Textiles

Morphine Pillow

Do you remember seeing the Dan Golden Rugs we featured a while ago? Well, as luck would have it, there’s now a pillow featuring the same graphic as the Morphine Cartoon Rug, and it costs a mere $100 (compared to the rug prices, that’s practically giving it away).

Available for pre-order, pillows ship June 1, 2010,

Hand silk-screened
100% Organic Cotton
18″ x 18″

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Available from: Dan Golden

Aicf 20th Anniversary- Martinez Blanket

You can help fund scholarships for the American Indian College Fund by buying this blanket. As if we needed extra reasons. Some of the other blankets are pretty eye-catching as well, and have me wondering where I might fit one into my home.

Legendary Southwest ceramic artist Maria Martinez 1887-1980) is renowned for her black-on-black pottery, re-creating an ancient art form until then seen only in museums. In the Tewa pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico, she was known for making the thinnest pots in the fastest amount of time. She shared her traditional techniques and skills with her family, her Pueblo and the world, in keeping with her belief that an individual could not succeed without supporting the group.

64″ x 80″

Thanks to Jason for the link.

Purchase Information:

Price: $275.00
Availability: Buy Aicf 20th Anniversary- Martinez Blanket here

Haptic Lab Quilts, Soft-Maps

I might be late on the bandwagon to see Emily Fischer’s Soft-Maps, but it’s better late than never. Her to-scale maps quilted onto blankets are pretty wonderful. Custom orders are available and word on the street is that the quilts make excellent gifts for big life events (weddings, etc.). Readymade has an HDYGTFAJ interview with her, I recommend it.

Shown above: Map area: WIlliamsburg Bridge to McCarren Park, BQE to East River
Map details: handstitched waterfront, parks and bridge
Queen (88″ x 96″): $3,600.00
Twin (50″ x 70″): $2,400.00

Mini-quilts are also available at a more affordable price: 18 x 24″ or 24 x 36″.

(This item’s link and price was updated 05/05/10.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,400.00
Availability: Buy Haptic Lab Quilts, Soft-Maps here

Thomaspaul Bazaar Pillows

Pillows are always an inexpensive way to make a room feel new and/or different, and these circus-ish ones (it’s the fringe + animals) will add a tiny touch of middle-eastern flavor to a seating area.

The Thomaspaul Bazaar Pillow Collection, made of 100% linen and cotton fringe, features a hand screened image, with an overall design echoing the designs and patterns of the middle-east.

18 x 18 (inches)

Bazaar Ostrich Pillow, $100.00
Bazaar Elephant Pillow, $120.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Availability: Buy Thomaspaul Bazaar Pillows here

Bird Plaids by Alice Rosignoli

Fairytales and folklore? Yes, please. These wool quasi-throws/wraps will remind you to improve your storytelling skills.

BIRD PLAIDS are three plaids inspired by Chinese kites that have a recorded history of over 2500 years. Chinese kites have unique, outstanding and manifold motives and forms. They can be animals like birds, turtles, butterflies, fireflies, frogs, fishes and other kinds of marine life, all based on spirits, ghosts, fairytale and folklore. BIRD PLAIDS wrap people up in their large, cosy wings, bringing the spirit of storytelling night in the home, adding value to the comfort of wool.

Dimensions: 200 x 140 cm
Email designer to order, fyi.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Bear Bean Bag

Watch out, because these two items are kind of adorable. A grizzly bear bean bag? Log pillows with a baby propped out as a little beaver? How can anyone resist such tactics? If you look at the close-up pics on these items (not shown), you can see that the graphics are knitted instead of printed, which ratchets the quality up a notch (in my opinion).

Big Sleeping Grizzly Bear Bean Bag, $135.00, Buy it here.
Log Pillows, $40.00-$69.00, Buy it here.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Bear Bean Bag here

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Design House Stockholm Pillows and Rugs

Did you know that ‘björk’ is the Swedish word for birch, and that a birch tree that is found all over Sweden? These pillows and rugs by Lena Bengström were, of course, inspired by the birch tree with its graphical white and black trunk structure. The leather handles and edging refers to the inside of the bark.

The Björk rugs and their patterned structure, are definitely city-dwellers with a modern and enriched textile quality, as well as stylish and protective leather edging. Lena’s conviction is that a rug’s flat textile surface is just as natural in the home as stone and wood. “To me, the rugs are poetry, like a quiet whisper within the room”. The color tones create a marbled effect through a warp of cotton intertwined with a weft in wool, known not only for its sofness, but also for its built-in resistance to dirt.

Björk Pillow Cushions, Bright Grey or Dark Grey, 37″x37″, $350.00, Buy it here.

Björk Rugs, Bright Grey or Dark Grey, $250.00-$750.00, Buy it here.
Rug available sizes: 31″x98″ ($250.00), 66″x94″ ($500.00), 78″x 117″ ($750.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Availability: Buy Design House Stockholm Pillows and Rugs here

Fred Red Pillows

Yes, please, times ten thousand. Check out these strong stripes in rich bold colors that has my heart going thumpety-thump-thump. No one could accuse you of wallflower color schemes with one of these babies thrown into a room.

Kaleidostripe Pillow – Multi (left)
Modern Maze Pillow – Multi (middle)
Right Angle Pillow – Multi (right)

$295.00 each, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Availability: Buy Fred Red Pillows here

Miranda July pillowcase set

Which pillow would you rather sleep on?

“Here you will dream of endless kissing” and “Here you will dream of people you admire exposing your fraudulence” pillowcase set. The wondrous and wonderful Miranda July, a stunning new voice in, well, film, art, performance, literature…While she is finding it difficult or rather unnecessary to confine herself to a single genre, her work is instantly recognizable by an unmistakable charm and humor that can inject the everyday with a surprising magic.

Third Drawer Down, 2009, edition of 1000, 100% cotton.

$75.00, Buy it here.

$65.00 AUD, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Miranda July pillowcase set here

‘Why Not’ ‘You Are’ and ‘Since When’ Pillow by Inhabit Living

If you’re the type of person that enjoys an inspirational kick in the pants every now and then, maybe one of these pillows is for you. Don’t worry though, after a while you’ll get used to the large text and i-can-change-the-world-feeling and you’ll go back to being the same ol’ you*.

Why Not Pillow (shown in Scarlet and Soy), $60.00,
Buy it here.
You Are Pillow (shown in Scarlet and Chocolate), $60.00,
Buy it here.
Since When Pillow (Shown in Cornflower), $60.00,
Buy it here.

*that all your friends know and love, of course. I just had to throw in some cynicism for good measure.

Klippan Billgren Wool Blanket

Oh my, are you not completely smitten with these blankets? I sure am; the only difficulty is choosing between them.

Over the years, Klippan’s designers have created new patterns that have been well appreciated and this year is no exception. This year Klippan asked Ernst Billgren to design an anniversay blanket to celebrate Klippan’s 15th year since they launched their first wool blanket using almost fogotten production techniques. Ernst Billgren is regarded as one of Sweden’s most treasured artists. He is also a member o fthe Swedish Art Academy since 1997. Unique in his diversity, his designs often reflect nature, mythology and national romanticism. The Billgren blanket an incredible work of art in itself, is available in Brown/Beige and Black/Grey 100% Wool .

51.1″ (130 cm) x 70.7″ (180 cm)

$220.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $220.00
Availability: Buy Klippan Billgren Wool Blanket here

DwellStudio Sale (Gilt Groupe)

Holy, check out the savings on some of DwellStudio’s recent collections. FYI, the sale is through Gilt Groupe’s invite-only site…items sell out pretty quick.

Collage Duvet Set, $280.00-$320.00 $84.00-$96.00
Color Field Pillow, $98.00 $45.00
Paloma Pillow, $98.00 $45.00
Marguerite Cobalt Pillow, $106.00 $60.00
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy DwellStudio Sale (Gilt Groupe) here

Zig Zag and Maize Pillow

Two delightful black & white patterned pillows at a completely affordable price (yes, it’s true, as unlikely as it occurs).

zig zag pillow, $19.95,
Buy it here.

maize pillow, $24.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.95
Availability: Buy Zig Zag and Maize Pillow here

Lady Pillows

Mr. Jonathan Adler adds some figural pillows to his “happy chic” home accessory line.

A figural silhouette on one side and an abstract homage to the nipple on the other, both accented with a surprise soupçon of hand embroidery.

Front Lady Pillow, 18″ x 18″, $125.00, Buy it here.
Side Lady Pillow, 18″ x 18″, $125.00, Buy it here.
Reclining Lady Pillow, 12″ x 16″, $98.00, Buy it here.

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More information:

View Lady Pillows here

Muse collection by Mae Engelgeer

I’m completely smitten with Mae Engelgeer’s Muse Collection, especially the white and black bow pillow (not shown) and throw (bottom left). If they didn’t cost slightly more than I am willing to pay, they’d both be shipping to my house right this very second.

The collection consist out of throws and cushions in different sizes. This series is a celebratory ode to her muse, the decorative symbol the bow.The fabrics are all double sides and made out of mohair, thick acrylic and lurex yarns. The fabrics she created are manufactured in the Textile Museum in Tilburg.The colours al mingles into a happy and colourful but still very stylish mix, and the plaids look like precious jewels in object of arts.

Muse cushion L, red, € 299.95, Buy it here.
Muse throw, orange/red/off-white, € 550.00,
Buy it here.
Muse throw, white/black, € 525.00,
Buy it here.
Muse cushion S, mix off-white, € 225.00, Buy it here.