February 12, 2013

An original take on duvet covers for adults and children

Filed under: Design by Orangemaster @ 4:33 pm

Designed in Amsterdam and made in Portugal, SNURK (Dutch for ‘snore’) sells playful duvet covers for adults and children. Their first design was called Le Clochard (French for ‘homeless person’), which we wrote about a few years ago and features a print of a cardboard box, with close to 40% of the proceeds going to various European foundations that help homeless youngsters.

Their astronaut duvet cover aimed at boys and princess one aimed at girls are both on pre-order.

If I were still a little girl, I would have gone with the astronaut one, like in the picture. The idea that the company suggests girls should dream of a prince (passive), while boys have space ambitions (active) unfortunately makes me itch.

(Link: www.blessthisstuff.com)

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September 28, 2008

Cardboard print duvet set

Filed under: Design by Branko Collin @ 10:06 am

These very lifelike quilt and pillow covers aren’t just stylish, they also help the homeless. Part of the proceeds of the Le Clochard set go to SZN, “the foundation for homeless young people in the Netherlands. The income is used to fund housing projects which prioritize supporting young people in finding work or continuing their education.” Depending on the size you pay between 50 and 80 euro per set.

Via BoingBoing.

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