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Competition: And The Winner Is …

15th November 2012

Graham! Lucky Graham gets to select the cushion of his choice. He was picked because I used the random number generator here  and typed in the number of comments – 28 – and it came up with number 16. Graham was the 16th comment on the piece. I should add that had my son’s number come up, he would have been automatically excluded as standard competition rules do not allow for any employees of Mad About The House, or their relatives, to win.  I hope that’s legal enough for you, and by the way, as ever the judge’s decision is final!

Hopefully Graham will send us a lovely picture of him and his chosen cushion very soon.

Thanks to everyone for entering and to the lovely Quirk and Rescue for offering such a fab prize. I, for one, am looking forward to series 2 of the cushions.

It’s Competition time again people so pay attention because this is a good one.

cushions from quirk and rescue: which one will you choose?

Those clever people at Quirk and Rescuethat’s Ms Pink and Mr Black to you ( well and me  too to be honest) have come up with this rather amazing set of cushions inspired by music they have listened to down the years.

Will it be punk?

And now they are offering to give one of these beauties away to one of you lucky readers. All you have to do is comment in the space below and tell us which cushion you like best. Ms Pink said that was enough. I think you should work a little bit harder and tell us why? Or name your best song but I am not in charge. Well not entirely anyway.

Pop cushion: hooray for Duran Duran and Madonna

So there you have it. The winner will be chosen at random and you get to pick the cushion you want.

here’s hoping this competition really rocks (sorry)

Seemples? Which one will you choose? You should also know, by the way, that they retail at £55 so this is a good prize indeed.

get you funk on (all right they haven’t done a freak one yet)

And, if anyone’s interested: my favourite? Well I do love the punk (I own that one) and I adore the Pop (big fan of purple) and I’m rather partial to Disco too (owning up here: I have that one too). Full disclosure? The first was a gift and I liked it so much I bought another one.

So off you go, you have seven days (until next Thursday lunch time) to add your comments below and may the best cushion lover win.



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  • Clare Gale 14th November 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I’m feeling the funk for sure

  • Vicki Corr 13th November 2012 at 7:59 pm

    The Punk cushion’s definitely the best because the colours are the most eyecatching (and my husband’s an old punk at heart…..)

  • fran 12th November 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Madonna! Because I am a material girl. (Sorry).

  • karen 12th November 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Funk!Notting Hill Carnival and chilling with the mandem. And it’s a cool colour.

  • Kate 11th November 2012 at 7:33 pm

    hello Isaac here now thats what i call a cushion!!!!! lolololololololololol i like FUNK trololololololololol !!!

    • Kate 11th November 2012 at 7:36 pm

      GET OFF MY BLOG AND GO AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK! To the rest of you, my son will clearly not be eligible for this competition.

  • bridget 10th November 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I’m gonna be uncool and go for the disco one. Couldn’t stand disco back in the 70s and 80s but quite like to boogie to it now. Plus the orange and ‘DISCO’ logo looks good …

  • Anna Tuckett 10th November 2012 at 10:11 am

    I can’t believe I haven’t seen these cushions before! They are fantastic. My favourite is Pop – not just because I like pop music, but I love the design and the fact that the word “pop” is a palindrome:-)

  • Helen McQuillan 10th November 2012 at 8:53 am

    Has to be PUNK for me to be the bestest wife ever come Christmas Day, though a SKA one would have been perfect!

  • Nikki Hastings 9th November 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Got to be D.I.S.C.O for me! And why? Altogether now, “D – it’s designer, I – it’s ingenious, S – super stylish, C – cool and comfy and O – oh oh yes it’s orange!”

  • Clare 9th November 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Funk-tastic for me (sorry Le Bon – the purple pop nearly had me)

  • Constantino Christou 9th November 2012 at 4:56 pm

    It has GOT to be Punk-my family and I listen to the sex pistols in the car and have done since I was a kid (god save the queen is my personal fav) plus I saw these cushions at an exhibition and thought they were awesome!

  • Graham Davies 9th November 2012 at 4:09 pm

    This is really difficult as I know very little when it comes to music. However I do know that I love green and if I don’t win this funk-y cushion (See what I did there!) then I shall be putting it on to my ever growing Christmas list! Now regarding music, does Rolf Harris fall under the category of funk? Oh hang on I have lyrics entering my head, “right about now, the funk sole brother”, oooh yes I like that song, hmmm who’d have guessed I liked funk? Oh and I don’t have a Funk DJ partner… hope this doesn’t go against me!

    • Kate 15th November 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Hello Graham, mad about the house is pleased to announce that you have WON!! Hurray. *wild cheering and clapping*. One Funk cushion will be making its way to you shortly, courtesy of Ms Pink and Mr Black of Quirk and Rescue.

    • Jill Cox 15th November 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Which cushion did he eventually choose? xx

      • Kate 15th November 2012 at 2:35 pm

        I think he liked Funk best. But has promised to send us a picture of it in situ so we shall see.

  • sally lazzari 9th November 2012 at 11:16 am

    Punk, has to be, takes me back to tartan trousers with zips, Johnson shoes and platinum blond hair…

  • Julie 9th November 2012 at 10:12 am

    I have the worst taste in the cheesiest, poppiest pop, so has to be that one really!

  • Julie 9th November 2012 at 10:11 am

    I have the worst taste in the cheesiest, poppiest pop. Has to be that one, really…
    *wanders off humming Rock Astley choons*

  • Loofah 8th November 2012 at 9:00 pm

    The difficulty is that they’re all great in their own way! Aside from the music, there’s something brilliant about having a squishy cushion called ‘rock’ so that would have to be my fave…

  • Lizzie Owen (@mim_tweeta) 8th November 2012 at 7:24 pm

    It’s got to be Electro – Kraftwerk comes to mind, and the design is reminiscent of Tron…..that and I’m low on cushions right now…

  • Cheryl Barclay 8th November 2012 at 7:22 pm

    PUNK! It’s who I am and who I’ll always be! Fav songs du jour – Barbed wire love by Stiff little Fingers & Baby I Love your by The Ramones! Up The Punks!

  • debra finn 8th November 2012 at 6:38 pm

    It’s all about the funk for me…

  • jen 8th November 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I adore the punk one. I’m a DJ at a punk/alternative night – my fave group of all time is The Damned – and the punk cushion looks so awesome that it would be the perfect addition to my bedroom which is just filled with punk cds and memorabilia

  • Delia Minoprio 8th November 2012 at 4:52 pm

    The pop cushion is perfect. Pop is uplifting, joyful and carefree. We should all be like that! Great website.

  • Juliet Stafford 8th November 2012 at 4:51 pm

    My favourite cushion is the ROCK cushion, I love ‘Meat Loaf’, ‘ZZTop’ and ‘Guns & Roses’. The ROCK cushion would be a lovely reminder of my Fathers past career, as a professional bassist and guitarist. He’s really appreciate seeing that on one of my black sofas at home. All f the cushions are absolutely gorgeous mind you! I think they’re all brilliant!


  • Diana Cotter 8th November 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I love the Rock cushion – such a reminder of my boys and their guitars. I’d love a silent memento now they’ve left home 🙂

  • Sarah 8th November 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I love the Funk cushion!! Would undoubtedly refresh any tired old room with it’s lovely Limey zestiness!! I also love funk and like Niki have a funk DJ partner. My favourite tune of all time would have to be, Rock me Again and Again by Lynn Collins!

  • Lorretta Hepburn 8th November 2012 at 3:41 pm

    These cushions are ace it’s a hard call but I think the ‘punk’ one would have to be my fav, love them all though x

  • Sharon Charteress 8th November 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Punk – It reminds me of a carefree time in my life, with good friends, good nights out and some great bands! Best song… to hard to choose just one!

  • niki 8th November 2012 at 3:21 pm

    LIke you I already own one of these cushions, and would like to own more! I have the Funk one as my other half is a Funk DJ, now I want to go back to my roots and get a Punk cushion. Favorited tune from back in the day? Xray Spex,The Day The World Turned Dayglo!!

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