To celebrate the release of our new tea towels in collaboration with Lisa Congdon, we’ve conducted a series of interviews with the illustrator herself. We’re big fans of her creative work, and would love for you to get to know the amazing individual behind these designs!

In the first installment, we ask Lisa about her vision for the tea towels and how she will be using these versatile linens in her own home. We’ve got more interviews with Lisa lined up, so stay tuned!

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1. What was your inspiration for the tea towels?

I use a lot of geometric pattern in my work, and oftentimes I find myself doodling different geometric designs in my sketchbook. This pattern started out as a doodle and the next thing I knew I was making it into a repeat pattern!

2. Why do you think these designs are totally Poketo?

Poketo is all about the combination of modern and quirky. It’s also about cool art and design being accessible and even funtional. I think the tea towels bring a really fun, quirky, colorful element to something that people can use in their everyday life.

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3. In three words, how do you hope people feel when they use your new tea towel designs?

Happy, clean, inspired.

4. How will you be using the tea towels in your kitchen?

I will be adding them to my already huge tea towel collection. I started collecting tea towels from all over the world about five years ago — some are vintage, of course, but many are new and from countries that really embrace their tea towels like Sweden and England. I actually use the vast majority of my tea towels — most for drying things, but I also use them as centerpieces for my tables.

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  • I love the pattern of the tea towels! I wish I was in L.A. so I could visit the store. I am so going to order it online!

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