Destination Pillows

The "Destination" pillows use design, color, and texture to weave wry commentary on world-famous cities, with messages for our time. 

First is "Seattle's Gilded Age"

Wide bands of opulent gold satin wrap the city skyline snugly in their embrace, while a turbulent pink and yellow sunset over a blue satin sea evokes the stunning, changeable natural setting.  
 

The message?  "Red sky at night; sailor’s delight... (Enjoy it while you can!)"

Price: $49.99

Each "Destination" pillow will appear a little bit different, due to the natural variation in coloring of the pink and yellow batik we're using as "sunset".

The second is "Paris in Revolt / Paris révolutionnaire." Inspired by recent events, this pillow features a thin gold-framed sunset skyline, placed onto worn jeans fabric. The slim gold boundary between the famous city--from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe--and the rough fabric is meant to remind us of how the sans-culottes forced France out of feudalism into democracy back in 1789. Pillow backs are made of neon yellow utility fabric with white cotton stripes, evoking the Gilets jaunes or Yellow Vest protesters of 2018-19. The cellphone pocket is trimmed in pink cotton with a portrait of a French queen who looks on the scene with a wry gaze. Hope for the republic is symbolized by the tricolor flag patch stitched on the pocket.

The message is: "Des sans-culottes aux gilets jaunes, Paris tente la révolution." 

(From the sans culottes of 1789 to the Yellow Vests of 2019, Paris tempts revolution.)  

$49.99:  Paris pillow  

 

Check out the pillow's recent visit to Paris, and some fabulous street art discovered there, on our blog, "A Revolution in Fiction"!

About Batik

Batik is a special kind of cloth; ours is in a flowerburst pattern. Practiced almost exclusively on Java, batik-making involves a complex wax-resistance process in which all parts of a cloth that are not to be dyed are coated on both sides with wax before the cloth is dipped into the dye. It is a time-consuming process and the resulting cloth features unique combinations of organic shapes and bright colors.

"Seattle's Gilded Age" Pillow 

Front with Batik Back

"Seattle's Gilded Age" Pillow 

Front with 

Gold Satin Back

"Paris in Revolt / Paris révolutionnaire"

Pillow Front and Back

"Paris in Revolt / Paris révolutionnaire"

Detail of Backs, featuring portraits of

French queens

Honey Girl Books and Gifts LLC, Seattle WA 98116     juliawsea@gmail.com 
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