Be still my beating heart.
You know that I adore graffiti, right? And you know that I’m addicted to cushions, right? Well, I never dreamed the two could come together to exist in such perfect harmony, but they have. And it’s all thanks to the very talented Matt Stewart, whose street-inspired aerosol art I’ve featured on the blog before (and display in my own home, might I add).
Matt’s new ‘Art Cushions’ range very much reflects the aesthetic of his successful aerosol art series, which is going gangbusters since it appeared in The Block Shop (I was totally across his work before it went mainstream!). The motifs you see on the cushions are digitally printed onto high-grade Belgian linen, so there’s a quality story to be told here too. They’re 50cm x 50cm in size and feature premium duck feather down inserts – with eight individual styles to choose from (my faves are the Indian headdress and flamingo motifs).
“In a market that is currently saturated with cushions, I still managed to find a want for something a little different,” Matt tells me. “A homewares product that will either match their Matt Stewart canvas artwork, or become a burst of colour as a statement piece with a strong talking point”.
What I love about these cushions is that they create such an interesting juxtaposition. The grittiness of urban street art merging with premium fabrics and fillings makes this a really interesting visual story, don’t you think?
Matt has gone to great lengths to produce these divine cushions and has considered far more than just how the cushion itself looks and feels.
“I want everything about this product to be an experience. The branding and packaging have been created to make receiving one of these cushions an event! The actual cushion is merely the brilliant end result of that experience”.
>>> Matt’s cushions are $250 each, but you can get your hands one some via the competition below 😉
WIN 2 Art Cushions in your Choice of Design!
To go in the draw to win 2 of Matt’s new cushions, simply:
– Like Matt Stewart on Facebook
– Drop a comment below naming your fave designs and why
Comp open to Aus residents only. Comp closes 11.59pm, Thursday March 26