Woven Cubes: Wallpaper pattern adapted from Storer House textile block design
John Storer House, Los Angeles (Hollywood), California, 1923.
The house in Hollywood designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for physician Dr. John D. Storer employed Wright's innovative building technique, known as the Textile Block System, which was new and exclusive to Southern California in the 1920s. Individual precast concrete blocks were woven together creating an interlocking system to construct the fabric of the house. This textile block motif visually unified the house with the hillside creating the impression that it was a man-made extension of the landscape. Eleven block patterns were interwoven throughout the house — some solid, some abstractly decorated, some perforated for glass inserts, and others punctuated with clear openings. This wallpaper pattern is an adaptation of the punctuated textile block design.