Wallpaper remnants are available for the cost of £0.1/cm.
Remnants of wallpaper that can be purchased for small projects. Sold for £1 per linear 10cm with the standard width of 70cm. These rolls are 910cm long which is nearly the full 10m roll.
Wallpaper remnants are available for the cost of £0.1/cm.
Mercia Bees is a smaller scale print in the English Mercia collection, with a 6” half drop repeat. It features the short-haired bumblebee, a species driven to extinction in England, but recently reintroduced into specially planted flower-rich meadows in the region of Dungeness. The bees are foraging on clover, and pheasant’s eye, a rare wildflower introduced to the UK in Roman times. The design has a nostalgic feel while having a crisp contemporary feel. With exquisite botanical and biological detail, this design is part of the growing passion in interiors for honouring the natural world.
This pattern shows English species suggested to me by the imaginary species in Dr Suess’s The Lorax. It is organised in an ogee pattern, made of ribbons. They remind me of the double helix of the DNA that determines how we all turn out, every living thing, and of chain link fences, and breaking through them to get out into nature.
The humming fish are represented by great crested newts, the precious truffula trees are clover flowers whilst the playful barballoots are the red squirrels. The bees which also feature in a companion print are short-haired bumblebees – a wonderful conservation success story as they were extinct in the UK but acres of flower-rich meadows were planted in Kent, the bees were reintroduced and are now thriving. Other flowers include several species of clover, Pheasant’s eye, crested cowwheat, Stinking iris, whorled millifoil, Carthusian pinks, Herb Paris,
wintergreen and blossoms of a rare old English breed a apple. Great great grandfather snail is the lagoon spire snail (thought extinct, but recently found in Chichester harbour). Companion prints include Mercia Vines and Mercia Bees, featuring details from this design.
The Carolina Tree of Life collection celebrates the natural history of the Carolinas in the American South, where biologist and designer Susy Paisley spent much of her childhood. Carolina Posies is a lush, hand-drawn design which celebrates wild species of the Southern States of the Carolinas. The designer is a conservation biologist who grew up in this beautiful area. The rich colours and graphic details are matched by the interest of the many extraordinary species depicted, including monarch butterflies and their larval food-plants, milkweed, Carolina Reaper chilli peppers, devil’s paintbrush, pine barren gentian, grass of Parnassus and carnivorous plants. It is a detailed botanical with an enchanting meandering feel.
Companion prints include Carolina Tree of Life and Carolina Monarchs, featuring details from this larger scale design.
Mercia Bees is a smaller scale print in the English Mercia collection, with a 6” horizontal half drop repeat. It features the short-haired bumblebee, a species driven to extinction in England, but recently reintroduced into specially planted flower-rich meadows in the region of Dungeness. The bees are foraging on clover, and pheasant’s eye, a rare wildflower introduced to the UK in Roman times. We have 12 metres of stock because of a cancelled order which is on sale.
The Madidi Hummingbirds design is a tribute to the incredible diversity of Andean hummingbirds, of which there are 140 different species. This design features Andean Hillstars, Great Sapphirewings, and Giant Hummingbirds. These super-heroic little birds can fly at speeds which, relative to body length, are greater than any other vertebrate, with wing-speeds of over 80 beats per second. They also serve as specific pollinators for many flowers such as those in the Puya genus. The bases of these bromeliads are important bear foods and many have beautiful turquoise flowers. They also have natural antifreeze and some of the longest flower spikes in the world such as Puya raymondi, known as Queen of the Andes, the spherical plant bases and spikes depicted in this design. This plant grows to 15m (50ft) tall with 30,000 individual flowers when it blooms, which is once every one hundred years!
The contemporary design has quite an elegant structured style and a limited palate based around the blues and greens of the Puya flowers. With exquisite botanical detail, it builds upon the current passion in interiors for honouring the natural world. Furthermore, for every roll of wallpaper sold, 100m2 of critical wild habitat is preserved through World Land Trust.
(All colours are available on both basecloths and also at both scales, although we may not offer that specific sample. If your combo is not available, we suggest ordering the colour you want to get the process started.)
Paisley Paramecium is a textile and wallpaper design celebrating the web of micro-organisms that forms the base of the pyramid of all life. The inspiration for this design was a play on the traditional tear-drop shape of the classic paisley motif resembling a unicellular organism called a paramecium. The species in this design are aquatic, including many free-floating plankton upon whom the health of all marine creatures depends. Phytoplankton are also of serious conservation concern – warming oceans have caused population declines of 40% since 1950. Change is desperately needed in how we perceive our interconnectedness within, and dependence upon, the web of life. As well as evoking droplets of water as well as using the conventions of the paisley design. It is also reminiscent of stitching and lace, as the fabric of nature is fragile and intricately interwoven and embellished. The colouration is quite free, and can be further expanded upon in the future, as many of these species are really transparent.
To learn more about the design, please check out the blog post.