Sunday, November 30, 2014

Day 32 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY "Coral (BA1010)"

Coral (BA1010)

I have a lot of coral textures from our trip to the Bahamas last winter. This one has a maximum repeat of 31.5”.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Day 31 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY "Moses Harris"

Moses Harris (1730-1788)

This wallpaper requires a bit of personal history and more photos than my usual post. 

The story starts with Lena Fransioli’s great uncle, in 1830. The Reverend John McVickar S.T.D., was professor of moral and intellectual philosophy at Columbia College from 1817-1857. Upon his retirement, Columbia presented him with The Aurelian or, Natural History of English Insects, Moths and Butterflies, London 1778. This beautiful, first edition book was passed down to my wife and it gave me 45 original botanicals by Moses Harris, an artist, naturalist and scientific thinker.

High resolution reproductions of the botanicals in this book are available in many sizes and configurations as individual prints or giclée wallpaper with each plate up to 22” x 25”. We print them on fine art etching paper and deliver your print or wallpaper within two weeks of acceptance of sample.

We recently did two custom jobs with this paper for Tucker & Marks in San Francisco. It was very important that the panels fit corner to corner with no wrapping of the art. They provided detailed elevations and I worked very hard to make sure the panels fit perfectly on every wall. No photos of the install are available at this time but if any become available in the future, I will post them.

The install was done by Phil McDonald of The Precisionists. Phil said, "The panels were sublime and the client was thrilled". Thank you Phil, for a great job.

Here are 42 of the 45 plates.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Day 30 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY "Brass Herald"

Brass Herald (DE4242)

This brass herald has a maximum size of 10.5” x 18” and the glazed background repeat is 43.5” x 73” max. We like it best at a 60% repro size, which makes the herald 6.5” x 11” (pictured here).

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Day 29 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY "Mother of Pearl (Reloaded)"

Mother of Pearl (Reloaded)


Another stunning pearlescent reproduction of the “Mother of Pearl” in an abalone shell. It looks pretty fantastic printed on mylar! The max repeat size is 45”w x 53.5”h but I prefer it at 20% with a 10.75” x 8.75” repeat.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Day 28 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY "Mother of Pearl (Inlay)"

Mother of Pearl (Inlay)

This wallpaper is a stunning opalescent reproduction of a “Mother of Pearl” inlay, especially when it is printed on metallic canvas. The max repeat size is 65”w x 76”h but we like it best at 40% with a 27” x 31” repeat.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Day 27 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY "Bias Relief"

Bias Relief (DE2755)

Based on 10th century Spanish carved Ivory, this wall covering has a 5.5” x 6” repeat.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Day 26 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY "Diamond Blue Glass"

Diamond Blue Glass (DE9054)

This glass pattern is available as a pattern or border with or with out the dark stripe. As with all Zoë Design patterned archival giclée wallpapers you can specify the size, color, orientation, in fact, you can specify any customization you desire. The repeat is 52” at 100% reproduction.


No dark stripe, vertical pattern:

Horizontal pattern with dark stripe:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Day 25 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY "Paradise Lost"

Elven Paradise

A few years ago we were asked to paint a mural on canvas for a Wiccan meeting room in New Hampshire. The canvas was 25’ long our amazing wallpaper installer, Greg Kahler of PHD (Paper Hanging & Design), ended up choosing to cut it into three pieces rather than get a “crew” to install it. The 2 seams are completely invisible. 

The wall covering resulting from that original mural is stunning, especially when printed on “metallic canvas”. The mural measures 23’ 7” x 9’ 2”, however we can size it for your specific application.

If you would like to see this mural in high detail please visit our Gigapan.

Lena Fransioli and Brooke Sheldon painted this masterpiece depicting a steep river valley with Nordic architecture, waterfalls & steep cliffs on the far side of the canyon, as viewed from an ornate balcony. Up river, to the right is a bridge with someone crossing on foot and a "folly" or pergola nearby.

 A few photos of the installation process.

If you would like to see a short (3 min.) video of the install click here.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Day 24 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY ~ "3-D Cube"

3-D Cube

I created this cube structure from a glaze sample. We like the cube at 6” but they are available in any size or color you desire.

And here is a variation on the theme, created from metal leaf.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Day 23 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY ~ "Nautilus Flower"

Nautilus Flower (NA8812)

Here is yet another design created from an image of a nautilus shell. It is available with a maximum repeat size of 13.5” x 15.2” and a wide color gamut.

 Large Repeat

Blue color way

Smaller Repeat

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Day 22 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY ~ "Nautilus Helix"

Nautilus Helix (NA8823)

This new design, hot off the press yesterday, was created from an image of a nautilus shell. I can’t say why this is my favorite creation in recent history. More nautilus shell designs tomorrow.

Nautilus Helix Detail

I have noticed that the #wallpaper I have been using on posts refers  to "desktop wallpapers". In the future I will be using #wallcovering or #WallpaperADay. I am a work in progress ;-)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day 21 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY ~ "Silver & Rust"

Silver & Rust (MA0289)

OK, one more “modern art” piece and I will get back to some more natural things. This paper is is available in a 36” x 29” maximum repeat size.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day 20 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY ~ "Geometric Wave"

Geometric Wave (MA0291)

I’ll stick with the “modern art” series of wallpapers for a few days. This paper is is available in a 40”x30” maximum repeat size.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Day 19 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY "Pink O"

Pink O or Rings (we need a name)

I have a series of what I call “modern art” wallpapers. This paper is is available in a repeat size up to 30.4”w x 40.5”h and in various colors & configurations. Please leave a comment if you have any name suggestions.

Variation 1

Variation 2

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Day 18 ~ WALLPAPER-A-DAY "Mackerel Fin"

Mackerel Fin (BA0709)

More from our trip to the Bahamas, Lena loved the detail in these three versions of patterns from a Mackerel Fin.