I fall in love with this beautiful animal print wallpaper collection by Sissy + Marley, it super cute in a kids bedroom or a tiny place like a powder room.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 20 May, 2014
Have you always wanted to mount a wild animal head on your wall for a decorative effect? Of course you have, it makes for great ambiance and speaks volumes about your aesthetic taste and courage.
Resin animal heads do not have any actual animal parts. Rather, they are handcrafted artistic pieces that are made to look like animal head mounts. These modernistic taxidermy specimens do not involve a carcass. How are they made, considering that no animal was harmed in the making of these head mounts?
These mounts are crafted using detailed photos and measurements of an animal. (Sometimes the animal is stored and then released after measuring and photography; sometimes the creator simply acquires the photos and specifications). From that point, the faux taxidermist creates a resin or fiberglass sculpture of the chosen animal, whether that is a deer, a bear or an elephant.
Yes, these fake animal heads are quite trendy today, as they add a lot to an interior design and can enhance space in a room. They are also excellent conversational pieces and “show stoppers.” Ceramic taxidermy is actually very popular today, and all the more so since crafters are capable of making anything. Not just bears or elephants, but even strange creatures like dinosaurs, unicorns and even mermaids for the truly adventurous.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 16 May, 2014
Rachel Parker’s work explores digital print and hand embroidery combining the flexibility and immediacy of print with the slow simplicity of stitching by hand. Cross-stitching, grids and symbols are big influences in her work; she paints, draws and photoshops, but most of all she stitches. A graduate of Norwich University of the Arts Rachel describes her creative process as ‘Digital Craft’, combining the handmade with digital technology and describes her designs as “geometrics with a difference”.
This wallpaper created for CAMAC’s 2012 Design Competition. Inspired by the formalised structure found in the work of renowned architect and designer Augustus Pugin, designs for this collection were built from contrasting areas of flat colour, crafted together through a form of digital collage. Pattern is organised into architectural shapes that cut through the wallpaper. I was awarded two work placements; one with prestigious design studio Zoffany, and one with CAMAC Design to assist with the competition in 2013, one year on.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 8 April, 2014
Bee Apis by Spanish design studio Monoculo, are beautiful wood tiles, 100% handmade & eco-friendly designed to decorate your walls. The facetted tiles are one of a kind and that make every composition unique. You can choose between cedar or beechwood.
You can fix them with double face adhesive tape (included) or mounting adhesive for a better fixation.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 18 November, 2013
We are excited to announce that UK-based global design leader, Graham & Brown (www.grahambrown.com), has launched the Kelly Hoppen Style collection, its second wallpaper portfolio with the renowned trend and style icon. The new collection captures Hoppen’s signature look perfectly, simple yet stylish with a tonal color palette, a hint of mystique and a touch of decadence. The new designs reinforce Graham & Brown’s goal to continue to push the envelope in showcasing the latest trends and styles in wallpaper and wall art.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 18 October, 2013
The two new designs are kaleidoscope and Figs, and are each available in six colour options. Kaleidoscope is inspired by mirrored imagery, the spherical pattern features fine detailed line drawing. colourways include Ash, Merino, Blues, Peppermint, Pumpkin and Sorbet. Fig is a stylized interpretation of the sweet fruit and comes in the following colours: Olive, Hardwick, Posset, Sterling, Cygnet and Lagoon. (via)
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 3 October, 2013
Brooklyn-based artist Aimée Wilder released her Fall 2013 collection yesterday, and concurrently a brand new website at aimeewilder.com, featuring all new designs on both wallpaper and fabric as well as ongoing collections. In conjunction with this release is the debut of contract wallpaper and fabric options to the trade.
The new range features all-new wallpaper, fabric and pet designs. New colors are also now available in Wilders’ top-selling designs, such as Robots. The new range also features several new collaborative designs with Finnish designer Ivana Helsinki.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 1 October, 2013