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Upcycled plastic bottles transformed into luxurious home goods showcasing surreal fine art paintings, a homage to Salvador Dali.
190 backers pledged $25,821 to help bring this project to life.

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The Salvador's Garden home goods line is from the creative mind of John Waguespack and made of 100% post-consumer plastic bottles. John is an artist based in San Francisco, California who has been painting and showing his work for the last 10 years.  

I have always loved surrealism and Dali has been a huge inspiration for me. The original painting I created, My Salvador, became the animus for a series of paintings called Salvador’s Garden.  Everything in this garden–the birds, flowers, and animals were transformations of the original portrait.

In 2013 I was introduced to an amazing textile made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.  The beautiful snow white fabrics reminded me of that original Dali painting-the perfect medium on which to share this series. Transforming trash that would otherwise end up in landfill into something beautiful and allowed him to bring this garden to life.

The fabrics are incredible to touch. The feel of satin, silk, chiffon, and cotton-it's hard to believe these are all made from plastic bottles!  By removing these plastic bottles from our landfills, we are helping to keep our planet from turning into a waste dump. This process takes what would be trash and upcycles it into something useful and beautiful.  The bold graphic approach is the perfect marriage of fantasy and simplicity. The outcomes are useful, decorative, and celebrate the material-PLUS proudly made in the USA. This is my Salvador’s Garden, and I am excited to share it with you. 

We are now ready to go into production, but I need your help.  By supporting my Kickstarter, you are bringing Salvador‘s Garden to life. You can pre-order the first collection that we plan to ship in August by selecting one of the rewards on the right-hand panel.  

A large percentage of your purchase (and our future profits) will go to deserving green initiatives and humanitarian efforts.  

Please share this page with your friends by using the social media share buttons above.  I can’t wait to share this amazing collection with you! 

First Collection

Our first collection includes three products: two sizes of decorative pillows and a blanket.  Size options for the pillow include 16x16 or 24x24 with either the Hummingbird or Flower design (pillows come stuffed as shown).  The 48x54 blanket comes in the Butterfly pattern.

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Styles

Each product is durable, versatile, available in multiple sizes, and made from 100% upcycled plastic bottles.  Images are printed with no-water dye, totally toxin-free. 

16 X 16 PILLOW

Two pattern styles available

HUMMINGBIRD PILLOW

 FLOWER PILLOW

24 x 24 Pillow

Two pattern styles available

HUMMINGBIRD PILLOW

 FLOWER PILLOW

48 x 54 BUTTERFLY BLANKET

Ultra soft, cashmere to the touch, blanket or throw

  24 x 24 and 16 x 16 PILLOWS

SIGNATURE PACKAGE CHAIRS

 Thank you for your support!

Please share this page with your friends by using the social media share buttons above.  I can’t wait to share this amazing collection with you! 

Risks and challenges

This collection will be our first serial production of Salvador's Garden. To prepare for this collection and ensure the products meet our high standards for quality, we have conducted extensive production run-throughs and prototyping.

Materials may be sourced from multiple local vendors and we have specifically planned the manufacturing process to best utilize our single manufacturing partner's facilities in California. In order to ensure a smooth production process, multiple sample iterations have been created.

We are ready for production and prepared to deliver products at the highest level of quality and craftsmanship.

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    A Hug from Wags plus a hand written thank you note. Every little bit helps.

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    You will receive a LIMITED EDITION signed print of a Salvador's Garden Hummingbird or Flower (chosen after the project is funded)-plus a mention on the website.

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    16 x 16 PILLOW

    Available in Hummingbird or Flower (chosen after the project is successfully funded). Each pillow comes stuffed. You will also receive a mention on the website.

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    24 x 24 PILLOW

    Available in Hummingbird or Flower (chosen after the project is successfully funded). Each pillow comes stuffed. You will also receive a mention on the website.

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    48 x 54 BUTTERFLY BLANKET

    Ultra soft, cashmere to the touch, blanket or throw. You will also receive a mention on the website.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: ONE 16 x 16, ONE 24 x 24 PILLOWS & ONE BLANKET

    Your items will be the first to ship and will be signed by John Waguespack. Pillows available in Hummingbird or Flower (chosen after the project is successfully funded). Each pillow comes stuffed. You will also receive a mention on the website.

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    TWO 16 x 16 PILLOWS & BLANKET

    Pillows available in Hummingbird or Flower (chosen after the project is successfully funded). Each pillow comes stuffed. You will also receive a mention on the website.

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    TWO 24 x 24 PILLOWS & BLANKET

    Pillows available in Hummingbird or Flower (chosen after the project is successfully funded). Each pillow comes stuffed. You will also receive a mention on the website.

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    16 x 16, 24 x 24 PILLOWS (4 total), BLANKET, & BOOK

    2 Pillows in each size with each image: Hummingbird and Flower. In addition to one full set of the home home goods line, enjoy a hard copy of John Waguespack's latest book of art works. You will also receive a mention on the website.

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    16 x 16, 24 x 24 PILLOWS, BLANKET, & STRETCHED CANVAS PRINT

    Pillows available in Hummingbird or Flower (chosen after the project is successfully funded). In addition to one full set of the home home goods line, you will receive a print of a Salvador's Garden bird, butterfly, or flower. You will also receive a mention on the website.

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    SIGNATURE PACKAGE: Set of One-of-a-Kind Chairs with upholstered backrest (Hummingbird and Flower). In addition enjoy the full set of the home goods including 16 x 16, 24 x 24 PILLOWS (2 of each pillow with each print), BLANKET & HARDCOVER BOOK. You will also receive a mention on the website.

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