Society6 Product Review: Yaansoon Pillow Case Unboxing

Society6 Product Review: Yaansoon Pillow Case Unboxing

I recently ordered one of my own designs from my Society6 shop while it was on sale + worldwide free shipping.  Yesterday, my “Berber Teatime” Throw Pillow arrived in my mailbox! I wanted to check the quality of this print-on-demand website, and to see what my designs looked like in real life. And I must say I couldn’t be happier!

When my package arrived, I couldn’t believe how vibrant and crisp the colors of the print were on this 16×16″ pillow case. Made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, it truly is “a stylish statement that will liven up any room,” according to the product description.

Society6 Product Review: Yaansoon Pillow Case Unboxing

Packaging & Presentation

The packaging is simple and minimalist, but I could tell the person who put the order together had great attention to detail. Not messy at all! I’m saying this because I have made a few purchases in the past from another online service, and the packaging looked a bit sloppy, like it was thrown together in a hurry.

Society6 Product Review: Yaansoon Pillow Case Unboxing

Good Quality

I’m very pleased with the quality of the print, as well as the look and feel of the pillow. It looks very well-made, with strong stitching, and the material used is actually thick, but soft.

My husband could instantly tell that the pillow case was “individually cut and sewn by hand,” as described on the website. The pillow cover also features a double-sided print and is finished with a concealed, nice-looking zipper.

Society6 Product Review: Berber Teatime Throw Pillow | Designed by Yaansoon, and sold via Society6
This is what my original design looks like on the website

Vibrant Colors

In the above picture you can see what the design looks like on the website.

Just bear in mind that the other pictures I took for this post are photo-edited, and that’s why the colors look a bit brighter than the website’s photo. However, in real life the actual product looks pretty close to the website’s image (and of course colors may vary from one monitor to the other). In real life, the colors are much, much better than I have ever imagined. I guess I have gotten used to a certain look and feel owing to the fact I live a few blocks away from a print-on-demand T-shirt and tote bag shop – whose colors are often unappetizing and washed out. But the Society6 colors are just fantastic, very rich and well pigmented.

Society6 Product Review: Yaansoon Pillow Case Unboxing

Excellent Customer Service

When I first made my order, the courier service tasked with shipping my pillow lost the package. So I filled out the form on Society6 to inform their customer service about the delay in package arrival. Not only did their customer service succeed to respond promptly, but they were also extremely polite, very empathetic, and ended up sending me another pillow case, which arrived yesterday.

Society6 Product Review: Yaansoon Pillow Case Unboxing

The Story Behind MY “Berber Teatime” Design

Many years ago, I met a Berber lady during one of my visits to the UK. With her son being a university admin, she came all the way from North Africa to see him, carrying her colorful personality and her love for storytelling along the way. She donned a pretty colorful outfit and cooked couscous and lots of delicious patisseries from family recipes handed down to her from her mother and grandmother. I spent a whole day with her, and because of her I developed such deep fondness of the vintage Moroccan, Tunisian and Berber traditions. This hand-illustrated Berber-inspired teapot and teacup are in her honor, and are hand-illustrated by Yaansoon.

I hope you found some useful insights in today’s product review. I look forward to seeing you all soon with another post!

Image Credits: All photos are by Yaansoon, except for image no. 4, which is taken from this page on Society6.

 

Yaansoon hand-illustrated branding and patterns

 

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How to Save on Home Decor + Promo Code For My Society6 Pillows & Throw Blankets

How to Save on Home Decor + Promo Code For My Society6 Pillows & Throw Blankets | By YaansoonIf you’re in the habit of moving flats or countries as frequently as I do, then you must start re-thinking your nesting strategy. One thing I’ve learnt from living like a nomad was that home accessories can bring so much more into your living space than actual furniture!

The other day I could not believe how my very ugly hallway was transformed into a piece of art – by simply throwing in a couple of original paintings and prints on the wall, and a couple of throw pillows on a lonely chair! Such a huge difference for so little! Which brings me to the following tips…

Save by Purchasing Minimalist & Affordable Furniture

In recent years, I have been into buying very plain and very affordable furniture (chairs, sofas, beds, etc), while investing my dough into well-designed and eclectic home decor pieces and accessories – which also gave my home and studio their distinct artistic look.

I am saying this because I come from a family that appreciates bulky furniture and that has frequently lectured me on the merits of investing into furniture – not accessories. But I have found the opposite to be true to my lifestyle. For various reasons (including travel and a life rooted in wanderlust), I had to give away every piece of furniture I have invested in. But fortunately, I still have some of the small accessories and pieces that carry all the memories and the coziness with them. Those are the ones that matter and that remind me I’m home.

I always go for a minimalist piece of furniture with clean lines. Minimalist furniture does not over-impose itself in a room, and is extremely flexible to work with when redecorating, as opposed to furniture that is over embellished and that can easily clash with styles other than its own.

How to Save on Home Decor + Promo Code For My Society6 Pillows & Throw Blankets | By YaansoonInvest in Affordable, Yet Striking Home Accessories

I’ve said it before… pillows are my most favorite home-decor accessory in the world. They can turn a living room, a bedroom, and even a kitchen or dining room into a stylish space in seconds. They can also help you achieve the style you are after for much less.

The thing is, creatives usually keep on changing and evolving their personal style. You can’t just keep on buying furniture to match your style every time you’re infatuated with a new look or trend. The easiest way to keep your personal or work space interesting is by re-decorating and re-imagining the accessories in your space.

How to Save on Home Decor + Promo Code For My Society6 Pillows & Throw Blankets | By YaansoonFREE Worldwide Shipping + 20% Off Throw Blankets & Pillows

If you’re in the mood for changing the look of your bedroom or living room, here is a promo link to help you get a limited-time discount (of 20%) + free worldwide shipping on all pillows and throw blankets at my Society6 shop. The promo is valid until February 7, 2016:

https://society6.com/yaansoon?promo=GVTM49NW7CPF

You can also click the following links, which will directly take you to the promo pages for:

And before I go, I’d like to invite you to follow me on my new Twitter account:

▶ Twitter: http://twitter.com/yaansoon

Have a lovely day, and happy redecorating!

 

 

Society6 has selected Yaansoon’s Valentine’s Day Art Print to be included in their Shop

Society6 has selected Yaansoon's Valentine's Day Art Print to be included in their ShopHello everyone… I am so excited to share with you all the happy news I received today from Society6. My art print, Hand-Illustrated Valentine’s Day Heart, has been selected to be included in the Society6 Shop! I am both thrilled and humbled to be part of a gallery that brings together some of the most exciting independent artists and graphic designers out there.

Last evening I felt like using free-hand to illustrate this Valentine’s Day artwork. I felt like I wanted to do things without too much thinking, and to create a spontaneous piece without too much preparation or planning. The result was this heart illustration collection that has a floral touch, and a bit of spontaneous hand lettering. You can click here to view the illustration as applied to different surfaces, including Throw Pillows and Wall Tapestries, among others.

Society6 has selected one of Yaansoon's Art Prints to be included in their ShopSo, below you can see a screenshot of my illustration on the Society6 shop.

Society6 has selected Yaansoon's Valentine's Day Art Print to be included in their ShopAnd here is a collection I created to make it easy for Society6 goers to find matching pillows that go with the Valentine’s Day pillow (yes, pillows are my most favorite home decor items in the world! They can single-handedly change a room’s mood in an instant).

Society6 has selected Yaansoon's Valentine's Day Art Print to be included in their ShopBefore I go, I want to thank everyone who have supported me in my artistic journey, including this blog’s dear readers, Society6 admins and creators, and the lovely artists on Society6 – who have welcomed me with wide arms, and who have taken the time to like and promote my artwork on this platform.

Thank you all so much!

▶ Society6: http:// society6.com/yaansoon
▶ Twitter: http://twitter.com/yaansoon