Lauren Liess Textiles "thistle" pillow in sepia. Cotton. Two-sided.
NOTE FROM LAUREN: There's something so captivating about thistles with their long spiky stems and massive pinky-purple blooms. I remember leaning in to touch the wildflower for the first time as a little girl- my bike tossed to the side of the road- and being so surprised by the softness of the petals. They're incredibly soft - softer than a dandelion- but it's hard to get to them without getting pricked. I remember trying to pop the top bloom off with my bare hands and dealing with the thorns in my fingers just so I could get the bloom & take it home. I think it's that juxtaposition that's so intriguing about thistles; their beauty is both soft & hard, like roses & their thorns, but a bit wilder & more dangerous.