Morris textile conservation

I found this article pretty amazing!  In preparation for The Cult of Beauty Exhibit, soon to open at the San Francisco Legion of Honor (February 18 – June 17, 2012) this article outlines the conservation and cleaning process involved with the William Morris Bird wall hanging. What a transformation!  Can’t wait to see it firsthand [...]

Walter Crane’s Swan Wallpaper

As one of the most versatile and imaginative artists of the late nineteenth century, Walter Crane stood near the epicenter of the budding Arts & Crafts movement and proved one of its most successful and public advocates. His early success as a commercial artist began with the publication of colored picture books for children published [...]

Bradbury’s New and Exotic Persian Wallpaper!

Last Friday we officially released our new Persian Room Set of wall and ceiling papers and the response has been terrific! Sample kits are going out in the mail and calls have been coming in from all over, (even the folks at Disneyland are considering it for an installation)!  We’re thrilled, and among the attention [...]

St. James’s wallpaper

Having just seen a breathtaking installation of this paper I wanted to reprint this post from 2009 for the benefit of those readers who had not yet seen it.  It may answer some questions: Shortly after it’s establishment in 1861, Morris & Co. received a number of important secular commissions, one of which being the decoration [...]

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