Friday, February 28, 2014

Pillow Power

A big thank-you to House Beautiful magazine for featuring our "Circles" pillowcases in Teal in their "Make (Over) Your Bed" story in the February 2014 issue! We couldn't agree more...just changing your pillowcases provides a pop of color and can completely change the feel of any room. Pillowcases are our favorite way to mix-and-match bedding with little commitment. (Because let's be's HARD to pick a duvet or quilt to commit to, right??)

See the full slideshow of great ideas here, and shop all Plover Organic pillowcases here.

Happy almost Spring!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Make Your Bed!

Who needs Spring cleaning? We love doing a massive cleaning in the dead of winter, when you're stuck indoors—and stuck picking up after all the holiday parties and presents and paper—anyway. On our to-do list: saying goodbye to magazine stashes we've had for almost a decade. (How does that happen?!?) Now that our beloved Lucky magazine is back in print, it was time to let the old ones go. But not without one more read-through (a totally worthwhile way to spend a couple of nights, by the way), during which we rediscovered some forgotten gems, such as this one from April 2006: "The World's Comfiest Bed."

It's a step-by-step guide on how to make your bed à la a Four Seasons Hotel. The tip that's changed our lives: don't tuck your top sheet! Fold it into a 6" "Z" instead. Try it, you'll see.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Avant Gardener

Piet Oudolf's work at Hummelo (Netherlands), Photo by Piet Oudolf
Happy Monday! We've been listening to the new Courtney Barnett song "Avant Gardener" and getting excited for Spring—verrry prematurely, we know. But why not share some inspiration? Now is the perfect time to start planning, after all. One of our favorite Christmas gifts this year was Planting: A New Perspective, by legendary landscape architect Piet Oudolf. Take a look, take a listen, and get inspired yourself!

County Cork garden in Ireland. Photo by Piet Oudolf

Another shot at Hummelo. Photo by Piet Oudolf

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Plover Holiday Pop-Up!

It's time again for Plover Organic's annual holiday pop-up shop! This year is especially exciting, as we're teaming up with Makelike and Portland Apron Company for a local holiday textiles party. Come join us for last-minute shopping, bubbly beverages, Theo chocolates—or just to say hi!

There will holiday discounts of 50% off, sample sales, and the debut of some new sheets and bedding.

We'll be at the Cleaners @ the Ace Hotel in Portland (403 SW 10th) this Saturday and Sunday:
Sat., Dec 21, 10 am-6 pm
Sun., Dec. 22, 10 am-3 pm

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wish List

Christmas shopping under pressure is not our favorite activity, but it is a good excuse to shop locally and see all the fun new things that are out there. Herewith, a list of Plover's favorite gifts to give and get this holiday season.

Play Red by Comme des Garcons. Our favorite unisex scent right now, with the best packaging

Heart Measuring Spoons by Beehive Kitchenware, $45

The Art of Simple Food II is the latest cookbook from Alice Waters—another classic

In love with these beautiful ceramic honey jars from Stakceramics in Pittsburgh

What we're doing this winter: reading Latin for Gardeners

Gorgeous and practical Senegalese baskets from Lotus Blue

Handmade ceramic pots by Esser/vesper. Made is Portland and worth every penny

Friday, December 6, 2013

Card-Carrying Feminist

We're in love with these small but powerful pieces of art that make you—literally—a card-carrying FEMINIST. Available for pre-order today from one of our favorite Portland creative minds/consultants/conceptualists, Jennifer Armbrust, aka Armbrust & Co.  $8.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Introducing...Plover Shower Curtains!

We're very excited to announce that the brand-new Plover Organic cotton shower curtains are in stock at Anthropologie! Available in Aqua, Gold and Sky in our signature Circle 'Round pattern, now you can enjoy organic cotton luxury in the shower as well. Perfect for brightening up your winter bathroom!

Our organic shower curtain in Aqua, $88

Circle 'Round shower curtain in Gold

Soft Sky curtain, 72" square