Thursday, September 04, 2008

Pics of Pillows or are they Cushions?

Gemma Comas is a talented Interiors Photographer. I like the way she captures these cushions! They form part of her impressive portfolio.

Posting Cushion Covers on my etsy shop has got me thinking about whether I call them "Cushion Covers" or "Pillow Covers". To me a pillow is something you sleep on at night and a cushion is something you sleep on during the day [when you catnap on the couch!] I realise that it is an American thing to call 'cushions' - 'pillows' and that the rest of the world calls 'cushions' - 'cushions'! I found some help on the subject here!

4 comments:

Jesse said...

Hee hee! I've been doing similar research on tea towels and dishcloths; I hadn't heard of tea towels until a year ago, always called them dishcloths. But then ... what do you call the cloth used for actually washing the dishes? Here, it's always been a 'lappie' but that certainly isn't international :)

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Estelle said...

Well, you and Gemma seem to have the same knack at capturing gorgeous scenes with your cameras!
I think they are "cushions". Although, I also like the Wiki idea of calling them "throw cushions".
Isn't English a fascinating language? How does one exlain "a tea towel"? (-:
Congrats on yet another award. Nice to be friends with such an acclaimed blogger!!!

sakurasnow said...

I've been thinking the very same thoughts recently. My pillow & cushion definitions are the same as yours but it was interesting to read the Wiki article - I wouldn't have thought to look for it if you hadn't provided the link. Thanks!