Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Wallpaper’

There has been a come back in wallpaper for a couple of years already, but it’s now that we’re seeing some fantastic options.  Home décor follows fashion and like fashion, décor trends take about a year to catch on and then they usually have a life of about 5 years all in.  In fashion, this timeline is about 2 years.

Today, unlike the Laura Ashley wallpaper of the 80’s that were distinctly “English Countryside” in feel with the small prints and dull colours, today’s prints are vibrant, colourful and bold. Even Grasscloth is back! I truly have fallen back in love with them all over again.

Even Farrow and Ball are rising to the occasion with their big bold Lotus Paper pattern. See below.

Check out these other new and notable papers:

Amy Butler- Crown

Animaze by Julie Jenkinson

Echo Home – Kravet

Birds, Cards and Chains – Kreme Life

Nabucco – Primavera

This is the year to be bold and make a statement with your wallpaper!

Cheers!

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Ever since I posted about CLICfurniture a few weeks ago, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of using every scrap of wood to produce a piece of furniture or anything really. And then shortly after that, I came across this article in Wallpaper.

Not only is Arvore Generosa (Spanish anyone?) a brilliant design but it’s inspiration came from a Shel Silverstein book “ The Giving Tree”.   Totally warms my heart. I rushed up to my youngest sons room to see if we had that one and sadly it’s the only one that we don’t. But Pedro Useche, a Sao Paulo based architect, understands the need to design consciously and reduce environmental impact.  This tree is made from just one sheet of pine! Nothing more.

Get the July issue of Wallpaper,  to read the full article.

Check out Pedro’s other fantastic furniture pieces or to purchase Arvore Generosa , click here.

Pics by Carol Sachs

Cheers!

Read Full Post »

Julie Jenkinson represents what the Toronto design culture is all about: experienced, well travelled, street savvy, and brilliantly talented.

Born in the U.K, Julie considers herself a late bloomer as an artist.  Primarily because she spent most of her life travelling around the world and immersing herself in the art culture in New York, where she lived for many years.  It’s said that all good things come in time.  And last year, Julie launched her “Animaze” line of fabrics and wallpaper.

Besides travel in foreign lands, Julie’s inspiration comes from nature and animals in particular.  And it’s obvious with the “zoomorphic” images in this collection.  To say that they are quirky would be appropriate, but there is also a sophistication in the way she repeats these images.  Look closer and her animals look oddly familiar, don’t they?  I think we have the same kind of dreams…

And just released are her photo documentary images of street art in Berlin.  I’m a bit of collector of graffiti and these are simply amazing; a bit tongue in cheek and very colourful!  These are so popular; one that I was eyeing during this interview got sold before I could say “How much”!  They are very reasonably priced, by the way!

Inspired by the clean lines of mid-century modern, Julie is now designing and producing furniture as well.  Check out this great bench.

Julie has produced a graphic book, clothing, prints, cards, now fabric, wallpaper and furniture. What could possibly be next you ask?  Much much more. Stay tuned.

Check out the full line of products Julie has here. And get the full experience by going down to INabstracto.  I have dibs on the “Sam Gang”!

Cheers!

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: