Wednesday, June 12, 2013


We frequently have customers who are looking for very special pillows. They are the jewelry that completes the outfit so to speak. The covers are exquisite fabrics and trims that may evoke another time or place in personal history, or be the splash of color that ties everything together.  The common ground for these gems is the blend of down and feather that we manufacture to support the cover.  

We recently discovered these beautifully rendered pen and ink drawings of down pillows that were made by the 22 year old Albert Dürer in 1493.  We are delighted to see that nothing really has changed in the look of the down pillow, and that the pillows we make today, with a little use, look just like the pillows of 500 years ago.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Self-portrait, Study of a Hand and a Pillow (recto); Six Studies of Pillows (verso)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Beautiful Colors - The 2 Ply Bonded Polyester Hand Stitching/Jewelry Twine Has Arrived!

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Little House - Long Cushions

The Metropolitan Museum of Art regularly posts short audio/visual tours from their collection and this one on Frank Lloyd Wright's living room of the Little House features a few views of a pair of wonderfully long, long window seats bookended by perfectly proportioned bolsters.

These pictures make a strong case for making one long cushion for a window or bench seat instead of breaking the space up with 2 or 3 (or more!) cushions.  

It's graphically bold and comes with the added benefit of allowing the user to lie anywhere they want without encountering a break from one cushion to the next. 

An interesting choice was made to have the cushions come up short in width to allow the bolster to rest inside the space between the cushion and the wall.