We need linen and toy storage for our rustic cabin - must be mouse and spider proof! Also, easy for infrequent cabin users to understand. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by jillithd
on Aug 3, 2014 -
I'm a 24 year old woman who needs to do some serious wardrobe updating. I'm tired of rayon and polyester, especially for summer. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar
on May 14, 2014 -
I need to find some nice, plain white linen kitchen towels for a gift. Can anyone tell me where to find these in the Mpls/St. Paul area or online in the US? Amazon has a listing for smaller, "guest"-type towels (12" wide
), but I'm looking for something a bit bigger. Something similar to this
, but without stripes.
I've tried Macy's, Williams Sonoma, Crate and Barrel, Kitchen Window, Amazon, eBay...and can't find anything that is (flax) linen AND plain white.
posted by mefireader
on Dec 9, 2013 -
I need to procure 60 sets of sheets, pillows, blankets and towels for four days. But, how? [more inside]
posted by Pwoink
on Jul 26, 2013 -
Hot summer days in New York can be miserable with the heat and humidity. I feel like I'm on an endless quest to find the perfect summer pants. What should I wear to keep cool and look stylish without being over or under dressed? [more inside]
posted by andrewraff
on Jun 25, 2013 -
Where in Toronto can I buy men's linen shirts, preferably dark colors and short sleeves? I'd rather not order online due to sizing and such. Thanks.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy
on Sep 17, 2012 -
Where can I buy lightweight, beachy cotton and linen clothes in NYC or online? I'm going to Thailand in February and need protection from mosquitos and the sun. [more inside]
posted by Viola
on Jan 3, 2012 -
Calling all fabric experts: I'm shopping online for a specific type of fabric, probably linen or a blend thereof. I want to make my own scrumptious bedsheets. Bedlinens
. [more inside]
posted by Corvid
on Aug 16, 2011 -
My housemate and I, and our across-the-hall neighbours, will soon be throwing a combined blanket fort party. If anyone has done something similar, do you have any tips for the logistics of actually constructing said fortress? We're thinking twine strung across rooms, secured at the wall by those little adhesive hook things, creating a frame for draping our linen - but there are worries about the strength of those little adhesive hook things. For reference, our apartments are 1920s Art Deco things with very prominent architraves (I think that's the word - skirting boards coming down from the ceiling, is what I mean) which we are thinking of using as our anchor points.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot
on Aug 2, 2011 -
Where can I get a nice, good-quality linen suit in Toronto, preferably downtown? I'm looking for someplace I can buy off the rack that has a decent selection. Any leads would be much-appreciated.
posted by Dasein
on Jul 16, 2011 -
Where can I buy an unlined or lightweight men's linen jacket or similar like this
for very hot, humid Kyoto summer? Must be worn with white dress shirt, tie and black pants. Degree of difficulty: 46L/XL and shipping to Japan. [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto
on Jun 25, 2009 -
About six years ago I spent a fair amount of cash on a good quality 100% linen sheet,pillowcases and duvet cover.The sheet and duvet cover are now worn out,the sheet in the center and the duvet cover at the top.I machine washed them regularly at 60° C with a standard non-biological detergent.I was under the impression that good linen lasted a lifetime.Do I have unrealistic expectations or am I doing something wrong?
posted by Dr.Pill
on Mar 15, 2006 -
O bibliophiles of MeFi: I humbly seek your wisdom. How would you clean the white linen cover of a fine hardcover? The book is 35 years old and in good shape, but the cover has grime, smudges, flecks, some yellowing: i.e., the usual buildup a reference volume would accrue over a few decades. I've tried mild soaps, but hesitate to use anything stronger.
posted by rob511
on Sep 8, 2005 -