The work of Joseph Alexander Goode has been described as a Victorian acid trip and looking at these cushions you can see why. I was going to create a collage of them but then I realised that they are so detailed you actually need to see them big to fully appreciate them.
They’re digitally printed onto cotton, filled with duck down and are machine washable (let’s just get the practicalities out of the way).
Goode starts off his designs by hunting through hundreds of vintage etchings and old magazines from all round the world.
He then takes digital photographs and edits, retouches and re-shapes and puts them back together layer by layer merging the images. This process can take hundreds of hours.
In addition to the cushions, the collection includes place mats, mugs and trays. It’s all very Alice in Wonderland, which is one of my favourite books. I love the level of detail. There is also a set of bedlinen for £140 but I’m not sure I could rest with those beady eyes looking at me. They look like they’d be disapproving of the book you were reading or want to talk rather than go to sleep.
They’re available from Chloe James Lifestyle, a delightful little emporium in St Albans where they are, apparently going down a storm. They will be online later in the week and cost £65.
Which one is your favourite? I like The Royal Family, there’s something about their expressions that I could gaze at for hours.