ETERNITY & INFINITY tea towel set
ETERNITY & INFINITY tea towel set
ETERNITY & INFINITY tea towel set
ETERNITY & INFINITY tea towel set
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ETERNITY & INFINITY tea towel set

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There are only 10 sets of these tea towels in stock.

They are 100% cotton, made in India and printed by hand with water-based ink by Excellent Screenprinters, Auckland.

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"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower 
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour..."
[From Auguries of Innocence, William Blake, 1803]
This concept was sparked - as my ideas always are - by friendship. It flared into life in the spirit of connection and in the utility of goddamn TEA TOWELS as Christmas gifts.

It is unashamedly Romantic. As in Keats & Yeats Romantic, not roses & teddybears and hashtag romantic. It was also made in response to going through lockdown again. At the heart of this concept, however, is an idea meant to take you deeper and further than the imminent arrival of "Freedom Day" or a quarantine-free ticket to Raro. And I like that two of the most awe-inspiring words I can think of have been put on such a humble kitchen tool.

After months of confinement, here we are. We will soon be able to hold more of our favourite people close. Let's celebrate. Then do the dishes. I don't mind drying.

I wrote a blog about this concept. You can read it here.

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Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’
doesn’t make any sense.
[From "The Great Wagon" by Rumi (1207-1273)]

 

With you, and with love,

xAB