The finest things in life are linen.

What's better than one gorgeous Studiopatró linen? Two! This set pairs their slate-blue kitchen apron with the 52 stripes tea towel, custom designed for Food52.

We prefer the slate blue linen apron over all others because it makes us feel a little lovelier while we cook. So go ahead -- make a mess in your kitchen.

The striped towel was inspired by an old photo of Picasso (in a striped shirt, at a striped table), and is handprinted with 52 bright blue intersecting stripes. These towels are absorbent, sturdy, and become softer with each use, meaning they just get better over time. We also love using them to line bread baskets for the dinner table, or to wrap wine bottles to bring as gifts.