
The items available are the usual sort of thing that the London Transport Museum sells – mugs, travelcard holders, coasters and placemats – but the designs are really rather lovely. They date back to 1938 from a series of posters encouraging commuters to dine out, under the slogan “Why Go Home So Soon?” Marc Fernand Severin did the original illustrations, which are in a typical 1930s style.
A set of four coasters costs £12.99. Visit the London Transport Museum website to see the full collection.
As we have come to expect from this company, the placemats and coasters feature drawings of architecture, set against a brightly coloured background. There are two series to choose from, with both available as either placemats or coasters. Set A features homes from the Georgian period up to the 1940s, whilst Set B are four buildings from the 1960s up to modern day.
A set of four coasters costs £20 and four placements £40 from the People Will Always Need Plates website.