Meet Mr. Blue yoga mat. How dull. Not exactly “om” inspiring.
Meet Ms. Doreen Hing, exercise addict and founder/designer
of Plank, an upscale line of yoga accessories. Not dull. Very “om” inspiring.
Based in Boston (from Britain surprise, surprise), this designer has set out to infuse a bit of her tongue-in-cheek humor and transcendental thinking into revving up ubiquitous purple + blue mats seen in studios today. Determined to offer hip
yoga accessories versus the “hippie, bohemian” ones commonly found, Plank mats are stylish and witty. Yoga not your thing? You can also use the mats for pilates and general stretching too. Available at Fred Segal, Paul Smith, Design Within Reach, and for the locals, Lekker Home. Purchase them online too, mats range between $60-125.
putting Boston on the map, but on the mat, too.
(Photos: “Bling” mat. Photos courtesy of Plank.)