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Carolina Posies Cushion in Jade
Carolina Posies is a lush, hand-drawn design which celebrates wild species of the Southern States of the Carolinas. The designer is a conservation biologist who grew up in this beautiful area. The rich colors and graphic details are matched by the interest of the many extraordinary species depicted, including monarch butterflies and their larval food-plants, milkweed, Carolina Reaper chilli peppers, devil’s paintbrush, pine barren gentian, grass of Parnassus and carnivorous plants. Carolina Posies is a detailed botanical with an enchanting meandering feel, part of a growing passion in interiors for honouring the natural world. Double-sided with a hidden zip.
Madidi Midnight Cushion
The Andean spectacled bear, a mysterious and endangered species and inspiration for Paddington Bear, was the focus of my years of study in the Andean cloud forest of Bolivia’s Madidi National Park. During long periods spent alone for my research, I became obsessed with the intricate patterns and colour around me. Lichens, thin-lipped frogs, hummingbirds and toucans, along with my bears, were the subjects of my detailed drawings, and have formed the basis of this design. The composition of the design itself was inspired by a Josef Frank design from 1938 called Anakreon. His design was based on a 3,500-year-old fresco, discovered by a friend of Frank’s, from the palace in Knossos on Crete.
Double-sided with a hidden zip.