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Michelle Mason Forest Picnic tea towel

Forest tea towel

Michelle Mason's colourful retro designs are always favourites on this site, so it's good to see some new products from the designer, including this Forest Picnic tea towel.

Like most of her designs, it's mid-century inspired, though the colours, the depiction of the vintage ceramics and the flora give it something of a Scandinavian feel too. The effect is further enhanced by its striking turquoise, pale blue and black colour scheme. 

The tea towel costs £10. 

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Categories / Homeware

All Aboard tea towel by Michelle Mason at To Dry For

Michelle Mason is well known for her cute reinterpretations of traditional London imagery. This All Aboard tea towel, available from To Dry For, picks up on that theme. 

Printed in a simple red, white and black colour scheme, it features a row of red Routemaster buses, with a nostalgic sixties feel. To add to the jolly feel of the design, the image even includes a scottie dog perched atop of a stack of presents. 

The tea towel costs £9.25. 

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London tumblers and mugs by Michelle Mason


Cheap and very cheerful, these London tumblers and mugs by Michelle Mason should brighten up your kitchen.

The designs could have been plucked straight from the 1960s, indeed they remind us of the classic Royston Cooper public posters of that particular era. For your money, you get a choice of melamine mugs or tumblers, dishwasher safe and packed with nostalgic images of the capital.

Available online, they sell for £7.99 each.

Find out more at the Michelle Mason website

Categories / Design and Interiors, Food and Drink

Michelle Mason London tumblers


 We've shown you Michelle Mason's '50s tinged London designs before, specifically on her cushions. A more accessible way to introduce the design into your home is with these London tumblers

The tumblers feature the same retro illustrations – Routemasters and teashops and all – and are made from melamine, making them the perfect things for kids or for trips away from the city. 

The tumblers cost £7.99. You can also get a melamine mug for the same price. 

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Categories / Bags, Design and Interiors

Michelle Mason’s 1950s-inspired bags for the Southbank Centre

Michelle Mason bag

Of the many Michelle Mason designs we've featured on this site, you may remember the 1930s-inspired tote bags she designed for the London Transport Museum. Well, she's put her skills to good use again for another cultural institution, this time drawing on the Fifties for these bags for the Southbank Centre

The seed pod design is typically 1950s and fits in well with the rest of the Southbank Centre's products that are inspired by that era. The bag comes in the choice of purple or blue and costs £15. 

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Michelle Mason London Calling tea towel

London calling tea towel

Like the Dupenny wallpapers and cushions, here's another design that's appearing in various guises, now in the form of the London Calling tea towel designed by Michelle Mason.

If you liked the London-based cushions we featured a couple of weeks back but couldn't justify the £45 price tag, the London Calling design is also available on a tea towel. This version of the design costs much less but has got the same 1950s feel and naive charm, complete with a bright blue sky. As a London dweller, I can only dream that such a scene faced me on a look out of the window! 

The tea towel costs £10 from To Dry For