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These One-of-a-Kind Throw Pillows Are Guaranteed to Spark Joy

Havertown’s Knob Thorn Home for the win.


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Knob Thorn Home pillows are what your couch is missing. Photograph by Jillian Guyette.

In the age of Marie Kondo-esque minimalism (we, too, are banishing anything that doesn’t “spark joy”), goods worthy of your home can’t just be beautiful — they must be meaningful, too. These showstoppers from Knob Thorn Home — a new brand by Havertown-based textile collector Simone Swantek — check all the right boxes.

They’re pretty, one-of-a-kind, and hand-sewn from uncommon fabrics like Baule cloth from Ivory Coast and vintage Turkish cotton. With details like these, you might find more bliss in your pillows than in your furniture. From $60 at Eastcote Lane, Devon.

Published as “Fluff and Nonsense” in the March 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.