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 [...]

From our archives: Atomic Doodle

In the years following World War II many designers cast off the past constraints of traditional design and restrictions imposed by the war, and began to seek some new and often very experimental directions for product design… and manufacturers readily embraced these.  Youthful, energetic and “Contemporary” in style, wallpaper patterns inspired by scientific discovery as [...]


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