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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.

Purchase Information:

Price: £50.00
Available from: Moletamunro

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

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

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

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

‘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.

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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View Lady Pillows here

Thomas Paul Sale

Act fast and get some Thomas Paul Pillows on sale…the bright colors and strong patterns might be just the thing your rooms need for a bit of summer updating. There’s also some totes and such to check out. (Note: through Gilt Groupe’s invite-only site.)

Most pillows: $55.00-$75.00 $28.00-$39.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00-$39.00
Availability: Buy Thomas Paul Sale here

Design Your Own Pillow

If you’re working with specific colors you might like the idea of designing your own pillows. Choose from several different designs, select fabric and size, then you have your pick of pillow and embroidery color. It’s kind of fun to play around with.

Price depends on fabric selection and size.
18″x18″ or 26″x26″

$45.00-$80.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00-$80.00
Availability: Buy Design Your Own Pillow here

Floral, Parrot, and Fish Cushion

Despite having a definite Florida/Miami-Vice vibe (or maybe because of it?), these pillows are strangely endearing.

Bespoke cotton cushion with floral/parrot/fish print and velvet fuchsia reverse. Feather and down insert. Made in USA. 20″ x 20″

$125.00 each, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Availability: Buy Floral, Parrot, and Fish Cushion here