Thursday, July 12, 2007

Timorous Beasties, say what?

Huh, you're probably thinking? Well don't be confused, this is just the name of my new design crush...a fantastic wallcovering and textile company out of Scotland. The name is derived from a Robert Burn poem titled "To a Mouse", but Timorous Beasties is much more than a colorful name; a company you are sure to love.

(London Toile)

Founded by two old classmates of Glasgow School of Art in 1990, Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons developed their company by experimenting with both hand printing and machine production wallcoverings and textiles ...creating a ever evolving palette, that ranges from florals and toiles to contemporary graphics...

"Timorous Beasties has defined an iconoclastic style of design once described as “William Morris on acid.” Now with a shop in Glasgow and more on the way, they are soon on to become a household name worldwide.

Here is just a taste of what they have to offer in wallcovering...

(Pheasant)

(McGegan Rose)

(Branch out)

(Thistle)

(Birdcage)

Not only are their wallcoverings fantastic, but you should see their fabrics, like the London Toile below, I just love the simple lines of this chair combined with this busy print. If you are thinking of purchasing fabric to make into pillows, they already beat you to the punch, so check out their website if you're interested. But that's not all...


Recently they started offering their patterns as light fixtures ranging from pendants, seen below, to lamps shades of all different sizes, and...


Now their latest endeavour is carpet and area rugs, like this Thistle rug below...more styles to be added to the site shortly.


Hope you all enjoy these Timorous Beasties...so check out their website!

(Images and information from Timorous Beasties website. For another good read on this company check out decor8's blog archives from September 26, 2006)

13 comments:

style court said...

Love McGegan Rose :)

casapinka said...

Wonderful link, GMG. And a brilliant name to boot!

robyn said...

Wonderful wallpaper and fabrics. Nice writing & post, thanks for the info.

J Lee said...

Stunning!

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks ladies, glad you enjoyed this post! I know Courtney, I love the McGegan Rose too :)

The Peak of Chic said...

I knew about their toiles, but not these other prints. Thanks for the photos. I love "Thistle".

katiedid said...

What a great name! I love the thistles too.

beachbungalow8 said...

i love timorous beasties. great post. so much eye candy

Cote de Texas said...

Gorgeous. I'm sucker for toile, it's my guilty pleasure. Wonderful post, I'm heading there now.

Joni

Belle said...

Yes Timorous beasties is also one of my favorites. Their designs are absolutely glamorous.

P.S your blog is very inspiring.

girl meets glamour said...

I know me too Cote!

And thanks for stopping by my blog Belle!

patriciagrayinc.com said...

I love their lampshades. It is so hard to get great lampshades..thanks for bringing them to my attention.

katers said...

What amazingly gorgeous designs - jaw-dropping, thanks!