Using Duckfat to find the perfect cushion…

One of the really fun and rewarding parts of my job is Item Sourcing. This is when a client has a concept of what they want but no idea where to get it from. It is a wonderful feeling to see their faces light up when you produce the perfect thing they have spent frustrating weeks/months/years searching for.


The brief to my current Sherlock Holmes assignment began with “We love to cook. We want our kitchen to really become the heart of the home”. This was closely followed by “We love vintage & handmade over soulless and mass produced…”


The task was to find the perfect cushions to bring the big window seat in the kitchen alive and to start to give the space some real personality that the clients identified with.


For this recipe to succeed we need some Duckfat


Handmade cushion from vintage Dingo flour sack (image from Duckfat).


Kimptons Champion flour sack upcycled into a cushion (image from Duckfat).


vintage Hersheys sugar sack handmade into a cushion (image from Duckfat).


The online shop is home to some really unique and wonderful treasures.  These cushions are all handmade from original vintage feed sacks.


Vintage typography “spray dried skim milk powder” sack handmade cushion (image by Duckfat).


vintage Hibiscus flour sack upcycled into a cushion (image from Duckfat).


Colourful Kimpton’s flour sack handmade into a cushion (image from Duckfat).


I think a collection of vintage sacks of flour and sugar is a really whimsical way to make the window seat become part of the kitchen.

So what do you think?

What would you have done with the brief?



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