CW Phoenix Interview - Nov 2019

Mother-daughter duo creates unique pillow designs in North Phoenix

Posted: 7:30 AM, Nov 01, 2019 
By: jrussell1

PHOENIX – Carealee and Yolindi de Gouveia started creating eclectic pillows in their home five years ago and in 2018, opened their store, Uniik Pillows.

The mother-daughter duo couldn’t find the artistic pillow designs desired in stores.

That’s why they took matters into their own hands.

“We create things that positively influence other people,”

“[I] really love doing this, just expressing myself and getting to create something I love”,

Uniik Pillows doesn’t limit themselves with the cushion items, Carealee designs home decor that will bring a splash of color to homes. 

Yolindi emphasizes “That makes it very special, definitely adds the human aspect of what we do.” 

“I’ve always been a designer ever since I was little. I love just creating different artworks”, Carealee added.

You may notice that de Gouveia’s work is influenced by her birthplace.

“There’s a lot of inspiration that comes from being from South Africa,”

They’ve adopted Arizona as their home, that’s why Yolindi gave her daughter a unique request for a hand-made pillow cover. Yolindi told Your Phoenix CW that the most unique request to put on a pillow was a telegram that was sent to the astronauts when they went to the moon the first time. 

Uniik pillows is located at 302 W Melinda Ln, Suite 5, Phoenix, AZ 85027. You can also visit their website at https://uniikpillows.com/

“It’s so much more than a pillow"

 

January 04, 2020 — Yolindi de Gouveia