Showing posts with label wallpaper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wallpaper. Show all posts

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Wearable Art at the Art Market

I got a message from Victoria Robinson while I was in New York asking if she could make some dresses from my wallpaper for an Art Market installation.

Obviously I said yes. How exciting to see my paper used in such an unusual way.

Only ten days before the show Victoria came to the studio to pick up the paper. 

She worked with her Mum, Pam, who is a talented seamstress and together they pushed the limits of the paper and created five dresses and six bodices.

So clever.

This is Victoria (in another very shiny wearable art piece) with me and her Mum.

The dresses will be on display again next Sunday's Art Market in Holmfirth. 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Hannah Nunn wallpaper sample books

My long awaited wallpaper sample books have arrived.

They are really beautiful and so well made.

Although my collection is quite small at the moment, there is room in the spine for my new designs as the collection grows.

...and grow it will.

So now it's time to send them out to all the people who people who have been waiting.

Thank you CEM Press for a marvelous job.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Orla's meadow

One of my lovely customers Debs, sent me this gorgeous photo of her beautiful new baby who has Paper Meadow wallpaper in her nursery. Debs says that she keeps smiling at it. What good taste she has. Just like her Mum!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014


I'm going to New York in only three weeks time. I'm a little bit excited. Last week my palette with my entire stand - lamps, plinths, wallpaper, toolbox and everything went off on a truck to make it's big journey across the sea. Today I am doing some planning and learning. Although I have sent many, many individual lamps to the U.S I have not done very much international wholesaling at all so I have a lot to learn.

What I'd really like is to find a distributor for my wallpaper. That would be so good. I would love to find some stockists for my lamps too but as they are made to order and it's usually craft galleries and small boutiques that like to sell them I am hoping that I can find a way to make the carriage costs reasonable.

It's all a bit of an unknown and I have three weeks to learn some stuff and polish up my brave girl boots before I take to the skies. If anyone knows anything that might be of help your advice would be most welcome.

The show is open to trade for the first three days and open to the public on the 20th. It would be amazing to meet some of my online American friends. I know it's a big place but if anyone should find themselves in New York City it would be an absolute pleasure to meet you!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Sarah Malone's wallpaper

Sarah Malone makes beautiful ceramics. I know her from doing the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair so I was most excited when her order for Paper Meadow wallpaper landed in my inbox.

She has been decorating her new kitchen (more photos when she's finished) and it would seem she has created the perfect backdrop for her ceramics. 

Such prettiness.

Thanks Sarah. x

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Wallpaper photos...

We've been busy! 

Winter lamp orders have kicked in. As soon as the nights get longer things go up a noticeable notch so it's been all go in the workshop every day. And as well as the lamp making we have our new baby to look after - the wallpaper. Thanks to Emma (her twitter feed is all about cycling but she is also a brilliant decorator) there has been lots of wallpapering going on so that Sarah and me could style and shoot some photographs.

Sarah and Suzi now have Paper Meadow in teal in their living room. It looks really lovely in there.

Shown here with their Kirsty Elson house. So cute.

We love this photo shot through a roll! Sarah doesn't miss a photo opportunity.

Our friend Beckah has the Beech Leaves in pebble in one of their bedrooms. Shown here with my Ikuko Iwamoto vases that I bought from the lovely Snug Gallery.

We needed to capture it's special sheen.

It's quite subtle this one.

The Kraft colourway looks so nice with the glow of my lamps.

The Beech leaves in mint is perhaps the hardest to communicate the colour of on screen but this comes close.

I've been pinning lots of pictures today. Feel free to join in.

....and I feel a giveaway coming on. Just working out where and when. Stay tuned.


Monday, 30 September 2013

Hello Wallpaper!

We had a big exciting delivery to the studio this morning. My friend Claire just joked 'Congrats on the delivery. Was it a boy or a girl?' 

I tell you it was like a labour getting all these boxes up the stairs. Phew. Thank goodness for Robert and Euan and Sarah and Suzi who all gave up their morning to help me. They were good birthing partners!

It's funny actually because the gestation period was about nine months all in all when I think about it.

It was good to finally meet it for the first time and hold it in my arms ;)

Hello wallpaper! Welcome to the world.

I promise to look after you and grow you into a big strong business. We will learn together along the way. 

I'm a proud Mummy x

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Taking orders now!

I'm so happy because my wallpaper is on my website

We're going to take some proper photos next week  but for now, for those of you who have been waiting for it, these pictures will give you an idea of what's available and I can send out samples now so you can make sure the colours are right for you.

We've been having fun in the shop this afternoon deciding which walls to paper. I can't wait to see the charcoal meadow on the chimney breast wall with all the white lights in front of it. Scrummy!

The wallpapers will be delivered to me at the beginning of October but you can pre-order rolls now on the website...which would be wonderful for me as it will help pay for the huge wallpaper bill that will be coming my way any day now ;)

Who is going to be the very first person to order a roll?

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Production Day

So, the day finally arrived. Production day at the factory.
Six lovely colours are now signed off and printed.

It was pretty amazing seeing them on the machines. 

The machine has tiny camera on to check that it's all calibrating properly. That's what all those funny symbols are about.

It all gets trimmed and then wound onto these enormous rolls. You could paper your whole house with this!

They have an amazing wall that holds the paper up with suction so they can quickly lay out three drops to check.

So by lunchtime (they don't mess about at this factory), I had Paper Meadow in kraft,


and charcoal.

And Beech Leaves 

in kraft,


and pebble.

In two weeks it will be delivered to me here at the studio and I can start sending it out to YOU! 

I will be able to start sending A4 sample sheets by the end of this week if you're interested. I'll keep you posted as I add things to my website.

Hooray :)

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