The “Monks” Frieze

Have you ever thought seriously about the use of medieval monks as the central design motif for your Arts & Crafts dining room?? Well someone in 1912 did, and with some measure of success. This whimsical American decoration was machine-printed by the William Campbell Wall Paper Co. a large New Jersey manufacturer of the time. [...]


Bo knows period design, and that being the case, Bo (Sullivan), the intrepid historian for Rejuvenation lighting up in Portland, Oregon, has launched his own period design consulting service called Arcalus. The curious moniker was inspired by a great-great-great-grandfather of Bo’s actually named Arcalous Wyckoff, an industrialist and inventor from Elmira, New York. Through his [...]

More Bradbury & Bradbury inspired lampshades!

So after hearing from Jana Olson (see last post) I learn that there are other craftspeople making artistic lampshades from our wallpapers, (they are silkscreened and look great when they are backlit after all)! Jill Lawrence writes:  “I started working with Bradbury & Bradbury papers, primarily their (at the time) brand new Arts & Crafts [...]

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 [...]

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