Inspiration can sometimes come from the most unusual of places. For Lina Rennell, it came while doing cut outs of octopi, and thinking back on a lost love who "always told [her] to be punk rock." From this strange (and seemingly unrelated) set of musings, her first set of pillows was born. Each rebellious-yet-charming looking cushion is not only handmade, but also crafted using 100 percent organic hemp linen and then filled with salvaged inserts. Plus they’re crafted in four fabulously rich colors, so any one you choose will add that perfect punch to just about any couch, love seat or corner. And okay, you'll probably have to dig a little deeper into your pocket for these delightful doses of color, but we definitely think your décor will thank you for it later, You know, if it’s not too busy thanking us first.

Story by Alison Sherbach. This article originally appeared in Plenty in December 2008.

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