A few days ago I started to design blankets to the Home & Living section of my Etsy shop. While doing this, thoughts came up about cosiness and emotional shelter, also about Linus from Charles Shulz’s Peanuts. Now and then, we all feel insecure and in need of warmth.
From a long time I’ve thought of trying to live on designs for t-shirts, mugs and stationery, but objects like blankets, pillows and dog tags never crossed my mind. The universe of emotional attachment to objects fascinates me. The objects we choose both become an extension of our identity as a solid, concrete anchor to ground our existence, like Linus’ blanket. It is a thrill to become a designer of such powerful sources of emotional health.
Blankets might be the most obvious symbol of the role of objects in our lives. We depend on them to face the harsh hail of daily life.