I have a love-hate relationship with placemats. I'm grateful that they keep a dinner mess contained, but then I always dread washing, drying, and occasionally ironing them, too. I've bought the plastic ones but they often get warped quickly and sometimes require a glass to hold the corners down. So it was with great delight that I discovered the most divine and chic placemats to date.
Crafted with FDA-grade silicone, Modern Twist's new take on linens offers up sleek designs that will have modern décor groupies clambering around the table. The minimalist look lets the table stand out while saving its surface from crumbs and water rings. All the while, the silk-screened images allow creative minds to venture into a make-believe world where washable markers are welcome. Artists and kiddos can get after the mats again and again with no trace left behind once water hits the slab. And the food? It rolls right off just like water does to oil. Now if only my dishes were so easy to clean.