After ridding myself of a ton of things during my last move, I’ve made it a point to only purchase and have things in my home that I really need and love. It may feel a bit bare (except for my closets…that’s another
scary story!), but I’d rather accumulate things over time that I really care for, rather than just trying to fill up the space with whatever, as soon as possible. In the last year my attachment to things has changed quite significantly. It could just be growing, aesthetics changing and feeling less need to hang onto every bit and bob I’ve had for years, but I began to realize how freeing it felt to not be weighed down by things. And I realize how very now and trendy that sounds, but after moving so many times in my life, it is truly anxiety inducing to see how much you have collected in just a year…but I digress.
Receiving this Kilim pillow from Sarah who runs The Wanderly – a shop filled with well-crafted goods, both local and from around the world – felt like the perfect example of finding things for my home that I really love, fit aesthetically, while also serving a purpose. This colourful, woven Turkish pillow has been a great head rest, foot rest, and of course, dog rest. It’s got the Gus seal of approval, so you know it’s good.