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Image features a repeating pattern of greatly magnified rose chafer beetles printed in green and blue. Please scroll down for further information on this wallpaper.
It’s All About the Beetle
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (May 11, 2018-January 13, 2019), Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition. This blog originally posted in September 2016. When I first saw this wallpaper I had to stop and do a double-take. It is very unusual for an...
Image shows wallpaper with a geometric pattern printed in an irise or rainbow effect. The printed floral design shades from yellow to brown, the ground color shades from blue to white. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
A Vision of the Future
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (May 11, 2018-January 13, 2019), Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition. This style of wallpaper, with its optical effect of reflecting light, is known as an irisé, or iridescent paper. The technique, also known as rainbow method, was...
Image shows "Sunflower" pattern by William Morris. The design is printed in violet on a deep blue ground. Please scroll down for additional information on this paper.
A Sunflower of a Different Color
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (May 11, 2018-January 13, 2019), Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition. This wallpaper is a 1970s print of an 1879 design by William Morris, in a color combination he may have found shocking. Morris is often regarded as...
Image shows "Bloom" anaglyph or 3D wallpaper, a floral design of cacti printed in red, blue, and black. Please scroll down for additional information on this paper.
Through Anaglyph-Colored Glasses
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (May 11, 2018-January 13, 2019), Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition. Bloom is a 3-D or anaglyph wallpaper designed by LuzElena Wood as part of the DEEP 3D Wallpaper Project created by Architect Sarah Strauss in partnership with...
Image shows wallpaper with large-scale green carnations against a bright orange background. Please scroll down for more information on this design.
Wilde Wall
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition.  This vividly striking sidewall was created by Osborne & Little, a leading name in British fabric and wallpaper designs. Founded in 1968 by Sir Peter Osborne, the 17th Baronet of Ballentaylor,...
Image shows a striped wallpaper design printed in blue, white, terra cotta, and purple, all of which are present at the UNESCO Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Please scroll down for additonal information on this wallpaper.
A Colorful Continent
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (May 11, 2018-January 13, 2019), Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition. The book Colour Based on Nature, created by Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom, analyzes the color landscape of eighty UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and...
Image shows an ethereal view of Windsor Castle seen through a clearing in the trees. Please scroll down for a further description of this wallpaper.
Shades of Windsor
Wrapped in a warm summer haze, a pair of birds, at the center of the composition, overlook a flowing stream surrounded by a flower filled landscape. The famed Windsor Castle idly appears in the background, surveying the quiet scene below. Hushed yellows and greys, in addition to the creamy white background, create an almost ethereal...
Image shows a wallpaper border with nine fashionably-dressed women spanning the 1700-1900 period. Please scroll down for more information on this border.
A Fashionable Parade
This charming frieze doubles as an overview of women’s fashion from the period 1700-1900. It features nine women grouped into trios separated by a curvilinear motif of a flowering vine. On the far left, a woman in simple colonial dress stands next to a woman in mid-eighteenth-century and a woman in late-eighteenth-century garb. The next...
The image is a detail shot of a monochrome white wallpaper composed of torn and layered strips of paper. Please scroll down for a further description of this piece.
Topographies: “Landscape on the Wall”
Topographies dazzles our eyes and walls with a trompe l’oeil effect that successfully tricks our senses—the seemingly three-dimensional surface is deceptively flat. To create the pattern, designers stacked multiple sheets of paper and tore away portions of the surface by hand, forming canyon-like valleys of various widths and depths. The wallcovering’s name refers to the...