Most pillows are boring, these twenty-four examples are just downright geeky, starting with the CTRL + ALT + DEL and shirt pillows above. Best of all, none of these are CG renders, but rather real pillows that were custom made, aside from the remote control model. Continue reading to see more.

Pillows were originally used mainly by wealthy men in Asia. The difficulty of sophisticated dyes and sewing techniques led to the development of pillows as an art form, with highly decorated pillows becoming prized commodities first in China and Persia and later in Medieval Europe.

In Tudor England, pillows became widely-used; it was believed only women giving birth and weak men should use one. The Industrial Revolution saw the mass production of decorated textiles and decorated pillows. Traditional Chinese pillows are often hard boxes made from stone, wood, metal, or porcelain instead of stuffed fabric. Some ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made out of stone.

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