Textiles

Virtue Blanket

As some of you might be aware, wedding season is fast approaching. If you’re looking for a gift for upcoming nuptials, you should (of course) get them something off their registry. However, if the couple has thumbed their noses at the tradition of registering (or if you’re a stickler for putting thought and effort into every gift), then maybe something like this would be a perfect thing to wish them well.

“The Virtue blanket (155 cm x 210 cm) is finely knitted using high quality, undyed Icelandic wool. It warms us, at the same time reminding us to be virtuous. The pattern is derived from the decorations on the virtue cloths reworked in a contemporary style, but with the historical background of the virtue cloths in mind. It is a symmetrical, abstract form that each individual can interpret in his or her own way.”
by Mary (Olof Maria Olafsdottir)

Size: 155 cm x 210 cm
Colors: grey, brown and black

$208.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $208.00
Available from: Birkiland

Bespoke Embroidered Pillow

Hmm? Did I hear you say you have way too much money? Might I recommend a bespoke embroidered pillow perhaps? It takes 4-6 weeks for delivery, so unfortunately it won’t work for this year’s Mother’s Day, but you can always keep in mind for next year.

A wonderful personalized gift to admire and remember. Send us your child’s drawing and we will embroider an exact replica of it on a 100% white cotton pillow case. White. Measures 12″ X 16″. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Measures 12″ X 16″

$795.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $795.00
Availability: Buy Bespoke Embroidered Pillow here

Pillows (Barneys)

These might be a little beyond what you’re willing to pay for a pillow, but they’re nice to look at, right?

Large Pinwheels Pillow – Pink, $265.00
Folded Polka Dot Cushion – Black/White, $350.00
Embroidered Ikat Pillow – White, $315.00
Large Zebra Stripe Cushion – Zebra, $265.00
Embroidered Ikat Pillow – Orange, $350.00
Fornasetti Egocentrismo Pillow – Black/White, $195.00

Buy it here.

More information:

View Pillows (Barneys) here

Wideband Quilt

This won’t be available for purchase until June, so I’m breaking the rules a bit, but I can’t help myself. I love the black/white banded quilt, as should you if you know what’s good for you.
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More information:

View Wideband Quilt here

Misc Pillows

A few accent pillows worth noting…

Marcus Pillow, 12″ x 18″, $50.00, Buy it here.
Kalina Blue Pillow, 18″ x 18″, $75.00, Buy it here.
Empire Pillow, 12″ x 16″, $50.00,
Buy it here.

More information:

View Misc Pillows here

Mixelated Pillows

With a name like ‘mixelated’, how could you not absolutely love these pillows?

Brand: Alice & Sens
Material: Silk and linen
Dimensions: 50 x 50 cm

Mixelated Blue, €50 €39.50 Buy it here.
Mixelated Plum, €50 €39.50 Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: &euro39.50
Availability: Buy Mixelated Pillows here

Antique Sari Quilts

No doubt there will many differing opinions on these two items, but hopefully a few of you can appreciate the color and pattern of these antique sari throws.

Traditional quilts with an exotic edge add glimpses of another culture to your surroundings. Each is an original, handmade in India by artisans who work lengths and patches of vintage cotton saris into stunning throws for sofa, chair or bed. Hand quilted and reversible; colors and patterns will vary. Dry clean. Imported. Each is one-of-kind and subject to prior sale.

#71 and #23 shown above.

$495.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $495.00
Availability: Buy Antique Sari Quilts here

Fauna Pillow Sale

I posted the Areaware sale a while back, and now ideeli is having a Fauna Pillow sale with up to 60% off, which is a pretty good deal. Starts today (Thursday 4/2) at 11am EST. If you’re not a member, you can use code ‘betterliving‘ to enter the site.

Set of 2 Fauna Pillows: $70.00 $32.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Availability: Buy Fauna Pillow Sale here

Martin Bedding

Through April 4th you can take 25% off all Martin bedding by using promo code MARTIN25 at checkout. Might be a good time to brighten up the bedroom.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $33.00 and up
Availability: Buy Martin Bedding here

Moooi July Throw

So, instead of spending $1000-$2000 on a new sofa or chair, you could just spend $450 on a throw to cover up your old one. Whether or not that’s a good idea is up to you.

Printed cotton throw available in two patterns: Pantheon (by Studio Job) or July 2005 (by Marcel Wanders). Made in the Netherlands.

Material(s): Cotton
Dimensions: 110″ X 65″

$455.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $455.00
Availability: Buy Moooi July Throw here

Street Pillow and Napkin

Two gems from lovegrove & repucci.

‘Mean Streets’ Pillow, Size: 20″ x 20″, $89.00,
Buy it here.
Street Napkin, $6.95 each,
Buy it here.

Marimekko Throw Pillows

Oooo, look at all these pillows by Marimekko…it’s awfully tempting to pick up a few.

Ruutukaava, $34.00, Buy it here.
Marhaba, $57.00, Buy it here.
Blue Cheetah, $120.00, Buy it here.
Pakkanen $34.00, Buy it here.
Biloba Cotton Sateen, $34.00, Buy it here.
Aarre, $32.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00-$120.00
Availability: Buy Marimekko Throw Pillows here

Collage Charcoal Bedding

The black and white abstract print of this bedding by DwellStudio is a perfect counterpoint to a strong accent color, either on a room’s walls or as a bold border on sheets.

Designed for comfort, but beautiful enough to hang on the wall: DwellStudio’s Abstractions collection draws inspiration from the world of modern art. Abstract motifs, simple lines, and bold colors predominate on styles that will appeal to the most discerning palates.

Collage Charcoal Standard Sham (pair), $99.00
Collage Charcoal Euro Sham (pair), $110.00
Collage Charcoal Full/Queen Duvet Set, $308.00
Collage Charcoal King Duvet Set, $352.00
Buy it here.
Also shown: Linen Edge Saffron/Pearl Sheets and Cases, $88.00 – $352.00,
Buy it here.

Felted Wool Stones by Ronel Jordaan

These stones by Ronel Jordaan seem to be quite a bit larger than the Felt Rocks by Molo, and they would be excellent cushions to add here and there around a living space. (I’ve listed links for two different retailers; whoever had the lower price got the link for that particular item.)

Socially conscious as well as gifted, Jordaan has set up a women’s workshop in Gauteng- Johannesburg-where her personally trained artisans transform interlocking fibers, made from 100% merino wool, into these freeform oversized “stone” floor cushions…Soft yet buoyant, the veined, smooth textured cushions can be arranged to support seat and back. Hand washable in cold water.

Small, 12″w x 14″d x 5″h, $245.00, Buy it here.
Medium, 16″w x 20″d x 12″h, $395.00, Buy it here.
Large, 31″w x 27″d x 16″h, $595.00, Buy it here.

also shown:
Pebble Cushion, $595.00, Buy it here.
Pebble Carpet, $395.00-$2000.00, Buy it here.

The Pleasure Garden Pillow

The pillow search continues…I like the bright colors and illustrative design of these two pillows by Stig Lindberg.

This wonderful pillow features the original textile design by Swedesh artist Stig Lindberg. Printed by the classic Swedish textile company Ljungbergs. Simply beautiful.
Wash cold. Do not tumble dry. 100% Cotton.
Size: 18″ x 18″

Black or Red

$49.99, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.99
Availability: Buy The Pleasure Garden Pillow here