Wallpaper that steals headlines
No surprise that the latest wallpaper sample to cross my desk generated a smile. It's called Newsworthy, and it's made from strips of newspaper that have been hand-loomed with nylon thread.
The effect is clever -- instantly identifiable up close, but pleasantly abstract from afar. The wallpaper has an earthy, vintage quality to it -- which could explain why its designer, Weitzner, is marketing it as an alternative to grass cloth.
Given the nature of the material, each roll is unique; no two will be identical in pattern. The paper is 47 inches wide and sold in 5-yard increments through the trade, meaning an interior designer will need to price the material for you through a Weitzner representative. In the Los Angeles area, that's the Kneedler-Fauchere showroom in the Pacific Design Center, (310) 855-1313. (In true old-school style, the showroom doesn't have a website.)
One other caveat: The spec sheet warns against using Newsworthy in direct sunlight. Like the source material, it's only a matter of time before the print fades away.
To see more designs in Weitzner's 2010 spring collection, click here.
-- Craig Nakano
Photo credits: Weitzner
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