Ochroma Wild Things
This scenic multi-panel design - our first - was a commission for the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behaviour in Germany. It is set on Barro Colorado Island in Panama, the site of the renowned Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute where many of their scientists have worked. The design features some of the weird and wonderful mammals that frequent the enormous nectar-rich balsa or Ochroma flowers by night. An unusual characteristic of this site is the preponderance of these mid-sized mammals, like kinkajous and capuchin monkeys, olingos, Virginia possums, coatimundis, silky anteaters and woolly opossums. The design plays with the notion of camera trapping of the same tree at different times and comes in four colours.
Theobroma Tree of Life
This chocolate lovers' design, the Theobroma Tree of Life, is the result of our collaboration with iconic American brand Williams Sonoma. It celebrates the intricate web of life which supports Theobroma cacao, the divine plant that gives us chocolate. You can purchase insanely delicious drinking chocolate, cookies and truffles directly from Williams Sonoma (sadly, only available in North America). Here you can purchase the design as wallpaper and printed linen and velvet to be sent anywhere in the world.
The Beatrice Edit
The Beatrice Edit is a collaboration between Susy Paisley and her daughter Beatrice, who is a budding interior designer. and avowed minimalist. One day, in a conversation about their different tastes, it occurred to them to do an edit of Newton Paisley designs for people who, like Beatrice, think less is more in their interiors. Best-selling Newton Paisley designs were reimagined as one-colour 18th century toile de Jouys; favourite botanical details were reconfigured in simple airy geometrical repeats. In this, Susy and Beatrice found themselves inspired by the beautiful folk motifs of Ukrainian embroidery, and will be sending 10% of profits to a charity called Rebuild Together in Ukraine. Available as wallpaper and printed linen. More information about The Beatrice Edit.
Alladale Highlands Collection
This new design was created as a bespoke design for the the Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the Scottish Highlands, leader in rewiding movement, and recognised as Europe’s most eco-friendly hotel by the recent Boutique Hotel Awards. The design features endangered species such as white-tailed eagles, pearl-bordered fritillaries and Scottish wildcats, which Alladale is actually helping to breed. Other iconic elements include heather, Spear thistle, and black grouse. Handsome Dan, their most spectacular resident Red Deer also makes an appearance. A towering Caledonian pine is home to a pair of Scottish crossbills, the only British bird found nowhere else in the world. The Alladale River meanders through this rolling scenic design which builds upon the current passion in interiors for honouring the natural world. Available as wallpaper, printed linen and velvet.
Paisley Paramecium Collection
Paisley Paramecium is a design celebrating the micro-organisms that form the base of the pyramid of all life.The inspiration for this design was a play on the traditional tear-drop shape of the 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, from fish fry to whales, depends. Phytoplankton are also of serious conservation concern - warming oceans have caused population declines of 40% since 1950.
Cactus Mexicanos Collection
This design is the culmination of several years Dr Susy Paisley spent living in, and besotted with, Mexico. It celebrates the incredible diversity of Mexican cacti. Mexico is one of the world's centre of endemism for this group of plants, and includes marvels like the Creeping Devil, a cactus in this design which actually moves across the desert floor! Cacti are enjoying a new popularity, but globally, one out of three cacti is in need of conservation attention. The design includes the Chisos Mountain hedgehog cactus, hallucinogenic Peyote, a critically endangered dragonfruit, which forms the long tendrils in the design, and lesser long-nosed bat (an essential pollinator for cacti) and the iconic saguaro and crested saguaro cacti.
The English Mercia Collection
The English Mercia collection is a tribute to one of the greatest conservation parables ever written, The Lorax by Dr Seuss. The designs are based on real species extant in England (in the realm of the ancient kingdom of Mercia) that relate to the imaginary species in the Lorax. The humming fish are represented by great crested newts, the precious truffula trees are clover flowers the playful barbaloots are the red squirrels, whilst the Lorax himself is the nightingale, pleading for the preservation of the ancient woodland. Ancient woodland is a critical conservation priority in England, as 98% of the centuries-old forest has been destroyed. Learn more about this Award Wining Design.
The Carolina Tree of Life Collection
The Carolina Tree of Life, tells of the Carolinas in the American south, the home of Anne Newton Paisley, after whom the business was named. The flowing design features the extinct Carolina parakeet, the migratory Monarch butterfly - facing an urgent battle for survival - and carnivorous native plants such as the Venus fly trap.
Lewa Union Collection
This design is based at the Lewa Wildlife Conservatory in Kenya. This incredible place was a cattle ranch 40 years ago and has been transformed by the Craig family into one of the most successful private wildlife conservation initiatives in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a theme of myrmecophagous species that specialize in ants and termites. The species featured in this design include Jackson's hornbill, termite mounds, a young aardwolf, A mother Temnick's ground pangolin with her baby riding on her back, a colony of naked mole rats, a carpenter bee, and lucky beans tree, whistling thorn acacia (which has an incredible symbiosis with biting ants), and the full moon setting over Mount Kenya, as visible from Lewa.
Madidi Clouds Collection
The Andean spectacled bear, a mysterious and endangered species and inspiration for Paddington Bear, was the focus of my years of study in the Andean cloud forest of Bolivia's Madidi National Park. During long periods spent alone for my research, I became obsessed with the intricate patterns and colour around me. Lichens, thin-lipped frogs, hummingbirds and toucans, along with my bears, were the subjects of my detailed drawings, and have formed the basis of this design.