Monday, November 12, 2007

Unlikely themes!

The Napoleonic bee, with a twist!

Iguana, not your grand mother's wall covering!
The great thing about wall coverings is subject mater, anything is possible! Timorous Beasties, a
Glasgow company has taken taken contemporary themes to a whole new level. "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". Granted not a product for all, these bright talented designers truly offer a world of possibilities, based on traditional and classical design.

No comments: