30 Sep 2008
29 Sep 2008
27 Sep 2008
Noted for its surreal and provocative textiles and wallpapers, the design studio Timorous Beasties was founded in Glasgow in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, who met while studying textile design at Glasgow School of Art.
By depicting uncompromisingly contemporary images on traditional textiles and wallpapers, Timorous Beasties has defined an iconoclastic style of design once described as “William Morris on acid.” Typical is the Glasgow Toile. At first glance it looks like one of the magnificent vistas portrayed on early 1800s Toile de Jouy wallpaper, but closer inspection reveals a nightmarish vision of contemporary Glasgow where crack addicts, prostitutes and the homeless are depicted against a forbidding backdrop of dilapidated tower blocks and scavenging seagulls.
26 Sep 2008
I have had a hard copy look book for years, images from magazines I have found and fell in love with. I would often see this wonderful huge porcelain bath set in an beautiful pale blue room, high ceilings and french doors and think WOW, but never logged in my brain the name of the company. When I was at Decorex I was drawn to a marvelous stand which was surrounded by antique baths stacked two high, they were so quirky an interesting; it took me awhile to realise that this company also stocks new bathware and there it was the bath that I had torn from a magazine and looked at millions of times - brilliant.
25 Sep 2008
24 Sep 2008
Homes & Gardens have announced their fabric awards, I thought I'd give you a peak at my favs, if you click on the title you can see them all and choose your own. The winner of best print by Voyage is not really my usual taste, but I think it is so well done; I also love the idea of the paper backed denim to be used as wallpaper - fabulous. Gosh I do love fabric.