Submitted by blythe on Sat, 07/14/2012 - 14:48
I started this week by searching for vintage wallpapers but veered off the track when i saw the latest by NLXL. They are a new company (opened in 2010) in Holland and are currently creating two new collections; "Brooklyn Tins" for Merci Paris and a concrete series for Piet Boon. They also carry a scrapwood collection by Piet Hein Eek which is super fun.
Some examples of their Brooklyn Tins line:
Piet Hein Eek's designs by NLXL. It's washable and NO slivers!
Cool faux concrete paper by Piet Boon
Another great line of paper and fabrics is by the UK company Timorous Beasties; founded by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmon. They met while studying textile design at Glasgow School of Art and they have a wayward, playful and sophisticated take on insects, plants and toiles. The Beasties also provide a bespoke service from custom colours to original artwork.
The Grand Thistle (one in a series)
This pattern is appropriately titled "Grand Blotch Damask"
TM's patterns have also been reproduced on concrete tiles using proprietary molds to get high definiition detail like the bee below
A close-up of the high definition of this concrete tile
Sources: NLXL; Timorous Beasties