13 September 2023. Our second clothing drop has arrived and we're excited to share some more new styles and color ways with you, as well as a restock of this fall's favorite, the Inge Coat Dress in Carole.
Here's what's arrived:
Luuk Dress in Black: A pretty dress for fall, Luuk has a Peter Pan collar and shirring at the bodice. Featuring a dropped shoulder, bracelet length sleeves with elasticized cuffs, on-seam pockets and a straight hem. The fit is easy, with plenty of room in the body. Also available in Rouille.
Milou Pants in Navy and Black: A full leg, an elasticized waist with a drawstring tie, and a dropped crotch make the Milou pants super comfy while still looking sharp. On-seam pockets. Add your favorite top and you're good to go.
Reia Dress in Glen Check: A dress with a relaxed fit and plenty of little details, Reia has a contrasting tie collar and cuff, buttons down the front of the bodice, and a shirttail hem. A versatile piece, Reia can be worn with the buttons in the front or the back. Side pockets.
Katinka Top in Lucas and Natural: Katinka is a long sleeve blouse with a band collar and corozo buttons down the front. With a boxy shape, a slightly cropped length, dropped shoulders and button cuff sleeves with gentle pleats that hit just above the wrist and give the sleeves some volume. There's a back center pleat and a gently rounded hem. Also available in Citron.
Sette Shirt in Pain Brule and Natural: Sette is a long tunic with a shawl collar, a dropped sleeve and a roomy fit. With corozo buttons down the front, side pockets, and long sleeves that have a gathered one button cuff. The hem is straight and features side slits, with the back hem longer than the front.
Anouk Shirt in Natural: In an a-line shape that gives plenty of room in the body, the Anouk shirt has corozo buttons down the front, a small pointed collar, and long sleeves that button at the cuff. The hem is straight, with side slits. Side pockets. Wear over pants or a dress or on its own with tights or leggings. Also available in Albatre.
Charlotte Gilet in Herringbone: A great piece for layering all fall, Charlotte is a long sleeveless coat/vest dress with fabric covered buttons down the front, a round collar, side pockets and a straight hem. An a-line shape gives room in the body. Wear over a dress or pants, or layer over a top, sweater, tights or leggings. Also available in Black.
Mirthe Coat in Grey Blue: A simple coat with a pointed collar, raglan sleeves, cloth covered buttons, and side pockets. The hem is straight, with a slit at the back for ease of movement. An a-line shape gives this coat plenty of room in the body. In a heavier weight linen, this is a great coat for fall and early winter. Also available in Blue Violet.
Wool Leggings! Many of you have been asking when these were arriving. They are here in brown, navy, grey and charcoal grey. All ready to keep you cozy this fall.
7 September 2023. It's that time again! Just in time for the end of summer and the start of fall, a box arrives at the shop that looks perfectly normal, cardboard and scuffed from travel. But this box is different from all other boxes. It's full of calendar cloths, the once-yearly, limited edition cloths that arrive to our collective bated breath.
While the kitchen cloth is the workhorse of the kitchen, the calendar cloth can live as a casual wall hanging, clipped to a piece of twine or pinned to the wall throughout the year. They offer us a snapshot into the simplicity of day to day life, reminding us to live well and mind the passing of each day. At the end of the year, the calendar cloth can continue to hang on the wall or it can have a Cinderella moment, changing back to a workaday cloth. They make wonderful gifts and you may want to keep one for yourself too.
Each cloth features an artist's unique design that conjures a mood or sentiment to usher in the new year. This year, we welcome the work of artists Isabelle Boinot, a perennial favorite, and Yosuke Omomo, an artist and picture book author based in Tokyo. With illustrations ranging from cats and dogs, everyday objects, food and flowers and some playful street scenes, there's something for everyone.
You can see all of our calendar cloth options here. Right now, all Isabelle Boinot calendar cloths are in stock, and Yosuke Omomo calendar cloths will be arriving shortly. Sign up to be notified by email and you'll be the first to know when they land.
04 August 2023. Fall 2023 clothing is beginning to arrive. We're welcoming fall this year with rich saturated colors and styles that invite layering and pairing. Here are some of our favorites.
Katinka Top: A short cropped shirt with a band collar and buttons down the front, we love pairing this one in Citron with the Ichika skirt in the same color. It also works as a light jacket worn over a tee or tank. In Citron.
Luuk Dress: With a peter pan collar and a bit of smocking at the bodice, this pretty dress is a one-and-done outfit for fall. Lots of room in the body for adding a layer and tights underneath on a cooler day. We love the gathered sleeves, which add a bit of volume and detail. In Rouille.
Julia Over Dress: A great layering piece, this easy cap sleeve dress with a deep v-neck can be worn over blouses, turtlenecks or sweaters. We love it paired with a top in a similar color for a monochromatic outfit, but wearing it with contrasting colors looks great too. We love it in Pain Brule paired with the Nina Blouse in Rouille. In Black and Pain Brule.
Inge Coat Dress: This versatile piece can be worn as a light coat or a dress depending on your mood and the weather. We love it over tights as a dress, or paired over a top and pants as a coat. It's also a fun piece to layer over another dress. We love it in Ochre paired with the Noisette Emma Dress. In Ochre and Carole.
Lieke Top: An elasticized waistband and cuffs give the Lieke top a blousy feel without being too voluminous. A nice top that's casual, but dresses up nicely depending on what you pair it with. In Black and Lilas.
Sem Top: Pleating at the front and back of the neckline gives this a-line top a bit of simple detailing. With a tie at the back, this top can also be worn with the tie at the front if you wish. In Albatre and Lilas.
Levi Pants: A fun pant for fall! Levi is a bloomer pant with an elasticized waist, and a voluminous fit that gathers at the ankle with a wide elasticized cuff. Add your favorite top and you're good to go. In Black, Acier and Pain Brule.
Lotte Coat: A robe coat with an a-line shape and a relaxed fit, Lotte has a notched collar, and a removable tie belt. It's the perfect layer for cooler weather with room to add a sweater underneath. In Agate and Black.
Marike Jacket: We love any take on the pea coat, and this one is especially nice. A double breasted mid-length jacket, Marike has a wide pointed collar and four rows of fabric covered buttons at the front. In Agate and Black.
Mirthe Coat: A simple coat with a pointed collar, raglan sleeves, cloth covered buttons, and side pockets. An a-line shape gives this coat plenty of room in the body. In a heavier weight linen, this is a great coat for fall and early winter. In Blue Violet.
There's so much more in our apparel section on-line and we'll be getting some new pieces in the coming weeks as well. And check out our fall accessories too! We've got a small selection of new Tuz and Roserie scarves available, with more on the way. Stay tuned, we promise to keep you posted as things continue to arrive.
20 June 2023. Eating out of doors in the summer is truly one of life's simple pleasures, and while we're happy eating on the back stoop with paper plates and napkins, sometimes it's fun to dress things up a bit. Lightweight and easy to wash, our linen napkins and tablecloths add a touch of casual elegance to outdoor dining.
We asked our friend, food photographer and stylist, Shilpa Iyer, to create a summer setting for our Josh tablecloth and Anne napkin. We love the short film she created, a dreamy nod to meals in the backyard.
Since this is the season for planning menus based on what's looking good at the nearest farm stand and cooking with intuition rather than following a recipe, we're sharing a few of our favorite no-recipe suggestions with you here. We encourage you to substitute and experiment as you like.
For starters: Fresh mozzarella, ricotta or feta torn into chunks with sliced peaches, watermelon and cherry tomatoes doused with a little olive oil, cider vinegar, flaky salt and fresh ground pepper. With a little fresh chopped basil sprinkled about if you have it.
Potato salad made with new potatoes, boiled until a knife goes easily through, and dressed with a simple mustard vinaigrette and some fresh chopped parsley, red onion, shallots or dill. Maybe some capers or a chopped hard boiled egg if you feel like it.
Thinly sliced kale, swiss chard, or collard greens, center rib and stem removed, then tossed with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add some grated parmesean cheese or some toasted bread crumbs for more flavor and texture if you like.
Easy Mains: Throw your favorite protein on the grill and you have a lovely meal.
Last but not least: For dessert, we'll keep it simple this summer by serving fresh seasonal fruit with whipped cream or a few pints of ice cream and calling it a win. And we'd never turn down a good old ice cream sandwich or a klondike bar...we've delighted guests of all ages with these options.
When you're ready to set your summer table, check out all our tablecloths and napkins for the full selection of colors and patterns.
7 May 2023. Our natural linen products are the foundation of Fog Linen Work. The original line started with a few simply designed pieces in natural linen and stamped with their function. From there, a product line was launched. We recently asked founder, Yumiko Sekine, to say a few words about the story behind the creation of Fog Linen Work. Here's what she said:
Some of my favorite pieces from Fog Linen Work are the products that made up our original collection.
When I visited Lithuania for the first time over 25 years ago, I was a wholesaler of foreign housewares, books and stationery. Knowing Lithuanians produced high quality linen, I was hoping to find products to buy. As there were no trade shows or wholesale showrooms, I walked around the city looking for nice linen products in the stores, so that I could identify the manufacturers. Though I didn’t find what I was looking for there, I found a phone book in my hotel room and searched the word "Linas" (linen in Lithuanian). I called the few companies that were listed, but most didn’t understand English and just hung up. Finally, I managed to talk to one company and asked them to send me their product catalogue and price list. After a few days, I received a few small samples of linen fabric with a note asking what kinds of products I needed. I didn’t have any experience designing items for factory production, but luckily I had a friend who had experience making patterns and sketches for a factory in India. With her help, I made product sketches to send to the factory in Lithuania by fax. Our first collection included the Kitchen Cloths, Napkins, Tablecloths, the Full Apron, the Cafe Apron, the Garcon Apron, and a Tote Bag. We still carry most of them as our standard collection and I still enjoy using them at home.
Explore all of our items incorporating "natural" linen here.
30 April 2023. Just in! Summer Clothing from Fog Linen Work has landed and we have some great looks to share with you. With lovely detailing and a range of colors, we hope you'll find these summery offerings the perfect antidote to a cool spring day. We've picked a few things to highlight here and there's much more in our clothing section and a few more pieces on the way.
Johanna Dress: If we had to pick a fave, it might be this dress. Easy to wear all summer long, the fit is relaxed, the details are pretty. We love the band collar with delicate gathering around the neck and buttons down the front. In Spring Green and Miel.
Emelyn Dress: Another great dress, Emelyn has a longer length and an easy fit, with cap sleeves and a beautifully gathered neckline with a ribbon that ties at the back of the neck. In Wisteria and Black.
Adal Dress: A new take on the shirt dress, Adal has a band collar and a hidden button placket. Pleats at the waistline add gentle tailoring and shape to the full skirt. With short wide sleeves, side pockets and a straight hem. In Spring Green, and Black.
Kerry Top: Like your favorite tee, this linen version has a simple tee shape with a patch pocket at the chest and roomy short sleeves that hit above the elbow. With a round collar and lots of room in the body, this is a perfect summer top. In White and Rose.
Fredie Jumpsuit: A one and done outfit for summer, the Fredie jumpsuit is sleeveless with a round neckline and a covered button placket down the front. The high waist is elasticized and there are side seam pockets. The wide leg creates a flattering silhouette with a relaxed fit. In Adriatic Blue and Black.
Lulie Jacket: A simple jacket with a boxy fit, Lulie has a notched collar, a single button closure, slightly dropped shoulders and mid-length wide sleeves. This is a nice jacket for summer, providing an extra layer on a cooler day or evening. In Black.
Debee Wide Pant: With a wide leg that hits mid-calf and an elasticized waist, the Debee pant looks like a skirt and acts like a pant. On-seam pockets. Add your favorite top and you're good to go. In Acier and Adriatic Blue.
For more dresses, tops, and summery wear please visit our entire summer collection here.
26 April 2023. When spring rolls around, we're ready to switch up our baking from the cozy spice forward recipes of winter to something light and fresh. Berries and lemon are always a favorite combination, and we can't wait to try this blueberry muffin recipe with lemon and yogurt from Benjamina Ebuehi.
Known for the complex treats she baked on the 2016 season of The Great British Bake Off, Benjamina Ebuehi writes recipes, styles, and creates content for various media outlets. Her recipes are simple, straightforward and easy to tackle in the kitchen. Her latest cookbook, A Good Day To Bake, can be found at our sister store, Pod.
Whenever we cook, we rely on our linen aprons and kitchen cloths to help keep mess to a minimum. With a variety of apron styles to choose from and kitchen cloths in all sorts of colors and patterns, you're sure to find something that suits your style.
15 April 2023. Mii Thaaii's summer clothing line has just arrived in a vibrant array of loose fitting linen pants, jumpsuits, and tops designed to keep you cool in the summer heat. The vibe is playful and casual, the kind of clothing that is perfect to wear to the beach, on a picnic, working in the garden or relaxing in the shade.
Here's what's new:
Chandra Pants: An easy fitting pant with an elasticized drawstring waist, side pockets and a patch pocket at the back, you'll want one in every color as your summer uniform. Makes a great beach pant! In Marine Blue, Sky Blue, Navy, and Natural.
Keema Pants: Even more relaxed in fit than the Chandra Pants, the Keema Pants have plenty of room in the waist and through the hip with an elasticized drawstring waist, side pockets and a wide leg that tapers slightly towards the ankle. Wearable anywhere, including the beach. In White and Green.
Runa Top: An easy fitting long sleeve shirt with a band collar and buttons down the front. The back length is a bit longer than the front. Lovely paired with with the Chandra Pants in the same color way. In Navy, Natural, Sky Blue, and Rose Pink.
Yukta Jumpsuit: A one and done outfit for summer, this jumpsuit is easy and relaxed. With patch pockets at the front. A good way to cover up in the summer should you need a little break from the sun or a little warmth on a cooler day. In Rose Pink, Sky Blue, and Marine Blue.
See all the Mii Thaaii linen collection and the Mii Thaaii cotton silk collection here.
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.