My friend Rebecca Atwood just launched her latest collection of hand-dyed pillows, and while all of them are stunners, I am beyond smitten with her Dip Dyed Wave Pillow. Maybe it’s the horrible winter that was, but the warmth in the tangerine color is like a mini-vacation for the eyes.
I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Becca over the last couple years, and it always astounds me that she’s able to come up with these beautiful patterns and dye treatments — and then reproduce them over and over again by hand (you can see from a couple photos up above how she goes about it. It’s pretty incredible, no?). For this particular pillow, I also think the linen fabric lends such an organic, fresh feeling, and the texture of the material is the perfect compliment to the dye. Joe has told me countless times that not another pillow is to magically appear in our household…do you think he’d notice if this one did? (The answer is definitely yes. Not only because he has a heightened pillow radar, but let’s be honest, this pillow is sublime).
Becca was recently featured in the New York Times, and it’s been so fun to watch her business grow (in fact, homegirl has been in business one year tomorrow, and holy moly look at all the retailers that have picked her up)! And, just in case you were curious, the title of this post means “the shadow in the dawn.” It’s totally a play on Diptyque’s lovely perfume “L’Ombre dans l’Eau,” which I’ve always thought was the most beautiful name for a fragrance. Becca’s pillows reminded me of a fiery sunrise, and the passion and warmth that should be at the start of any great day.
Image Credits: Process photos, Rebecca Atwood; all other images by Emily Johnston