Now is a good time to self reflect and self care. It is also a good time to cook. And thanks to the power of the internet (and to the resilience of e-commerce websites like Etsy), you can start by upgrading your kitchen, one step at a time.
Designer Tatiana Nedialkova of Softer and Wild is here to help you out. Her home goods line specializes in textiles, selling anything from oven mitts and kitchen towels to aprons. A small but worthy addition to your home, especially when you see so much of it.
A talented pattern designer, Nedialkova’s designs are a mix of Scandinavian aesthetic and Bulgarian folk tales. “I’m Bulgarian originally, but I’ve also lived in Brighton, UK, which is a beautiful town with old architecture,” she explained in an interview with the Etsy blog. “There are amazing decorations and patterns on the houses—circles and ornaments. I translate those into illustrations as well.”
“Something that influenced me from a young age was the drive people had to decorate and personalize their living spaces with found materials, and find beauty in the simplest of objects,” she adds. Here are some of our favorite designs by her: