Perhaps this is abnormal, but I find that I dream much more vividly when I nap on the couch. (Granted, this doesn’t happen very often, but it’s always a nice mini vacation.) My wanderlust is most vibrant when I am asleep, taking me from location to location without any real travel hassle and I always wake up with the imprint of a pillow on my cheek and I consider it my passport stamp. It should also be noted that I am a firm believer in using the right pillow to take a nap. Every throw pillow on my couch is an inviting cushion, functional without sacrificing beauty and aesthetics. The imagination must be catered to, after all.
Emily Diehl of Au Retour creates stunning textiles and turns them into functional pillow covers, tote bags, and accessories. Diehl’s background in painting and printmaking manifests itself in gorgeous, striking graphics that are architectural and soft at the same time. The Double Chevron Pillow and Shore Drive Pillow are at a standoff right now for who is taking me on my next mental adventure. Perhaps I’ll take both for a test drive and see how far they take me.