Top 10: Ring pillows

top ten modern ring pillows

It wasn’t too long ago that ring pillows were lookin pretty lame….thankfully, we’ve been seeing  some cool new looks and ideas with DIY’s, Etsy shops and blogs!  From books to pillow, to bowls and nests, you can pretty much use anything!  Here are my top 10:

1st row: Emersonmade, Llubav, Pomme Frites
2nd row: No144, Martha Stewart Weddings
3rd row: Paloma’s Nest, 100 Layer Cake, Wee Gardens
4th row: Wedding Aisle, Bklynpillow w/details from Thoughtful Day

The fabulous Caroline from Paloma’s Nest just released these darling NEW bicycle ring bowls in her shop, and is giving one away here on Brooklyn Bride!  Just leave a comment below and the winner will be announced on Friday.

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Studio tour: Llubav Co.

work table

I’m a huge fan of Llubav’s ring pillows, so I was super happy when she agreed to show where she creates them!

Name: Llubav Choy Duerr
Location: Brooklyn – NY
Company: Llubav co

What is your aesthetic? Fresh and vibrant with a touch of vintage. I love giving new purpose to old materials and finding new places to showcase found objects.

How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? I work from home while I take care of my almost 2 year old.  My magic corner really reflects my aesthetic in that is colorful, sweet and fun my workspace, like my life, can at times become extremely busy and complicated, but everything has its place, and over time everything serves its purpose.

Favorite part of your studio? My cute orange desk that my old boss Susan Hable passed on to me — She has great taste for antiques. I enjoy sitting there and letting my creativity flow.

Where do you go for inspiration? NY library, Nature, Bloom magazines, or an unexpected fun trip (especially up along the Hudson) can each be a source of great inspiration for me.

What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? Needles.  Can’t have enough of those to sew all those shimmery beads and sequins.  I make my piece from scratch, so not having a needle would be devastating.

Is there anything you’d upgrade to? Yes, a real studio detached from my home — a backyard barn studio would be a dream!

Anything else we should know? Yes, I’m working on an exclusive made-to-order collection that will be available next year.  I hope to add textiles to my product line this year along with other goodies.
I’m 6 months pregnant with my second child so the creative juices are becoming more intense!

magic corner

felt bins

beads2

beads

[images from Llubav]

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Wedding Style Guide

wedding style guide

I always did love a sunny palette done in a perfectly modern way…the table number buttons are pure genius, and check out that GORGEOUS ring pillow!  Look familiar?

wedding style guide

wedding style guide yellow and blue

wedding style guide yellow and blue

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[images from Wedding Style Guide, available for download]

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Bklynpillow on Martha Stewart Show

OK, so its hard not to be a LITTLE excited when you get a product on the Martha Stewart show, so pardon my little bit of happiness that Bklynpillow made it onto the Wedding special last Wednesday.  Check out Darcy’s post on her blog, or see the pillow in action.

[i promise to get some new pillows into the shop soon!]

[image from The Bride’s Guide]

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Paloma’s Nest deal

Paloma’s Nest is doing a get promotion at her etsy shop right now through April 30…you can get a set of 10 of her tiny text bowls for the discounted price of $160!   I ordered a bunch of her bowls for my bridesmaids and helpers for my wedding and they all loved them, so you KNOW they make excellent gifts for the bridal party.  This discount along with many others can be found above in DEALS + EVENTS.

[images from Paloma’s Nest]

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