Tag Archives: Unique Spaces


The Sowden House in Hollywood, CA

Wayfarer Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA





treehome, sweet treehome

And she even added WALLPAPER!

Mega props to Ms. Meyn, who built this treehome in Brooklyn, NY.

Cozy, Creative New York Apartment

We adore everything Kara has done with Cavern wallpapers in her apartment. Her space is featured on Apartment Therapy. Vote for her here http://community.apartmenttherapy.com/contests/smallcool/2011/entries/1425

New York Watertowers in LA

Just got these installation shots from Social Control, a very cool production company in LA, that installed Tom Slaughter’sNYC Watertowers‘ last week.  I’d say the pattern holds up quite well on the West Coast.  Thanks for the photos Jessica!

Respecting Our Elders: Todd Oldham

What is it about Todd Oldham that makes him so inspiring? I see his work and my heart skips a beat. His books, his photographs, graphic design, products, and interiors all exude this organic, joyful quality.  His innocent, colorful quality translates perfectly to his ingenious Kids Made Modern project, an educational and crafty guide to design.  Maybe it’s Oldham’s ability to express his unique perspective in such a wide variety of different mediums that ultimately makes him so appealing.

In this blog, loosely dedicated to walls, patterns, and surface inspiration, I thought I would include a few images from his website of the interiors he has designed.  So cool:

Design Heroes: Josef Frank

This past weekend I stopped into Just Scandinavian, a design shop in TriBeCa, and I have been thinking about designer Joseph Frank ever since.  His wallpaper, textile, and furniture designs all exude the simplicity and vibrancy associated with Scandinavian design, but they also have a fanciful quality that is uniquely his own.  I love how it all looks so colorful and bold while still being refined and tasteful.  The shop keeper at Just Scandinavian described Frank as the “Swedish William Morris,” as both designers shared a passion for pattern and nature, and both came to define their respective national aesthetics.  I told her that walking into the store, I felt like I died and went to color heaven.

Check out Just Scandinavian- they have an online shop and sell home goods by Frank and other amazing designers!

Beautiful Blackbird

Stunning installation shots of ‘Blackbird‘ in the new Aesthetic Movement showroom in Chicago.  We’re so excited to be working with them. The space looks amazing. Congrats!

Wallpaper, wallpaper, everywhere !

I see wallpaper everywhere, and I go back and forth between thinking it’s because my eye is trained to see wallpaper — or it’s because wallpaper actually is popping up everywhere and taking over the world. Commercials, movies and TV, fashion editorial…wallpaper wallpaper wallpaper!  Below, some shots from the May Urban Outfitters catalog sent by Cavern intern-at-large Karli Hendrickson.

Thanks for the images Karli!

Wallpaper Projects : Cabinets, Doors

I’m a big fan of using wallpaper in ways beyond traditional wall coverings.  Kara Dake entered her apartment in the apartment therapy small spaces competition and used some Cavern wallpaper scraps — blackbird on her cabinets and thatch on her closet door.  Her space is busy, but the deign elements all go together because she keeps a consistent color pallet.  That is the key to combining patterns.  Congrats Kara!

Cavern at the Park Avenue Armory

Images from the fully mounted antiquarian book fair at the Park Ave Armory in New York.  It’s amazing how dramatically the room transformed over the course of the weekTom Slaughter’sLibrary‘ pattern is looking great!