it reminded me of the warm hands cushion and the rug slippers by the wildly imaginative Belfast-based artists/designers from Electric Wig. oh all their work is lovely. also check out the crochet collection 2003 (furniture that incorporates crocheted elements and peg board tops) ; and the embroidered table (like a bedside table with holes you can bring a string through) from 2004.
the work by Electric Wig is thoughtful. from environmental concerns (like the small shelf under a light switch to stop the excuse that you could not shut the lights off because ‘your hands were full’) to design for accessibilty (special socks for a carer whose knees were often sore).