Panache Lighting

For thirty years now we’ve seen a lot of creative uses for our wallpaper besides the usual installation on walls and ceilings… for example, art wallpaper lampshades. Jana Olson, of Panache Lighting, has 16 years of experience in the antique lighting trade, both as a retailer and restorer of old lighting. She loves to help [...]

A History of Wallpaper

Getting busy here lately. I have been invited to teach a course In June on the history of wallpaper.  The class will last three days and will be hosted by the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies, located in historic Mt. Carroll, Illinois.  Besides what you’ll find on the link, Program Director Sharon Welton sent [...]

Bradbury & Bradbury exhibit & lecture

I wanted to let our Northern California readers know about an exhibit that features 19 wonderful old vintage wallpapers from our historic archives. These are on display at the historic Commonwealth Club in San Francisco from April 6 through May 29, (there are more details and directions included with the link). These unique vintage wallpapers will [...]

Wallpaper on the big screen

Maybe its a consequence of working in the industry, but I can’t seem to watch a movie anymore without noticing the wallpaper in each scene. Of course, sometimes the wallpaper is integral to the scene in which it appears, which is great because then I don’t have to ask my wife “what just happened?”. To me the [...]

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