There are those who believe happiness lies in finding beauty in the detritus of modern life.
Unfortunately, the same people think plastic bags are found art.
There’s a more refined way to appreciate the everyday. Like quirky, artist-made tea towels from the Third Drawer Down collection.
Spearheaded by Victoria, Australia, gallery owner Abigail Crompton, the project enlists up-and-coming international artists (Bavaria’s Lilli Hartman, Portland’s Carson Ellis) to spruce up plain old domestic objects.
Each heavy-duty linen piece is a limited edition and comes in a cool collector’s package complete with artist bio. Sling a pair of wrestlers over your oven handle or frame a witty clothesline scene over your bed (the project’s site includes instructions for stretching the towels).
You’ll be the proud owner of art that’s accessible, functional, and affordable.
Which is a thing of beauty in itself.