Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Paper Your Walls With Books

4/13/10 Paper Your Walls With Books

"Library" wallpaper design by Tom Slaughter.

Cavern is a New York and Los Angeles-based boutique wallpaper and textiles design firm that invites us to re-imagine our living environment. Their hand silk-screened, eco-friendly designer wallpaper draws inspiration from the natural world and urban landscape. The design patterns are graphic and stylized, yet maintain an expressive, organic aesthetic that enlivens any space.

Pre-Fair installation set-up.

Last weekend's 2010 New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory featured a special installation of one of Cavern's Artist Editions, Tom Slaughter’s wallpaper design, Library, that certainly enlivened the Fair, providing an appropriate gateway with panache into the Fair.

Tom Slaughter (at right), supervising the installation.

Tom Slaughter was born in New York City in 1955 and has since had more than 30 solo exhibitions in New York, LA, Miami, Vancouver, Germany, and Japan. He has worked as a printmaker in collaboration with Durham Press for 20 years, and his editions are included in the collections of MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Library is an stunning and inspiring wallpaper design perfect for any creative space, study, or accent wall. It certainly takes up less space than actual wall-mounted bookshelves, and won't collect dust. I can't think of a better way to inspire an appreciation of books in youngsters than a childrens room wallpapered with Library. It's bright, lively, and just plain fun; a visual feast of books with appeal to all ages.
Images courtesy of the Cavern blog.

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