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Plushy soft synth pillows

Submitted by on April 21, 2009 – 10:14 pm 3 Comments

It seems as though every time I try to bring my synthesizers to bed, I end up with bruises all over my body and scrapes and cuts on my face.  Well, there’s a solution to this problem – plushy, soft old-school analogue synthesizer pillows!

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A textile artist in Brisbane Australia called pulsewidth (what else?) has come up with soft cuddly versions of classic synths.   Each of the synthesizer pillows is crafted by hand  from felt, cotton, embroidery thread, wool stuffing and even has tiny little knobs made with metal brads. My own minimoog is so old and beat up that’s this minimoog pillow actually looks like the real thing in my studio:

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These incredibly detailed creations are amazingly small too:  3 to 5 inches wide and about 2 to 2.5 inches deep. That’s not quite writing the lord’s prayer on the head of a pin, but still very impressive.

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There’s a Juno 106, Korg MS-20, Arp Odyssey, Minimoog and others.  If you have a favorite vintage synth but there isn’t one made, pulsewidth would be happy to make a custom mini version for you.  I really, really, really want an ARP 2600.

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You can check out the designs at t pulsewidth’s Etsy shop.  They are all priced at $65 (USD), which is actually pretty good for individually-made, hand crafted custom synthesizers pillows.   You can also see the rest of her amazing felt creations on Flickr.

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