If you were to ask me, “What is the one item you would like to own for your home that you do not already have?”, the very first thing that would come to mind without a moment’s hesitation would be Pia Wallén’s Crux Blanket.
Prohibitively expensive (5,500 SEK is about $770 US) but ridiculously beautiful, it has become an object of desire from afar for me. I regularly check the website to see what colors are in stock, and just to make sure the price hasn’t miraculously dropped by 75%. I’ve been obsessing over it for years. I even used it as a template for my medicine cabinet!
Let’s fantasize together, shall we?
This photo marks the first place I ever spotted the Crux Blanket—in the bedroom of Michael Asplund, co-founder of the Swedish company Asplund. A tour of his home is featured in the wonderfully inspiring book Scandinavian Homes.
Photo by Andrew Wood
What makes Frédéric Méchiche’s loft even more perfect? That’s right, a Pia Wallén Crux Blanket.
See? Orla Kiely has a Pia Wallén Crux Blanket in her house, too.
R: From Hus & Hem
What, you don’t see it?
From Skona Hem
From Scandinavian Style
You want one now too, don’t you? Start saving! (And keep it away from pesky Chihuahuas that like to chew holes in things.)