Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Pillows with Provenance": August Morgan

Geisha Pillow

August Morgan. Isn't that just a wonderful name? Worthy of the lead character in a Ron Howard film. But then you would expect a name like that from two witty and creative people like Kate Hersch and Lance Avery Morgan. Mix Hersch's back round in art history and Sotheby's with Morgan's know-how in publishing and the corporate machine, and you create the perfect storm.

Sunny Pillow

Hersch uses her wealth of knowledge to ferret out vintage needlepoint's from around the globe recreating them into one-of-kind- pillows. I thought you might like to know about her talent. Ahem...bookmark worthy!

Don't Be Crewel Pillow

After perusing their website, I picked my favorites. Well......there were many more, so you will just have to hop over and check them out for yourselves. Believe me....there is something for everyone, from "Glam" to "Geisha" to "Modern" to.....yes, even "Magic Mushrooms".

Wee Picasso Pillow

Little pieces of art....that's what they are.

Surf and Turf Pillow

The Perfect Couple Pillows

Hounds Pillows

I don't want to forget the very clever furniture. I think I like these even more because of the various needlepoint's that have been pieced together in such unexpected ways. Wouldn't it be nice to own a piece of art you can use as well as look at?

American Icon Chair

Just Us Girls Screen

And here they are....that perfect storm I was mentioning above: Lance Avery Morgan and Kate Hersh. August Morgan.


Arlynn said...

WOW, these are phenom!!! What fantastic finds... and I can't even select a favorite : )

I think that I could find a home for almost each and every one of these in a special spot in my home...

Topsy Turvy said...

These are wonderful! My fav is the Picasso! Great find!


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Wow!! I am partial to the hound one...but they all are amazing!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Jeepers. Do you see the pillow she is holding in the last photo?? I needlepointed that design on a fat, tasseled pillow for my sister-in-law this past Christmas!!! A cardinal couple on a snowy tree limb. I guess I need to check and make sure she didn't sell it on ebay!!

katiedid said...

Hi all! They are great aren't they? I had a hard time narrowing it down.

Pamela! That is too funny! I am sure your SIL would not be unwise enough to part with such a beautiful pillow! Ther is something about cardinals. We don't have them in California and I have always wanted to see one.

coco+kelley said...

oh wow - what a crazy cool find!! the chair is incredible, but i'm really loving the abstract quality of the surf & turf pillow. and the perfect couple is really perfect!

Kate Hersch said...

Thank you for the incredible blog post, and the kind comments! I am over the moon with happiness!

Jenna said...

I love the American idol chair, great humour mixed with a classic shape, briliant!

Jenna @ Alfies Antique Market

Renae said...

The Sunny pillow is my fave as I do adore sunflowers!
Great post.

Ivy Lane said... i would love 2 of the "surf and turf" pillows as accents for my bed!!!!

Meade Design Group said...

The Geisha pillow is stunning!

Cardboard said...

I love that Surf n Turf one. So pretty!

Revival Home and Garden said...

I was so excited to see this post...we just started carrying these lovelies at our store and are smitten with them! I just did a post about them on my own blog and mentioned your great post. Check it out: