These retro Apple-themed pillows are absolutely adorable
If you were to try to find one weak spot in Steve Jobs and Jony Ive’s Apple designs, you’re unlikely to conclude that the products aren’t squishy enough. If that somehow is a sticking point with you, then this Kickstarter campaign from Throwboy should be right up your street.
The company that sprung to life with a series of pillows based on Mac icons has five new designs based on Apple’s most beloved computers. Or so they seem, anyway – the Kickstarter doesn’t mention Apple, Macs, iPhones or even Steve Jobs by name, so maybe it’s just my nerdy brain playing tricks on me (it’s not).
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You have the 1977 pillow, which looks remarkably like 1977’s Apple II; the 1984 pillow, which looks curiously like 1984’s Macintosh; the 1998 pillow, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the blue iMac from 1998; the 2001 pillow, which reminds me of 2001’s iPod somehow; and the 2007 pillow, which weirdly makes me think of the iPhone – which coincidentally launched in 2007.
“Though there have been many important products that have contributed to a shift in computing and culture, we felt that these 5 were the ‘home runs’ in history,” the company writes. “Each design was released under the most prolific co-founder/CEO of our time, and each played an integral role of shaping the company we know today.”
For my money, the earlier models are the most appealing – as Apple has moved to a more minimalist design, there are fewer details to immortalise with distinctive stitching and colourful fabric. The little details that would make a modern computer an eyesore today are somehow more appealing in plush form.
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If your home is crying out for a computer cushion, you can get one with a Kickstarter backing of $39 (~£31), a saving of $21 on the final RRP. If you want to turn your house into a Mac-themed soft play area, you can get all five for $195 (~£153), which adds up to a saving of $105 on the final expected RRP.
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