Hello and welcome to a world of antiques, vintage and upcycled interior decor appreciation!
What about them Allmoge Cushions? Well, some years ago, might have been over a decade ago actually, I began sourcing vintage fabrics from selected outlets around Gothenburg, Sweden. Managed to build up quite a collection. Then got to a point when I realised that it was getting a bit too much. Where to put it all?
So the years went by. I thought about the fabrics once in a while, but that was about it. Then one day around Xmas last year I got a brainwave. Why not start making cushions out of them? Give them a new life, aka upcycling. I’m a vintage girl at heart.
Said and done. On New Years Day 2013 (sad?) I began making cushions. And since it’s so much fun being creative and seeing the final product I haven’t stopped since. I also feel good about the green aspect of the cushions and the fact that they are unique and different.
What about the Allmoge Cushions’ blog? The blog is about matters relating to interior design that I find inspirational and interesting. They usually revolve around vintage, upcycling and antiques. Other matters that stir my gut such as provenance, the effects of globalisation on the arts and crafts sector. And just plain style. Oh, and colour. I wouldn’t be a woman if there were no fashion moments mentioned .
As yet, Allmoge Cushions aren’t for sale. But please stay tuned to the Allmoge Cushions’ world via links to Facebook, Flickr and Twitter pages found at the bottom of the page.
PS. What does Allmoge actually mean? Allmoge is Swedish for folk art. Art made by ordinary folks, as opposed to fine art commissioned by the wealthy and influential people. Allmoge art is very creative, colourful and vibrant, using resources within reach. Allmoge Cushions has taken that spirit onboard and made a 21st century interpretation.