Textiles

De La Espada Pillows

Check out these new pillows from De La Espada. Sure, they’re quiet in terms of color and pattern, but sometimes you need that in a room, especially if you have other pieces that tend to overwhelm. Personally, I’m pretty taken with the Chicken Wire Cushion ($180.00) because of the pattern and slightly undercover country vibe. Small Jax Cushion ($145.00) shown on left.

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Price: $145.00
Available from: Velocity Art and Design

Bedtime Story Pillowcase Set

White pillowcases seem so boring when competing against David Shrigley’s version. With these you’ve got a built-in bedtime story for whenever your brain just doesn’t have the energy to make up its own, which is probably often, am I right? I’ve long liked Shrigley’s stuff and certain items seem to be the perfect sort of gift for those that appreciate hand drawn text and such. Also, if you like the look of these pillowcases, don’t forget about the Miranda July pillowcase set, which is equally delightful.

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Price: $65.00
Available from: Third Drawer Down

Heavenly Pillow Qtrs

Oh my, these space-inspired tapestry pillows are going on my must-have list pronto. I mean, come on, how do I even resist a tapestry pillow with space imagery? It’s simply not possible. See below for more of the collection.

Shown above:
Spacewalker 1, $150
Blue Moon, $150

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Price: $150.00
Available from: DQtrs

Ethnic Cushions

These patterned cushions had me at hello. Too bad they don’t quite mesh with my current living area color scheme. Maybe they’ll match yours?

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Available from: Theo

Elsie Dodds

I’m more than a little taken with these alphabet cushions by Elsie Dodds. Each cushion is decorated with all sorts of imagery attached to a particular letter which is printed on the reverse. It’s up to you whether you find it appropriate for your living room or for someone learning their ABCs, and maybe for some of you it’ll be both.
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Price: £50.00
Available from: Moletamunro

Commune Nap Bag

If you’re lucky enough to not bat an eyelid at the price of this Nap Sleeping Bag, good for you. For the rest of us, we’ll take note of the wonderful idea of having a sleeping bag specifically for taking naps or picnicking on, especially one with stripes and plaids such as this one, and file it away for a future DIY project.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,600.00
Available from: Commune

FunQuilts

If you’re looking to add some new textiles to your home, FunQuilts has a nice selection of modern designs to choose from. Whether you’re wanting a smaller wall hanging (38″ x 46″) or a quilt big enough for a bed, know that they’ve got several sizes to fit and even a custom order option should you need it. Also, be sure to note their smaller reversible 30″ x 40″ Many Hands Blankies ($75.00, shown below) made by developmentally disabled adults.

Shown: Sparkler Quilt, $1,900.00 – $5,600.00
More quilts below.

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View FunQuilts here

Source: Dwell

Science Project Pillows

I remember seeing these on Cool Hunting a while ago, and now that they’ve popped up at another retailer it’s worth showcasing them here. Made entirely of eco-friendly materials, the appliqued pillows feature subjects of Geology (a volcano), Botany (a flower), and Anatomy (a person). Black wool felt and bright sensuede applique’s (made of recycled polyester) make for an altogether strong graphic design.

Designer: Heather Lins
Material – Pillow 100% wool felt, Insert down feather
17″ x 17″

Also available from Heather Lins’ Supermarket store ($220).

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: Gessato

Kuma Pillows

Check out Ross Menuez’s new-ish pillow range. If you like them as much as I do, you’ll have to be patient because they won’t ship until mid to late June. There’s also totes ($50) and pouches ($24) available in the same range of fabrics.

Designer: Ross Menuez
Material: Organic Cotton and Down

Shown clockwise: Dot Kuma Pillow, Cedar Kuma Pillow, Fingerprint Kuma Pillow, Zig Kuma Pillow

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: Areaware

Shield of Wings Blanket

Now you can pretend to be eagle soaring around your home while you keep warm. There’s still a few chilly nights before summer sets in, right? This blanket is by the same company that makes the funny/wonderful Sealpelts.

Designed by Vík Prjónsdóttir.
100% Icelandic wool.
250 x 135cm
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Purchase Information:

Price: $475.00
Available from: Third Drawer Down

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.

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