- See more at: http://blogtimenow.com/blogging/automatically-redirect-blogger-blog-another-blog-website/#sthash.6XeXEVt9.dpuf The Curiosity Project: Timorous Beasties

28 March 2012

Timorous Beasties

So there I was having a poke around in the John Lewis home ware department (my mecca in the absence of Etsy, Pedlars or NOTHS) and I stumbled across these guys. Timorous Beasties. What a fabulous name, like something from a Roald Dahl book and whilst their textile designs are a little more Dali-esque, you get a real sense of their other worldly imaginations.

Co-founders Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons met at Glasgow School of Art (seriously-what is it about Glasgow and amazing designers???) and launched a new textile company to the industry which, in 1990 was somewhat "twee" and sedate, Timorous Beasties was and is tongue-in-cheek.

As is clear by their bespoke designs, they're heavily influenced by insects, flora and natural pattern. Everything is carefully handprinted. Feast your eyes on these beauties...

Leaf-Superwide Wallcovering

Birds & Bees Wallcovering

Napolean Bee Fabric

Glasgow Toile Fabric

Ruskin Cushion

Fancy imagining how your space could look with a touch of Timorous Beasties? They've only gone and created 'The Room', a complete virtual blank canvas for you to bring it all to life. I could be here a while...

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