Mischievous wallpaper, rugs that promote a long and happy life and playful tiles – these are the products that caught my eye this week
Wendy Morrison, best known for her glorious rugs, has extended her Eternal Toile design across a hand knotted wool and silk rug, a hand-embroidered wall-hanging, wallpaper, soft viscose and linen fabric and a crewel embroidery cushion. The design is inspired by the Ten Symbols of Longevity, depicted in Korean and Chinese philosophy, for a long and happy life in harmony with nature. (Meet Wendy Morrison here)
MindTheGap has collaborated with Minnie Kemp to create a wallpaper collection described as ‘an explosion of glorious colour and mischievous fun’. To create the collection, Minnie recoloured and scaled patterns found in MindTheGap’s archive including delicate block print inspired florals, bold graphic patterns and painterly murals. It is the first time MindTheGap has collaborated with another creative, resulting in a mix of Transylvanian folk law with English eccentricity. (Meet MindTheGap’s creative director here)
This Autumn, Petra Palumbo is launching mustard delft tiles. Designed by Petra in her Highlands studio, the extensive collection is a playful, tongue-in-cheek take on the traditional Delft tile. Each tile is hand painted by local Scottish artists to depict everyday items such as chairs, rubber ducks, umbrellas and shaving brushes. Petra also offers a bespoke service.
From Samuel & Sons, Sophie is a new mercerized cotton collection of luxury basics featuring an array of fringes, cords, borders and tiebacks. Each design is available in a broad palette of tonal colours from softer natural shades such as Salt, Cream and Dove, to more saturated hues including the vibrant Dijon and vivid Tulip.
Following the successful launch of its first hand-tufted rug and runner collection in 2021, Roger Oates Design is now launching 12 new designs for Autumn 2023. The Roger Oates signature is still to be found within the new hand-tufted options. Stripes are both free and structured and create new perspectives with strong geometric patterns. The rugs use a British blend of wool in the same heritage palette as the flat-weave collection.