Tag Archives: design

Wonderful Wallpaper

2 Jul

Myself and my husband are in the process of moving house – upping sticks and moving from central London to the adorable riverside town of Wivenhoe in Essex. Although we love London town, we’re so excited about our relocation and new adventure.

I’ll be doing posts soon on why I love where we’re going and why I’ll always love where we’ve been, but in the mean time I thought I’d share our sense of anticipation by showing you what we’ve been doing in preparation for the move – you know, looking at expensive stuff to adorn our new abode.

Last week we’ve been mostly looking at wallpaper. Now, I’ve been a bit hesitant of wallpaper of late, I think it’s because a lot of mediocre bars did the wallpaper thing and let’s face no one wants their home to look like a mediocre bar. However, done well, the clever use of wallpaper can enhance a home, add a lively touch of character and colour and be a fun addition to your space – I think an element of fun and humour in your gaff is no bad thing…

So here’s a round up of what we’ve been looking at on the Sanderson and Anthropologie sites – WARNING some are real expensive.

If you like what you see, I’ve included links to the shops below…

Sanderson Miro fifties wallpaper


Sanderson Rya fifties wallpaper


Sanderson Wrappings fifties wallpaper


Sanderson Mobiles fifties wallpaper


Anthropologie Gilded Wallpaper


Anthropologie Hide and Seek Wallpaper


Anthropologie Dreamscape Mural Wallpaper


Anthropologie Blazing Poppies Wallpaper

For details on these designs and to see more fabulous patterns take a look at the following:

Sanderson fifties wallpaper: sanderson-uk.com

Anthropologie wallpaper: anthropologie.eu

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Enid Marx – designing the fabric of London

22 Mar

Enid Marx was a textile designer who also worked as a painter, printmaker, children’s book author and illustrator. She designed book jackets, trademarks and even postage stamps. In the 1930s she designed seat fabric for London Underground trains – the influence of her designs is still present on the Tube today. The more I find out about Marx the more wide-ranging I realise she was in her craft. Simplicity, balance, a feeling for the natural world, childlike delight in form and play… it’s all there…

There’s more information about Enid Marx here, here, and here.

Owls at Twentytwentyone

14 Mar

After popping into the craft fayre/flea market at The Horatio on Holloway Road on Sunday, I took a peek into Twentytwentyone on Upper Street. I’m drawing an owl at the moment so these fellas caught my attention.

Sculptural owls made of walnut by Matt Pugh, with coloured tops in either green or white lacquer.

George Nelson’s ‘Zoo timers’ were a colourful and graphic contrast to his sculptural clocks from the 1950s. They’re made of lacquered wood and metal.

This Lagom Owl greetings card by Ellen Giggenbach is created by hand cutting specially coloured paper to produce designs which have an eclectic mix of simple 1950s and 60s shapes and European folk art. Twentytwentyone’s website is here.