Yes, another "Why didn't I think of that?" moment. Designer Claire Cole takes grandma's vintage wallpapers, cuts 'em up, adds some thread and viola! wallpaper that doesn't make you want to throw up. (via Candy Colored Buddha). Her tea cups are pretty freaking adorable as well.
I feel like I've fallen down the rabbit hole every time I visit Walnut Wallpaper. Their featured designs, by underground artist
Geoff McFetridge (below), are just the kind of fun patterns my friends and I
The best part? It looks straight out of the vintage
stores we frequent downtown, but the line is produced using only water
based ink, with no chemical waterproofing (I'm guessing with the similar-style
vintage wall papers - that would not be the
Since wallpapering a whole wall for me is definitely scary, I would
scour goodwill for different size frames, spray paint them all black
(or all white) then create a wall collage with all the different
styles... wallpaper without paste!
Also, if you browse by style, be sure to click on the Eco-Friendly and
Femme Fatale styles. You could save some $$$ by ordering just a bit and wallpapering a wooden panel to use as a creative art solution. Maybe three, since grouping adds more impact? Ooo,
brainstorm! I could use it in the center of the collage I've been thinking
Now that I have bid a fond
farewell to the good 'ol US of A and am safely nestled in my colonial apartment
smack dab in the middles of Buenos Aires - a place full of amazing designers, crafters and architecture!
I'm going take tons of inspirational pics (including a dramatic! few of
me flinging open tall wooden doors and singing from iron
balconies ala Evita!) to bring you the best of what this city has to
offer. Woo Hoo!
The photo above was taken in an Argetnine home accessories store and I thought it was so clever. I'm such a fan of hodge-podge (no surprise there!) but the way they've anchored all the different frames and photo types with that statement wallpaper is just so creative! There are soooo many fantstic new wallpapers on the market but frequently they are none-too wallet friendly. With this idea, you only have to buy one $$$ roll, hit up a thrift store for some old frames and pow! You have a whole art statement. Bueno?
Don't these clever designs make you want to run home and paper a wall or two? Artist Natalie Wright hand silk-screens and then paints over the clever patterns she's dreamed up. The mustache design (below) has been snatched up and is currently in production by the WIlly Wonka of wallpaper, Flavor Paper. That's it! I'm gonna need to get some more walls.