Luxury Pantone! Cashmere Colour Spectrum Shawls, Throws and Cushion Covers.

pantone cashmere

Luxury home accessories for the designer come in the form of these high-end 100% knitted cashmere cushion covers, throw and shawl from Central London’s Oyuna, makers of fine cashmere womenswear, hats, gloves, robes and more woven in Mongolia. The Spektra collection features the Pantone color spectrum in greens, purples and multi-colors. Read more

Charlotte Lancelot’s Canevas Furniture & Rug Collection Combines Craft With Sophistication.

Charlotte Lancelot for Canevas

Looking for unique furniture that is modern, comfortable and oozing with craftsmanship? The new Canevas collection of cushions, soft poufs, modular poufs and rugs by Charlotte Lancelot for GAN Rugs, a division of Gandia Blasco, utilizes the designer’s penchant for felted embroidery and cross-stitching. Read more

One Sweet Pillow. The Napoleon Candy Shaped Pillow in Leather by Eva Nip.

Hat and accessories designer Eva Nip’s Napoleon pillow is a candy shaped throw pillow made of stitched leather, crafted in fun colors. The whimsical accent piece, originally made of felt, is now available in leather.







Originally designed in felt (shown below), the leather version adds sophistication and luxury to the design:

Available in tan pink, brown and ivory leather with matching stitching:

images courtesy of Behance and Spell

Buy the Napoleon pillow here.


See more of Eva Nip’s work here.

Sit On Knits! Custom Upholstered Sweater Chairs By Melanie Porter.

Traditional and modern chairs take on a new dimension when upholstered in the hand-knit textiles of Melanie Porter. From tub chairs to wing chairs, Chippendales to Egg chairs, Melanie painstakingly strips them of their original upholstery and then covers each chair in her hand knit panels of cable knits, patchwork, cross-stitch, and crochet. Details like hand covered buttons, pom pom accents, union jacks, painted frames and color combinations best show off the textiles.


Melanie’s chairs are cozy and inviting one-of-a-kind functional art pieces. She even gives them human names, which only add to their appeal. Here’s a look at several of her unique chairs.

Nora chair:

Lottie chair:

Olivia chair:

Bob chair:

Will chair:

Pip and Pen chairs:

Albert chair:

George chair:

Gilbert chair:

Bertie chair:

Tabby chair:

In addition to the chairs, Melanie makes and sells hand-knit cushions using Italian Merino wools.

Percy (Union jack) Cushions in two colorways:

Daffy, Honeycomb and Quod cushions:

images courtesy of Furfin, Melanie Porter and Mydeco.

About Melanie Porter:

After 10 years working as a knitwear designer for a number of international fashion brands, Melanie has turned her expertise to furniture, creating one-off contemporary designs from chairs sourced from auctions and markets across the UK.

Melanie undertakes the entire process herself and everything, from the restoration and upholstering to the individual, crocheted buttons, is done by hand. The result of this incredibly labor-intensive process is a stunning and unique work of art, destined to be a future family heirloom.

Shop for Melanie’s chairs and cushions here.
Please contact Melanie for any further details, or to enquire about bespoke commisions.
t:
07770 941305
e:
info@melanieporter.co.uk

Artist Dan Golden Introduces His Cartoon Throw Pillow Collection

Dan Golden Pillows

Dan Golden Pillows. A longtime fan of Dan Golden’s whimsical and downright hilarious hand-tufted cartoon rugs (shown further down in this post), I was thrilled to hear that he’s launching a pillow collection with some of the same designs this coming November. Read more

Eco-Friendly & Extra Funky Pillows From Heather Lins Home.

heather lins throw pillows

Located in Madison, Wisconsin, Heather Lins was trained as a graphic designer but wanted to escape the computer and get her hands dirty in the studio. As a result, Heather Lins Home was born. Read more