An aversion to cutesy baby blankets spurred Molly Fitzpatrick to start DittoHouse, her line of bold cotton throws and pillow covers (for adults and cool kids alike). Before she gave birth to her son in 2014, she searched—fruitlessly—for snuggly designs that spoke to her (i.e. no Pepto-pink lamb prints). “I didn’t want to have a ‘baby house’ with pastels all over the place,” the Cleveland, Ohio, designer explains. “I wanted to have things around that I liked and that could be engaging for my son.” Lucky for her, her art degree and background as a textile consultant also put her in a perfect position to do something about her frustration.
Drawing inspiration from Op art, Inuit designs, and emoji (see, texting is totallllly research), Molly’s graphic creations use simple shapes to evoke real emotions. One thing that has us extra enthused: Molly’s use of recycled yarn made from T-shirt factory scraps that adds to the products’ feel-good vibes. As Molly says, “I want my textiles to be warm—‘warm’ meaning you can wrap yourself up in them but also that they convey fun, happy feelings.” —ashlee neuman