1 February 2023. Spring is in the air...somewhere! Spring weather is definitely not here yet, but spring clothing is, and we're inspired by the fresh colors and designs that are bringing a bit of spring into our world. Featuring deep greens, watery aquas and strong blues that contrast nicely with pale neutrals, steely greys and black to create a collection based on simple design, beautiful detailing, and vibrant colors. We love that most of the pieces in this collection can be layered over and under, so that you can start wearing things now when you need a hint of spring the most.
Some favorites this season include:
Ren Dress: A versatile button down dress with many small details, Ren can be worn with the buttons in the front or the back. Gathering across the chest creates drape and volume. In Olive and Pansy
Saku Dress: An updated shirt dress with a pointed collar and buttons to the waist. With lots of room in the body and a fuller skirt, this one's easy for spring. In Lichen and Lavender
Ran Top: Gathering at the neckline, and an easy fit with a burst of color make this one a favorite. In Spring Green and Pale Blue
Mio Top: We love the tie collar, the gathered cuff at the wrist, and the loose fit of the Mio Top. Just plain pretty. In Ivoire and Wisteria
Emma Pants: An elasticized waist, a full leg, and an elasticized cuff give these pants a little volume. Both comfy and fun! In Black, Adriatic Blue and Albatre
Ria Tunic: A great dress for spring, we like it layered over pants or leggings in cooler weather and worn on its own when the days warm up. The pleating around the collar and neckline adds a nice bit of interest, while still in keeping with the simplicity of the cut. In Clair and Black (coming soon)
Waka Jacket: A spring staple. This versatile jacket works with pants or a skirt, hits around the hip and has a bit of elastic at the back hem to create a bit of volume in the silhouette. Details include gathered sleeves, a banded collar and front slash pockets. In Ivoire
We've got many more spring items in our clothing collection. Check out the selection here and there's more to come!
1 January 2023. Happy New Year! Here's to a new start, a clean slate, a reset. After a month of treats and indulgences, we are ready for fresh, clean flavors and there's no better way than trying out a new salad recipe.
We love the Mango and Avocado salad that's printed on our 2023 Calendar Cloth by Isabelle Boinot. We've translated her version into English with our high school French for you below. Amounts are deliberately vague and can be adjusted to your preferences. We hope you'll find it as refreshing as we do.
Mango and Avocado Salad
2 ripe avocados
1 ripe mango
1/2 small red onion, chopped fine
juice of 1 small lemon
freshly grated Parmesean cheese
freshly ground black pepper
Peel and chop the mango and avocados into small pieces and place in a bowl.
Add anywhere from a tablespoon to a handful of chopped red onion depending on your preference.
Add the juice of one small lemon and a drizzle of sesame oil and give the salad a gentle toss.
Grate some Parmesean over the top and add a sprinkle of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss again gently and serve.
21 December 2022. We'd like to take a moment on this, the shortest and darkest day of the year, to reflect and be grateful. Yes, the days ahead will be colder, but from now on, each morning brings forth a little more light and we can hold this in our hearts as a reminder of renewal and joy.
As a small business, we feel lucky to be able keep doing what we do and we have you, our dear customers to be thankful for. We appreciate your orders, your emails, your phone calls, and we can't thank you enough for your support.
We hope you are staying well and we wish you health and happiness as we enter 2023.
Thank you so very much.
* Please note, we will be closed December 25-27th. Shipping will resume December 28th.
2 November 2022. Fall has come upon us quickly this year and our At Home clothing collection has arrived just in time for cooler temps. We're looking forward to soft and cozy pieces to wear as we spend more time indoors: comfortable clothing that can be worn while working, doing chores, or relaxing. We find the ritual of choosing something to add comfort to our lives is a wonderful way to welcome winter.
Here are some of our favorites from this new collection:
Jen Apron Dress: A great one for layering throughout the winter, Jen is an apron dress with room for a turtleneck or sweater underneath. Pair it with tights or leggings to keep you cozy on a cold day. In Black, Grey Blue, and Herringbone.
Rosy Coat: A coat that's also a dress, this one is simple and elegant with a band collar and buttons all the way down the front. Throw it over a skirt or dress or wear on its own with tights and boots. In Blue Violet and Herringbone Blue.
Bec Jumpsuit: A one and done uniform you'll want to wear all the time this season. Put it on and away you go! With room for a layers underneath if you need some extra warmth. In a soft wool/linen Navy.
Carol Jacket: In a linen denim navy and an easy a-line shape, this work-wear inspired jacket is great for all seasons. A generous fit makes it easy to layer over your favorite sweater. In Denim Navy.
Judy Overall: We love a good overall around here. Great for lounging about or working hard, the relaxed fit gives plenty of room in the body for comfort and ease. In Ochre and Denim Navy.
Sara Dress: In our favorite new seasonal pattern, Minnie, the Sara dress has a wide, generous fit. Great as a dress, it also works as a tunic over pants, leggings or long skirts.
Shop the full At Home clothing collection here.
26 August 2022. We're heading into fall with a lovely clothing collection in store for you. New colors, shapes, and some updated versions of Fog Linen Work classics have us looking forward to the change of season, even as we say a bittersweet goodbye to summer.
This fall's colors are deep and moody, putting us in mind of the paintings of Vermeer and the Dutch Masters. Vert, a forest green, Peacock, a strong teal blue and Canari, a wheat yellow are just a few of our favorites this season. We're also welcoming some new shapes and styles that are as fun as they are versatile. Many pieces play with conventional notions of fall clothing: sleeveless tops with open tie sides that can be worn over layers, dresses that double as duster coats, a short sleeved coat vest in a heavier weight linen to keep you warm and show off the sleeves of your favorite sweater...these are the details of this fall's collection that we are really appreciating. Something a little different to mix things up.
What we're loving:
The Rosie Top: This little piece is so much fun. A sleeveless bib top with open sides that tie under the arm, Rosie can be worn over anything to add a new dimension to your outfit, not to mention a little warmth on a cool day. We've experimented with tying the ties back to front for a more cinched look as well. In Acier and Black.
The Selena Overdress: A longer version of the Rosie Top, this lovely take on an apron dress and can be worn over dresses, skirts, leggings, pants...you choose. The sides are open, letting your under layers peek through. The waist cinches with ties at each side so you can customize the fit to your figure. It's a modern take on an old fashioned idea: protecting your clothing, adding a layer of warmth, and giving any outfit a new look. In Peacock, with Natural coming later this fall.
The Alyssa Gilet: A short sleeved over coat that will become a fall staple around here. Easy to wear over sweaters, shirts, dresses...we love how the short sleeve allows you to show off your under layer with less bulk than a long sleeved coat. We're picturing our favorite fall sweater sleeves being on display. Alyssa buttons at the side of the collar, while the body of the coat is free for ease of movement. In Grey Blue and Black.
The Scarlett Dress: A shirt dress that doubles as a duster coat, Scarlett can be worn on its own or as a versatile layering piece. In two really lovely colors, Vert and Ciel.
The Sapphire Dress: This dress could become our fall uniform, and we mean uniform in the best possible way. An easy, simple shape, with details that elevate without overwhelming: a band collar, pretty tucks at the bodice, sleeves that gather softly at the cuff. In Peacock, with Acier coming later this fall.
The Molly Jacket: Through the years, Fog Linen Work has included a version of a classic work jacket in their fall lineup. Every year we love the new version and the Molly jacket is no exception. Short and sweet, Molly is fitted through the shoulders and fuller through the body, creating a very flattering silhouette. In Iris, this fall's version of a worker's blue, and Canari.
We have much more in store: beautiful blouses, a classic gather skirt in knockout colors, some easy pants in a couple of styles, and more dresses and coats. You can see the whole 2022 fall collection in our clothing section here.
If you're looking to accessorize, don't forget to check out our new scarves, leggings and socks to add a little flair to your wear. Bring on fall!
8 June 2022. Although we haven't lost our appetite for dinner, we may have lost our motivation to cook in a hot kitchen. This summer, our strategy is to look for foods that are fairly simple to throw together and don't require much in the way of turning on the stove.
We love these fresh and simple salads from one of our favorite cookbook authors, Anna Jones.
From chef and author Mina Stone, we'll be making this tomato salad with lemon, feta, and pistachios, which add a little zing, zap, and crunch to a summer go-to.
For an easy and flavorful summer dish, Yewande Komolafe's chicken and herb salad with nuoc cham looks delicious.
We'll also be trying the kale and quinoa salad from Deb Perelman @smittenkitchen, and although we may have to turn on the oven for a bit, it won't stop us from making her recipe for almond-crisped peaches.
We'd love to see what you're cooking and serving this summer. We hope you're finding our linens helpful in your kitchens and on your tables. And perhaps you're using our mango wood utensils, brass servers, and linen coated trays for your outdoor gatherings. Tag us on Instagram @shopfoglinen and show us how you're using Fog Linen Work.
25 May 2022. We love that nothing goes to waste in the production of our linen and our new washed linen cloth sets are a fresh take on how to use remnants. Made from remnant pieces that are a wee bit smaller than our kitchen cloths, these are durable, long-lasting, and come with a nifty cotton loop for an easy hang-dry. All edges are finished. They'll grow softer and more absorbent with every wash.
Perfect for tasks around the house, and certainly not limited to the kitchen, there are many ways to use a linen cloth. We've used them as placemats, napkins, for drying leafy greens, wiping down counters, appliances, and general clean-up tasks. You can use them as a towel or a wash cloth. They're great for wrapping fruit or bread to bring on a picnic and they also make beautiful gift wrap. What's not to love?
Packaged in sets of three, each set is a little different with a fun combo of colors, patterns, and textures.
We're offering them in two different sizes:
Set A = 13" x 26"
Set B = 17.5" x 23.5"
You can find the sets in the fabric section of our website.
10 May 2022. Summer is coming, and summer clothing is already here. It's making us very excited for warmer days! This season's collection is a lovely combination of simple design, beautiful detail and bold color. These are pieces you can easily wear on repeat and be comfortable all day.
Dresses are always our summer go-to, so we're going to mention a few of our favorites this season.
Eleanor Dress: With short cap sleeves, a round gathered neckline and a drawstring waist with ties at either size to customize your fit, this dress is cool and comfy. In Jane and Noisette.
Grace Dress: A small pointed collar and gathering at the bust line are the little details that make this dress really special. The a-line shape gives it lots movement and flow for summer weather. In Acier and Olive.
Rosa Dress: Simple and pretty, the Rosa dress has a round collar and delicate gathers at the high waist. Short sleeves gather at an elasticized cuff, giving them a bit of volume. In Iris and Wisteria.
Our other summer go-to? A blousy top over an easy pant or skirt. Here's what we'll be wearing as soon as the temps rise.
Isla Top: Great details like the delicate pointed collar and shirring across the shoulder make this top easy and dressy at the same time. In Iris, Natural, and White.
Evelyn Top: Gentle pleats at the neckline and a ribbon tie at the back of the neck make this top so pretty. In Pale Blue and Olive.
Thalia Tunic: A roomy top with barely-there sleeves to keep you cool. Easy over pants or a skirt, it can be worn tucked in or left out for a more casual look. In Iris, Flamingo, and Turquoise.
Abigail Pants: These long, full pants allow for ease of movement on hot days. Dressed up or down, these pants suit any occasion. In Acier, Black, and Sapphire.
We've got lots more summer in store for you, take a peek here!
15 April 2022. Just in! A fresh batch of our herringbone cotton bath towels, hand towels and washcloths, the ones we find ourselves reaching for again and again. If you're looking for a way to refresh your household textiles for spring, these towels are lovely and absorbent for the bath and super soft on skin.
We've always wondered where the herringbone weave comes from, and it turns out herringbone patterns are ancient, having been found in early Egyptian jewelry, Native American basket weaving, and Roman roads.
When it comes to fabric, herringbone refers to a specific type of weave: a broken twill pattern, which like the Roman roads, has a distinctive V shape. A herringbone weave is commonly found in wool and twill fabrics, but can be applied to any type of material. In our case, we use it for a variety of products from linen kitchen cloths to clothing to our cotton herringbone towels. We love the texture and pattern of a classic herringbone.
You can find all of our herringbone patterned items here.
29 March 2022. First days of spring and we're ready to change over our cozy winter menus to lighter, fresher fare. We're tying on our aprons and thinking quiche, which could be as simple as eggs, cheese, fresh herbs and a little green onion or dressed up with spring veggies like asparagus and peas. Quiche is pretty adaptable, you just need a good basic recipe for the filling and then you can add whatever you like to make it your own. If you've got a trusty homemade crust recipe, great, but we won't judge if you decide to use a store bought crust. You can also bake a quiche without a crust, just make sure to grease the baking dish well so that the filling doesn't stick to the pan. Here's an easy take on the crustless quiche from Bon Appetit.
We always recommend wearing an apron when cooking quiche (or anything obviously!) and we've got some lovely new colors to choose from here.
If you're looking for nice baking dishes for that spring quiche, we have a few suggestions from our sister store, Pod.
For a two person serving dish, we love the oven safe Poele Ceramic Pan or the handled Ceramic Pan.
For adorable individual servings, we recommend these Fluted Ramekins, which are safe for baking as well.
As for kitchen clean ups, you can find our kitchen cloths, like the one pictured above, here.
So get those ovens started and those eggs whipped up for a taste of spring!