Love, Peace & Pillows: Rock My Soul Creates High-End Home Accessories with Grateful Dead Hippie Inspiration

By Carolyn Sandler

Amy Migicovsky, or “Mig” as she is affectionately known around Yonge & Eglinton, sits down with me at a local coffee haunt to discuss Rock My Soul, her latest artistic dream turned Pillow Company in the fall of 2009. “The Dr. Dog show was amazing last night,” she spouts, while sitting quasi lotus in a beat up Boston concert Tee and wicker fedora. The hippie-esque image that is filtered through her high end pillow designs is not dress up for Mig, she evokes the spirit of a ‘60s flower child, and spreads the love through her art.

“It’s young city dwelling urbanite meets Hippie Boho Chic,” Mig explains, while the silver from each piece of hardware that covers her fingers creates a spectrum on the windows. Migicovsky started her company after graduating from San Francisco’s Academy Of Art in 2007- a path that she was destined to take long before she felt the love of Haight Ashbury. With a natural flair for the visual arts, Migicovsky knew that she wanted to design, and to always stay true to her artistic integrity. From that passion came Rock My Soul.

It’s the millennium’s interpretation of the ‘60s rebellion sewn together for the home, and what better a name then one inspired by a band favorite of Migicovsky’s, the Grateful Dead. “The name of the company came from the song Brokedown Palace. Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul.” Mig’s face lights up with a resplendent grin as she sings the words.

“Music has always been an integral part of my designs. Jam bands, The Grateful Dead and Phish are all influences in both my life and style,” Mig emphatically explains. “It’s the feeling and positive energy that I feel when I listen to the music that I want my designs to radiate.” With a heavy Lithographic concert poster influence, adding a Rock My Soul design to a space might make you want to get out your old vinyl, light some candles and listen to the music play.

Pillows range from 13×13 to 20×20, and take on all different shapes and colours. From peace signs to sun bursts Migicovsky evokes the spirit of the 60s in all of her whimsical designs. Made from organic materials, the price ranges depending on style. Starting at $45 and topping at $125, Rock My Soul pillows will be sure to add some love and harmony to any room.

Contact the website for more detail www.rockmysoul.ca or visit Love Of Mine at www.loveofmineboutique.com for more info.

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