For all Vivienne Westwood fans out there, here’s a great opportunity to have your home in iconic Westwood-style. The great British designer has cooperated with the company Cole & Sons to create a collection of wallpaper, with prints from her previous fashion collections. The fabulous result:
The Vivienne Westwood for Cole & Son wallpapers are all based on signature designs from her fashion collections such as the iconic ‘Squiggle’ print from the Autumn-Winter 1981/1982 ‘Pirate collection’ and the more recent ‘Cut-Out Lace’ from the Spring-Summer 2007 ‘I am Expensiv’ collection.
Some examples of the prints:
‘Absence of Rose’: a print that first appeared in a recent collection of Westwood’s knitwear
‘Squiggle’: taken from Westwood’s A/W 82 Pirate collection
‘Magnolia’: inspired by a paper cut-out design, executed in a very small scale, then used as a print on silk and wool in subsequent fashion collections
‘Cut-out Lace’: from the Spring/Summer 2007 ‘I am Expensiv’ collection
‘Paper jewellery’: inspired by the jewellery from Westwood’s Autumn/Winter 2001 collection, made entirely from paper, based on technical drawings of royal jewellery
Available from Liberty, John Lewis and Heal’s.
I don’t know why suddenly there are so many great movies to watch and fab books to read, but this is another post about a brilliant book I found while wandering through my local bookshop: “70s Style & Design” by Dominic Lutyens and Kirsty Hislop. “We wanted to explore the lesser know and in some cases forgotten designers of the decade,’ says Lutyens, ‘ without neglecting such perenially fascinating episodes of 70’s history, such as Biba and punk. A lot of looks that were born in the 70’s, such as the Debbie Harry/Fiorucci look became associated with the 80’s, because the mainstream was slow to catch up.’
The book is about 70’s cool (no synthetic fabrics, flares and the usual tat) and covers fashion, design, architecture, interiors and art. Divided into four themes: the pop movement and the rise of postmodernism; the Edwardian, 20’s and 30’s revivals; the back to nature movement and finally the decade’s avant-garde movers and shakers.
Expect images from the designs of Alan Aldridge, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Daniel Hechter, Jean Paul-Goude, Barbara Hulanicki, Laura Ashley, Ossie Clark, Celia Birtwell, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.
Buy it here or here.
I’ve decided my house needs a drastic update. So in search of inspiration I found these pictures, so now I have an overload of new ideas.
Like posted before, I definitely need a retro looking dressing table.
Clashing floral prints.
I like the blue wall contrasting with the cabinet.
I’m going to steal this idea: a greyish background with crisp white doors.
Another must: a chandelier type of lamp in the bedroom.
This is brilliant and has all my favorite elements: dressing table, wooden floors and pretty florals. The collection of mirrors is a great idea!