Right now, we are all aching for a sense of comfort and reassurance while we weather the twists and turns of what has been a jarring and humbling year. While the world has slowed down and we spend more time at home, simple and useful objects that have meaning and bring us a sense of warmth and protection are sacred right now.
I have been trying to replicate the perfect comfy, snugly, cozy, vintage-vibes blanket from my childhood nostalgia. THE blanket. The perfect amount of warmth and softness, but weight and texture. The perfect blend of elegance and practicality. The blanket to make memories with, the blanket to pass down through the generations. The blanket that evokes memories and healing; love, and protection. And on top of all that: a blanket that is long enough to cover my toes at nearly six feet tall, but also easy enough to throw over the couch and move room-to-room.
Well THE blanket has been birthed, inspired by my memories at my Nona's house. Our hand-drawn woven tapestry "Nona's Throw" blankets are elegant yet comfy and are inspired by my childhood naps on my Nona's couch: with her steps away cooking fragrant Greek dishes, my Papou playing Solitaire on the kitchen table, Etta James playing on the radio, and me feeling safe, content, and relaxed as a child in the incredible loving energy of her home. These blankets evoke my most favorite and precious childhood memories of my most cherished person in the world, my Nona. I have been working on this collection through quarantine when all I wanted to do was feel safe and protected again like when I was a child. Each and every design in this collection has an intimate meaning to me - and I finally feel proud to release it! The designs are woven into the blanket fabric like the kaleidoscopic tapestry of our own lives, of our memories, and our love. They are so special.
Grab a blanket or gift a blanket: Snuggle up with a book, have a picnic, lounge on the couch, throw it on your bed + listen to music, hang on your wall...the possibilities are endless with these amazing blankets - they are a work of art! I hope my blankets bring you the same peace, comfort, and sense of belonging that they have for me.