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cat tao pillows

by Patricia Carlin $38.00

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Kitty Zen

If you've ever tried to train a cat, you know that it's not exactly the path to harmony. Instead of resisting nature (your cat seems to say), you really should just go with the flow. Is there any pet that better embodies the essence of the Tao?

Zen out with these winking pillows with art by Patricia Carlin that celebrates the yin/yang of your feline relationship. One reads "To shun is to adore", and the other, "To obey is to resist." Both backs feature this enlightened tenet: "The Tao of Cat is to do your thing and leave the kitty alone." Made in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

To complete your Cat Tao collection, check out our Cat Tao Tumblers and Cat Tao Art!

More of a dog lover? Check out our Bad Dog pillows!

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

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Made from
cotton, poly fill
18" x 18"
Machine wash removable pillow case – cold water, gentle cycle, mild detergent. Do not bleach. Tumble dry on low heat.
  • the maker
Patricia Carlin

Patricia Carlin

Patricia started out as an art director in Philadelphia, selling everything from potato chips to financial products. In 2001, a friend wanted help launching a glassware business. Patricia designed several product lines for the new venture.

"We couldn't afford a writer at first, so I wrote my own copy for the glasses," Patricia says.

Despite the August 2001 launch, the business did well, and Patricia found herself designing a range of tabletop products.

When Red Wheel Weiser Conari Press noticed the glassware at a gift show, they saw book potential. With their help, Patricia produced two books: "Glam Girl" and "Geeky Girl".

Patricia has explored many techniques in her illustration, but simple line drawing appeals to her most.

"For me paring things down to their simplest essence is always the best way to understand them," she says. "After I had my daughter I rediscovered the power these little sketches have to tell a story. Drawing was a fun way to communicate without language."

Patricia is inspired by Ikko Tanaka, Adrian Tomine and Diane Arbus. She has won many awards for her design work and is the author of "How to Tell If Your Boyfriend is the Antichrist: And if he is, should you break up with him?"

She comes from a long line of RockStar Moms, and aspires to that status on a daily basis. collection

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