Luxury home accessories for the designer come in the form of these high-end 100% knitted cashmere cushion covers, throw and shawl from Central London's Oyuna, makers of fine cashmere womenswear, hats, gloves, robes and more woven in Mongolia. The Spektra collection features the Pantone color spectrum in greens, purples and multi-colors.
Looking for unique furniture that is modern, comfortable and oozing with craftsmanship?
The new Canevas collection of cushions, soft poufs, modular poufs and rugs by Charlotte Lancelot for GAN Rugs, a division of Gandia Blasco, utilizes the designer's penchant for felted embroidery and cross-stitching.
The collection, which is simultaneously fun and sophisticated, includes three rugs (floral, verte and rosa), soft poufs, modular poufs and cushions. The abstracted felted wool cross-stitching gives the pieces a a handmade look without appearing like 'crafts.'
See more of GAN-Rugs collections at the link below.
Instagram, the free photo sharing app that lets you transform your images with various filters, has been all over the news lately given Facebook has purchased the popular app for $1 billion dollars.
That said, it's no wonder various creative folks will be coming up with ways to turn those images into keepsakes and products. Stitchtagram is one of the first of those concepts.
With Stitchtagram, your Instagram photos are digitally printed on a 15" square linen-cotton canvas pillow, hand sewn in Washington, DC.
The 15 inch pillows come complete with a soft and fluffy removable insert and a dark navy back with an envelope-style closure.
You can design your own layout using as many or as few images as you wish on their site, but beware, they are very pricey. (note: Those with computer and design skills could simply make their own montage on Photoshop and upload their images to Zazzle, Cafe Press or many other sites that offer pillows for a far lower price - only they won't be bleed images and the colors of the backing fabric are usually limited to black.)
Whose behind Stitchagram?
Stitchtagram is the brainchild of brother/sister team Doug and Rachel Pfeffer.
Doug Pfeffer makes stuff on the internet, including this. Find him on Twitter at @pfeffunit, or see more of his work here.
Rachel is the jeweler behind Rachel Pfeffer Designs. When she's not designing/packing/shipping/carting around pillows and fabric, she's soldering in her DC apartment.
All of Stitchtagram's products are sewn and assembled in Washington, DC and the internet bits have been hand crafted in Boston, MA.
For the next 20 hours (from the time this post was written), discounted coupons for either two or one Stitchtagram pillow are available from Fab with my invite link: http://fab.com/y06r4g
Start designing your pillows at Stitchtagram here.
This guy will stay and cuddle as long as you'd like. An image of your favorite person, pet, place or thing can be printed on handmade machine washable pillows. Long distance relationships, those on a diet, fur-allergic pet lovers, even Narcissists can benefit from the $25 throw pillows. And they make a great Valentine's Day gift.
• Two sizes and shapes are available (oval measuring 7" x 11" or round measuring 9" in diameter)
• Vibrant colors and pattern choices for the backside of the pillow
• Free worldwide delivery
Photo Pillow Specifications:
Pillow Dimensions: 7 x 11 inches (oval), 9 x 9 inches (circle) / 18 x 28 cm (oval), 23 x 23 cm (circle)
Shell Material: polyester
Fill Material: polyester
Pillow Weight: 7 oz. / 198 g.
Print Resolution: 180 dots per inch
Place of Origin: Seattle, USA
Care Instructions: Machine washable, cold water with like colors. Air dry.
Manufacturer: PillowMob, LLC
Browse their selection or make your own here.
Hat and accessories designer Eva Nip's Napoleon pillow is a candy shaped throw pillow made of stitched leather, crafted in fun colors. The whimsical accent piece, originally made of felt, is now available in leather.
Originally designed in felt (shown below), the leather version adds sophistication and luxury to the design:
Available in tan pink, brown and ivory leather with matching stitching:
images courtesy of Behance and Spell
Buy the Napoleon pillow here.
See more of Eva Nip's work here.
Typically one does not want to rest their head on a manhole cover. Not unless it's one of the fun inkjet printed throw pillows by Rhonda of Brooklyn'sIn the Seam.
Available in two sizes, Rhonda has created round comfy throw pillows with images of manhole, or sewer, covers (both domestic and international) from photographs she took herself. The gritty urban imagery is surprisingly neutral when mixed with both modern and antique interiors.
Prices range from $42 for the smaller pillows to $85 for the larger ones.
Buy them here
If you're a fan of manhole covers, you gotta see these:
The Street Beneath Your Feet: Japanese Manhole Covers