Design of the week – an artistic blankie for winter

2015-04-26 15:10

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As the autumn leaves fall and the icy winter descends on our cities, the romance of a chill wind flying through your coat can quickly go from a charming and even, at times, cinematic moment to three months of seasonal gloom.

But as you step back indoors with the clutch of winter still at your ankles, there’s nothing quite like wrapping yourself in something warm and comforting to shake off the chill.

This year, it’s time to make sure you are well prepared, and the new range of blankets Mr Price Home has produced with five South African artists will banish the chill with covers that look as good as they feel.

Cape Town artist Kurt Pio, designer Mia Widlake of Studio 19 in Joburg, Cape Town pop artist Alex Hamilton, Joburg artist Sindiso Nyoni AKA R!OT and Durban illustrator Kim Longhurst have each designed a blanket for the project using their signature styles.

Retailing at R499 each, with R50 of that going to the MRP Foundation, they’ll keep you warm while giving back – melting the ice from your wintry heart.

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