Danny Seo recently made some pillows out of feed bags he scooped up at an old general store in Pennsylvania for a buck each, by simply stuffing and stitching them. I love this fresh twist on an antique; it's unexpected. But, there's also quite a lot you could do with feed bags, such as upholstering or making tea towels, or framing them. The country graphics are charming and offer kitschy, yet understated style. And, the $1 price won't break the bank! But, if you're not a crafty person, I can see how this wouldn't appeal to you. Luckily, I've found some colorful pillows made from recycled rice sacks to purchase for those of you who fit that profile. To see where you can buy them,
The Urban Outfitters Recycled Rice Sack Pillows ($20) are made from recycled rice sack on one side and soft tonal cotton on the other, and stuffed with polyfill. These pillows certainly have more of an international look with varying-tongue typefaces, but make a similar agricultural reference.