Washing dishes in style | How About Orange

January 05, 2010

Washing dishes in style

A Christmas package came from my friend Megumi in Japan, and one of the goodies inside was this dish cloth/sponge. I'm completely delighted! Designed by Lotta Glave, it's about 6" x 8" and 1/8th inch thick. The only problem is it's so pretty I don't want to get it dirty. Has anyone ever framed a sponge? (Available online in the U.S. here.)

31 comments:

Jessica said...

I wouldn't hesitate to frame a sponge. I love it!

stephanie said...

ooh definitely frame the sponge

dave said...

Very cool sponge. Reminds me of these sponges my friend Priscilla just made: www.smartsponges.com

They help u remember which sponge to use for what - seems obvious but never seen it done before!

Hooray for great sponges :-)

Heather said...

Oh that is adorable! I would absolutely frame it. The website says they naturally decompose after 24 weeks and I'd hate to lose it! LOL! I'm assuming that only happens if you get it wet and use it.

megyy said...

So cute! I like your sponge :)

Lynnetta said...

I agree, it's too cute to dirty. Put that sponge in a frame! It would be cute in a frame with an easel so you can sit it near the sink.

ste-pha-nie said...

use it! It can be washed :)

Jen said...

Hey I spotted your fabric!

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=21147026

Meg said...

I think I'd have the same problem -- it's just too cute to actually use it :D I'd maybe put it in the kitchen only when expecting some visitors :D

Margot said...

:) I wouldn't want to use it either! Just frame it!

Rachelle said...

While I haven't framed a sponge, I have framed kitchen towels... anything is possible!!!

Jessica said...

you can always find the coolest stuff in Japan.

made sweet said...

that really is fantastic! deserves to be framed.

Alfred T. Mahan said...

Sure it is, Jess; just ask Squidward.

Sophie said...

So cute!
Frame it for sure.

MuseBootsi said...

I love cleaning supplies and good design. Therefore...sponge framer!

Grandma G said...

Too cute... a good excuse for not doing dishes!

Christy said...

I definitely will frame it. Too pretty!!

David & Blair said...

so fun! i love fun surprise mail!

I just opened up a "favorite things" swap on my blog. I'd love you and other How About Orange Readers to participate!

http://davidandblairmcleod.blogspot.com/2010/01/favorite-things-swap.html

LillaBarn said...

It is really nice. I am from Sweden originally, and have seen similar cloths there. Makes washing up a bit more fun...

Valerie said...

Wow. Now that is a sponge.

bermudabluez said...

I love it! I'd definitely frame it!!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Oh so pretty! I'd definitely avoid using it too.

lenival said...

I love it! It is very cool!You definitely must frame the sponge!
I can't stop to wonder how it is made...it is silk screening probably?

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Pins + Paper said...

I've never seen an artfully-made sponge! How neat is this!

~ Kristen

Drea said...

Checking out that site now! Thanks for sharing. :D

tamdoll said...

A sponge that's signed - sure I'd hang it up!

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Laurie said...

that confirms it - let's all move to Japan!

kjansma said...

I just ordered some Marimekko sponges like that! I don't think I'll want to use them, but I just had to have them.

lisa said...

I keep my favorite sponge on the fridge. It's a map of the subway in Stockholm, with all the names slightly changed to become dirty words. I get happy every time I lay my eyes on it. (And so are my guests.) I say frame the best ones, use the second best! ;)

seesaw said...

ooh. love love.

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