Etsy is always a great place to look for good affordable modern pillows, and Bird Mafia doesn't disappoint. Her pillows feature designs inspired by her cut paper dioramas (which are fantastic by the way). My favorite of them is the Sun Kissed Clouds pillow. Organic cotton, hand printed, and all for just $28.
Sun Kissed Clouds pillow $28
I always love Thomas Paul's whimsical modern folk style. Typically I associate him with either pillows or tableware, but I'm absolutely in love with some of his recent duvet covers. From elephant to octopi to nautical ships, they are all killing it. If you are into the sea theme you should definitely check out his Lava Anchor pillows too. Ahoy!
Thomas Paul Bedding $250 - $400
Be still my heart. It looks like there are some new pillows at DWR with amazing fabric by the legendary Alexander Girard. While there are several prints available, my personal favorite is the "Arabesque" in Persimmon shown above. DWR exclusive.
Girard Pillows in Arabesque, Persimmon $125 - $285
Julia Kostreva's original illustrations and watercolor paintings look mighty fine as pillows, don't you think? I'm kind of enamored with the "Knit" pattern
- you can't go wrong with a pop of yellow, I say!
P.S. Check out more of her design and illustration work here
I'm always impressed with the quality of products available on Etsy for such a little amount of money. Take for example these fantastic 11" x 17" pillow by Bark Decor. It's printed with eco friendly water based inks, and sun exposed. So yeah, it's green. Even better though is the fact that the hand drawn design looks AMAZING. All that for only $34.
Make sure you check out the rest of the goodies by the dynamic sister duo Bark Decor.
Bark Decor "I"m going hunting" pillow $34
(and Sara sings too!)
These modern pillows are screen printed by hand by Ohio-based textile artist Jenny Sauer. Sold through her online shop "Three Sheets 2 the Wind", they're available in 2 sizes and a whole slew of colors and patterns. She also offers handmade prints, bedding, wall panels, and fabric by the yard. Check out her full range of products right here.
Habitation is an Etsy shop that creates handmade pillows and other housewares from reclaimed materials such as burlap coffee sacks and vintage fabrics. Their offerings are pretty scattered as far as decorating styles go (something for everyone!), but my two favorite pieces are pictured above. Check out more of their goods through the link below!
I spent the weekend in Columbus Indiana and had a chance to tour the Miller House. I was absolutely blown away by the house, and the Girard interior. Seriously life changing experience. Then this morning I wake up and see these pillows by Villa Home, and I think, yeah, I bet Girard would have liked those. I know I like them. Make sure you look at their whole line, there are some hidden gems in there. I may need to check out their showroom next time I'm in Vegas.
Villa Home Pillows
UK based Cushlab is doing some fantastically creative pillows out of felt. The texture and colors that Becca puts together really take things to the next level. All pillows are made out of wool/felt viscose and 100% wool. Sizing is standard so it should be easy to find a nice down insert. Pricing starts around £70.00 for the smaller sizes. Custom orders are accepted.
Pillows get a lot of love here on GRM, which is maybe because they're an easy and affordable way to mix up your decor or maybe it's because we just love pillows. Who really knows? One thing I do know is that these felt appliqued pillows from Studio Tree are downright fantastic. GRM catnip, even. Each one is made by hand and the appliques even have their own little bits of batting, which creates a pretty sweet 3D/textural experience. What more could you want?
Mod Pillows by Studio Tree: $40
We all know the text-obsessed. They're everywhere, hiding among us... thumbs at the ready. And now they can even text in their dreams with these black and white pillows from CB2. Perfect.
Text Message Pillows from CB2: $29.95
I have a bit of an obsession with textiles and tea towels, as you all know. So, I'm always on the lookout for cool new designs. Happily, I discovered Oh, Little Rabbit, an Oregon-based business creating playful printed textiles. Using screen printing and block printing techniques on organic cotton, they've created a whole line of products, ranging from pillows to napkins, tea towels to baby onesies. One of my favorite products is the set of Deer Mob napkins! Check out the full line of hand printed textiles here or here.
Modern textiles by Oh, Little Rabbit: $10 - $22
Based in South Carolina, Proud Mary is a textile company that firmly believes in the idea that good design can and should solve problems. From this motto, the socially conscious company works in conjunction with artisans in developing nations to provide a source of income as well as high quality goods. The product line consists of napkins, pillows, totes, and purses, all in bold, colorful patterns. My favorite print is "Quill", a beautiful blue fabric that is hand-printed using potatoes in a small cooperative outside of Cape Town, South Africa.
Textiles by Proud Mary: $15 - $110
We're big fans of South African artist Heather Moore's textile shop Skinny Laminx, so saying we're "excited" about her new designs is an understatement! You can find the new patterns on pillows, tea towels, bags, and even fabric-by-the-yard; all in cheery, updated colorways. It's hard to pick a favorite, but "Linked Birds" in lemon definitely caught my eye. What's your favorite new design?
Textile goods from Skinny Laminx: $12.50 - $30
Well, first things first. This is pretty much the coolest pillow I've ever seen. Also, I can't help but think of teenage rap duo Kris Kross, which may or may not have had some (small) amount of influence during my formative years. Seriously, who doesn't want to jump, jump? (Though, to be fair, House of Pain probably still has the best song about jumping around...)
Chris Cross Pillow by Fine Little Shop: $37
The reality of sunshine and rainbows is right around the corner and has me dreaming of outdoor living spaces. In this imaginary world wherein I actually have an outdoor area large enough to own outdoor furniture and thus accessorize said furniture, I own pillows like this. And I have a pool... and a million dollars. And swanky friends who lounge around drinking martinis and talk about politics. OK, maybe not that last one.
Designed by Andrea Gray (M.F.A. candidate, fibers, SCAD) and Leah Jewer (M.F.A., graphic design, SCAD), these delightful pillows are printed on a durable, machine-washable polyester sateen. The cases are filled with an outdoor-grade 18-inch polyester insert and feature a coordinating solid back. Available in three designs and three colors--green, brown and black/white. Dimensions: 18" x 18"
Outdoor Pillows by Working Class Studio available from shopSCAD: $30