I’m always up for seeing fresh new wallpaper patterns especially since it’s not going away anytime soon. There’s talk around innovative ones coming to market that can be peeled off when you move (applied like a giant wall sticker with no trace left behind, perfect for renters and home owners worried about wallpapering with paste). Since perky patterns are all the rage, you may enjoy Walls Like Pictures out of Germany.
Owner Sabine just launched her collection online today that she designs herself, including realistic photo wallpaper. Sabine will even work with you on custom designs upon request, try that with a large wallpaper manufacturer! She has so many patterns to select from, you have to check out her website for details, pricing, and more. I love the bamboo and ethnic prints shown above, along with the deer heads in blue and yellow. And below are some of her bolder prints for all of you brave decorators out there. ;)
(images from walls like pictures)
Winfried Heinze is another awesome photographer with a portfolio to drool for, his interior shots are terrific. German born but now based in London with his wife and two children, Winfried works mostly for magazines and books published in Europe and has an impressive list of clients — his work has been featured on the cover of some of our favorite magazines like LivingEtc, Elle Decoration, Designers Guild and Nina Campbell. Here are some of my favorite rooms, I thought you’d like to see his work as it appeared in various publications – a little something to get our wheels turning as we begin a new week here on decor8!
(images: winfried heinze)
Lagom is a Swedish word meaning just right. Design that is just right is exactly what the crew behind Lagom Design works hard to achieve through their creativity, passion, and product knowledge. Their goal is to represent a handful of the best companies in Europe that produce exceptional greeting cards, prints, trays, and other accessories for the home and office. One company they carry is iBride.
Ah, the unique and lovely trays from French design team iBride. These things have been all over the blog circuit for about a year now but when Ez mentioned them on Creature Comforts today she pointed to a different website that I hadn’t seen before called Lagom Designs. It was on Lagom that I noticed that they not only carry iBride trays but cards in the same Asian/animal/floral motifs with the swanky cutout patterned border. If you visit their website, you’ll see art, chairs, and other products as well. Lagom Designs also carries Boda, Kisu, Tr?dg?rd and the lovely patterns of Opoponax from Stockholm.
(images from lagom designs and ibride)
One of my goals for decor8 this year is to spotlight more of my favorite photographers because I don’t think most of them get nearly the credit they deserve. I mean c’mon, these are the peeps showing us the world through their lens, their talent is what drives us to purchase some of our most cherished magazines each month. What good would a design magazine be without photos? One photographer that I found through the pages of Domino magazine last year is Justin Bernhaut. Interior photography is very competitive and demanding — one of the greatest challenges is lighting. No doubt working in a confined space, perfect exposure — making sure the color is captured correctly, and of course excellent composition plays a part in the creation of a perfect shot. Justin seems to excel in all of these areas. He’s brilliant.
Remember Domino’s Woodycrest project? Back in January ’07, Domino magazine teamed up with 8 interior designers and several companies who donated their talent and products ($650,000 in donations!) to transform apartments in a 40-unit apartment building in South Bronx for families living with HIV and AIDS. I thought this was the best project ever, I hope they sponsor another one because everyone should have an opportunity to live in a space that makes them feel at peace but also supported on every level. Anyway, Justin photographed all of the rooms for the spread that appeared in the magazine so some of these shots below you may recognize from Woodycrest. If you missed that issue, the slideshow is online here.
If you’re interested in learning more about Justin, he is represented by Anyway Artists in New York City and you can view his portfolio online here. His food photography is not to be missed, I tried to sneak it in some of the collages I’ve arranged above. :)
(images from justin bernhaut for anyway artists)