All posts tagged: Pillows

How to Build the Perfect Bed

Photo courtesy Jody Jones Sleep, that elusive and temperamental beast. I’ve spent my adulthood seeking it like Godzilla hunts Mothra, or the way that perimenopausal women look for sleep. Thanks to better living through chemistry, I’ve come to a mighty-fine agreement with sleep: Leave me alone for 14 hours a day, and you can have all of me the other 10. Ish. Having your own issues? Try calming lavender sachets or spray, melatonin, warm milk, calming music or Ambien (at your own risk). Surely something will stick (fingers crossed!). And once you’ve conquered getting sleep, it’s time to turn your attention to the quality of your sleep, which very often begins with building the perfect bed. Mattresses Start with foundation: A stellar mattress begets a perfect bed. The tough part? It’s completely subjective. I have some friends who swear by their “green” latex mattresses. I’ve loved my crazy-expensive, wrapped-coil Stearns & Foster, having first sampled it at my Mammy’s house and refusing to get out of it for a day or three. There are benefits …

What in the Ham Sandwich?! We Made a Kimmy Schmidt Shop

Ellie Kemper in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Photo: Netflix) Yes, the shop. What in the ham sandwich?! Some of us around here had such anticipation for the new Tina Fey Netflix series The Unbreakable of Kimmy Schmidt, we set our alarms for its premiere today. So in honor of the new, bound-to-be-side-splittingly-funny series, and the binge we’re about to go on this weekend, we created a little boutique, just for Kimmy. Filled with candy colors, a backpack (to replace the one she — TINY SPOILER ALERT — loses) and more, we know there are some goodies this former Indiana mole woman will love. Here are just a few from our KIMMY! boutique on GREAT.LY: Happy Yellow Sun Mug, $39 The perfect morning accompaniment to Kimbird’s plucky yellow cardigan. Each piece is handmade, so your order will look like the one in the photo with its own touch of uniqueness. Made with a sturdy, white stoneware clay. Dishwasher safe and lead-free. Kawaii Sweet Marshmallow Earrings, $16 Sweet pastel colors earrings for girls who likes sweets. Earrings made from polymer …

Shop TueNight! Nestle Into One of These Cushions

Whether you’re getting over a break-up, happily co-mingled or satisfied and single, we all need a little comfort in our lives. Or a pillow to bawl into. We get it. But even if you’re not a teary mess, why not devise your own pillow-filled happy place/ reading nook — especially as we cozy up with our weekly batch of TueNight stories. (No, that wasn’t shameless.) To that end, we’ve assembled some of our favorite, most delightful “Maker” pillows in our TueNight Shop on GREAT.LY. By the way, tomorrow is the very first White House Maker Faire day and the first National Day of Makers (#NationofMakers), so this is just another wonderful way to support great artisans and this very site you’re reading right now. Here are a few fabulous items, but click to explore more in the TueNight store!   Khaki linen and gray velvet pillow cover by Therese Winnard, $100 Aztec Arrows pillow by Hannah Holtkötter, $24 Sheepskin throw by Black Sheep, White Light $79 Cushion “Stockholm” by Marika Giacinti, $95 Amini linen yellow pillow sham by Hallie Gray, $54  …