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Greenland Blue Cushion normally £65, now £35 for limited time only

Greenland (blue) cushion, 100% duck feather filling, zipper close, was £65, now £35

I’m loving this Scandi-inspired cushion. It’s part of a range of gloriously colourful, patterned homewares – giant floor cushions, upholstery fabrics, wallpapers, art prints and mugs – from B Goods, a husband and wife team Ben and Fi O’Brien, who design and make from their studio in Frome. They’ve got a sale on now, too.

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Fi, who’s originally from Melbourne, worked in advertising and ran an independent cafe and design store before founding B Goods (as in ‘be good’), and can still sometimes be found at the sewing machine. Ben works as an illustrator as well being the duo’s pattern designer and story writer.Ben and Fi of B Goods

The designs have come out of a love of nature and stories, with each pattern being inspired by a short ‘story’ written by Ben. Here’s an extract from the Nest Building story:  ‘Along the Caribbean coast of Central America, the Montezuma Oropendola builds a pendulum shaped nest that can hang 180 cm from the forest canopy branches. In humid tropical forests of the Northern Andes, female hummingbirds build tiny 2cm cup-shaped nests using spider silk, moss and lichen….’ Here’s the pattern the story inspired, as a wallpaper:

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Nest building materials (black and orange) wallpaper, was £120 now £80/m

Patterns come in different colourways, for example this upholstery fabric which is available by the metre.

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Nest building materials (green and white) upholstery fabric, 150cm wide, £75/m

Greenland Green Fabric by B Goods at TheMakerPlace.co.uk £75 metre

Greenland (green) upholstery fabric, 150cm wide, £75/m

There are bone china mugs and plates –

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Nest building materials (orange and white) bone china mug (was £20, now £15) and plate (was £25 now £17.50), direct from B Goods

– and beautiful notebooks.

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Nest building materials (green and black) notebook, was £8.50 now £5

And of course, there are the cushions, don’t forget the cushions, which are available for sofas and the floor and in different patterns and colourways.

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