A few weekends ago, I was applying the minimal touch to my bathroom and vanity. Feeling pleased with myself, I shared a quick black and white shot of the soft light coming through the window on Instagram. Within minutes, inquiring minds wanted to know where in the world did I get my tako (octopus) shower curtain. My curtain is one of the many special offerings from Thomas Paul. By the way, this isn’t my bathroom. My bocha sanctuary is teeny tiny leaving no room for a modern tub and fancy barn doors.
Thomas Paul got his start in fashion with a degree in textile design from FIT and an internship at DKNY. He first designed a neckwear collection, then began to apply silk mill printing technique to pillows; the rest is history.
The illustrations on Thomas Paul’s pillows, bedding, pouches, towels and other home objects are wonderfully detailed but always simple in color scheme with a modern shape. Each design reminds me of artwork found in vintage books.
These curtains cost a bit more than I’d usually spend but the generous print pops; it makes the room. These are made of made of a high quality cotton canvas. My tako also came with a reusable ~13 x 14 inch pouch in the same fabric and print.
All images via the site of Thomas Paul.