Your couch could go much harder
Home-décor accent excellence, striped-slapper watch continues & more
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Today we’ve got:
Veg-dyed, NYC-designed, hand-loomed cushions, rugs and more to enswaggen your couch & cribbo.
Banging roomy striped shirts from Japan.
A beautiful and popping pen that, if we published, like, “father’s day gift guides,” we would include there, but we don’t do that kind of s**t, so enjoy it yourself or gift one to someone cool who is or isn’t your father simply because it’s tight!
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LET’S GET TO IT —
One morning a few weeks back I (Jonah) grammed a shot of some classic California sunshine flooding into Spyplane HQ. The focus of the image was our cat, but within moments, Mach 3+ photograph-inspector Spyfriend Emily Keegin was in yr boy’s DMs requesting intel on two sun-faded slapper home-jawns tucked unassumingly onto a bench into the corner of the frame: “Tell me about your cushions,” she wrote.
She was right to be curious — these cushions are dope as h*ll. We’ve had them for nearly a decade, and they’re from a small independent NYC designer, hand-loomed from veg-dyed wool by Turkish weavers.
When it comes to high-sauce, non-try-hard home-décor, Erin and I are major kilim appreciators. They’re an unparalleled, time-honored way to warm up a room / accent a chair, bench or couch / generally make yr home feel “Rich in Spirit.”
And we love the way these kilims in particular PARTAKE in traditional methods & styles while updating them in cool & subtle ways …
Yes! Man’s stuff is extremely beautiful, extremely durable stylewise, and extremely high-craft. He’s also got a bunch of hella nice runners, carpets & rugs…
And yet he remains surprisingly slept-on, with just over 1k IG followers: