Archive for September, 2012

Paint is Boring.

“Paint is boring. Pattern is best!” – Flat Vernacular

And we agree!

We just had a great time having coffee with the duo behind Flat Vernacular, a wallpaper design company based out of Brooklyn (we’ve blogged about them before…at least twice).  In addition to being incredibly talented and super inspiring, Payton and Brian are such great people (isn’t that just the icing on the cake)? Check out some of their papers that we’re smitten with…You can also see in person at the Elle Decor Pop Up Shop going on now at Bloomingdales – or at Studio Four NYC anytime!

Flora English Garden by Flat Vernacular

Sketchbook Garden – Pink Eraser by Flat Verncular

Peaks and Valleys by Flat Vernacular (the scale on this is immense!)

Too Much Stuff by Flat Vernacular

And the detail to show how incredible this really is…

Too Much Stuff, detail by Flat Vernacular

Wallpaper Weekly, no 41 / Brand New Celerie Kemble

Manufacturer: F Schumacher / Pattern: Feather Bloom

Feather Bloom Wallpaper by Celerie Kemble for Schumacher

Get us a white wall stat. How amazing is this new paper by Celerie Kemble for Schumacher?! We’ll be seeing the whole collection and hearing from Celerie during D&D Fall Market in a couple of weeks. For now, this is our favorite new pattern, though you must see them all – it was a tough decision!

Which colorway do you like best?

Columbus Circle Living Room

Christopher Columbus’ Living Room by Tatzu Nishi, photo via Zimbio

We loved seeing the art installation of a living room surrounding the Christopher Columbus monument more than 70 feet in the air by artist Tatzu Nishi.  Apparently, Mr. Columbus has pink print wallpaper. We like! Anyone know the pattern?

“For this project, the wallpaper is pink, and the reason I chose pink is, I thought that pink is the color that is most different from Columbus Circle.” - Tatzu Nishi, via NYTimes Home.

View of Christopher Columbus and his wallpaper, photo via Zimbio

Yet this is not a room to consider from a design prespective, but as an art installation.

“Sometimes people who look at my living rooms say, “You have really good taste,” but it’s not really true. My concept of the art project is to make the interior exterior, and the exterior into the interior, and also make some public thing private or domestic, and the other way around.” - Tatzu Nishi, via NYTimes Home.

A great photo which shows just that…an exterior turned interior:

The statue of Christopher Columbus, enclosed by a living room on a scaffold. photo via NYTimes

Open now, 25 people at a time can enter the living room and view the 1892 marble figure of the Italian explorer inside his 810 square foot Living Room. Yet art-goer be prepared, bring your sneakers for the scaffold-encased 70 foot stair climb!  Talk about a New York City walk-up!

More photos here.

Wallpaper Weekly, no. 40 / Pierre Frey Le Grand Corail

Manufacturer: Pierre Frey / Pattern: Le Grand Corail / Colorway: Old Blue

An amazing paper rich in sophisticated color that we just recently installed for a client downtown. Remember from our instagram feed?

Wallpaper in progress.

We also happen to catch recently in Vanity Fair’s Instagram as well! Check out the background in this shot…

As seen on Vanity Fair Instagram


Today we pause to remember those who were lost and their families and friends.

September 11th 2001