Posted by Katie Hatch, Style Director
No, it's not some newfangled restaurant in the city. It's the Japanese tradition of wrapping in fabric. And it's also the online store that teaches you how to wrap like a Furoshiki master. Consider it when you want to wrap bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts, wedding favors, or anything odd or bulky (see the watermelon wrap here). The website is a great place to get an overview of some of the traditional technique, and it also sells unique fabrics intended for this purpose, although you can always just use a piece of cloth with torn, pinked, or carefully cut edges. Here's a classic furoshiki wrap:
I also love the idea of using an unexpected fabric, like this mohair from The Wonder of White in our Winter 2007 issue:
or in a simple pink cotton (from Pink and Orange: A Modern Setting)—a great and inexpensive way to make an impact with color:
Or if you're leaving your out-of-town guests a gift in their rooms, you may want to use the wine bottle wrap:
What unexpected wrapping are you using for favors and other gifts?