Regular readers will know that I do have a bit of a thing for nice tea-towels (blame my mother, she's more obsessed than I and clearly passed on the gene). They're an inexpensive way to brighten up your kitchen, and make, let's face it, a rather boring chore that little bit more interesting. This summery duo from newly-opened online gifts and accessories store Kitty & Polly combines the iconic, charmingly hippy VW Kombi van with a traditional beach scene of beach huts (that very sought-after summer commodity, now out of the price range of mere mortals). Available in baby blue and pink, the towels are 100% cotton, designed and produced right here in Blighty and cost just £4.50 each. As opening specials, Kitty & Polly is offering free shipping on orders over £40, and 10% off your next order when you register for their newsletter.