Aimée finds herself floating through an unknown galaxy. The stars, asteroids, and comets begin to morph into a churning sea of cheetah spots. Friendly cheetah faces appear but quickly turn ferocious jumping out of space to chase her through a sleepy jungle. She tumbles through sparkling puddles, past lumbering sloths and playful primates, soon realizing she has lost the pursuing wildcats. Her journey continues as the jungle melts into an arid desert. Cacti the size of skyscrapers tower over her and the sun emerges high overhead. She basks in its warmth, exhausted from her surreal voyage.
PHANTASMAGORIA COLLECTION by Aimée Wilder brings this recurring, shifting dream to life, melding galactic visions, jungle adventures, and desert wanderings. The collection experiments with elements of light and shadow, pushing the limits of repeat size and density of detail. One is easily lost in the fantastical, oversized repeats featuring flora and fauna both real and imagined. Four new patterns debut in wallpaper, fabrics, pillows, and poufs, and three new patterns in an incredible new range of rugs and bespoke carpets.
Four new wallpaper patterns in more than 35 color ways comprise the new collection. They are priced at $180 per single roll (27 inches by 5 yards), and are printed by hand in the US on clay-coated, FSC Certified paper. Commercial substrates are also available starting at $200 per single roll.
Cactus Spirit, Cheetah Vision, Cosmic Splash, and Jungle Dream Wallpapers in various color ways.
A few weeks back, I had morning coffee with my dear friend Nick Gray at his gorgeous home in Greenwich Village. I immediately felt as though I had entered his magical world the minute I stepped into his apartment. The first thing I notices was how beautifully the light danced around his space.
I first met Nick early one morning while at the gym in Brooklyn, where I went to see our 'Robots' wallpaper featured live on morning television. Normally I wouldn't be up that early, but luckily I was because Nick saw me staring at the TV and was like "What is happening? Who are you?"... and the rest was history. He is definitely known for his friendliness.
Nick Gray is the founder of Museum Hack, which he describes as being "(a) highly interactive, subersive, fun, and non-traditional museum tour." His tours are given AFTER HOURS (!!!) at some of the world's most incredible museums, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art here in NYC, which gives visitors an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look into the hidden stories and works housed.
Nick Gray, far left.
More details can be found on the Museum Hack website.
We also love this interview from lifehacker about Nick Gray - check out the post here.
Check out more photos from Nick's dope studio below!
We are very excited to share with you our latest wallpaper release: Cosmic Splash, a galactic, textural pattern, hand-printed here in New York. We are also pre-releasing the first color way of our new Prism Fine Flat Weave Rugs in Japanese Indigo. Visit the Prism Flat weave page here. These rugs can now be customized in a range of finer materials such as silk, Tibetan wool, and other natural fibers. Please visit the Custom Prism rug page of our shop here.
Above: Freshly hand-printed Cosmic Splash Galaxy
Above: Aimée and Bella on our 8 × 8 foot (244 × 244 cm) Prism Indigo Fine Flat Weave Rug.
COSMIC SPLASH WALLPAPER
We've created ten color ways ranging from subtle pearls and clear gloss finishes, to bold, contrasting light-on-dark backgrounds. Inspired by the fluidity of both water and the perpetual motion of our galaxy, this is a large-scale textural half-drop pattern that will take you to another time and place without ever leaving the room. Pricing, additional colors, room shots, and custom color details can be found on our site. Check out all the color samples below the Prism Rug preview!
Above: Cosmic Splash Galaxy
Above: Cosmic Splash Luna
Above: Cosmic Splash Luna during the print process
Inspired by a tapestry weaving class at Nightwood, a Brooklyn-based furniture, textile, and interior design studio, Aimée took what she learned about flat weave structures and applied it to create these bold and graphic, large-scale rugs. The Japanese Indigo palette seemed like the most perfect fit to create an ombré effect with the enormous overlapping striped diamonds. Woven of the finest soft 100% New Zealand wool, these rugs feel special. Custom orders can even be placed...
Lita Albuquerque is an internationally-renowned installation and environmental artist, painter and sculptor. We recently came across her installation from 2006 - Stellar Axis - which was shot in Antartica near the South Pole. Aided by the National Science Foundation, it became the largest temporary art installation created on the continent. Check out some of her install shots below -
You can watch the full video here
Sara Plantafève-Castryck is an artist, designer, and freelance wardrobe stylist originally from Antwerp, Belgium. She graduated as a graphic and textile designer who specializes in prints and patterns. She is known for her wide spectrum of experimentations with textiles, utilizing different media.
Her most recent installation; Room with a Lined View, investigates the way patterns and colors work in a space, as well as the dimensionality of the fabric, experimenting with 2D & 3D forms. There is a lot of graphic detail in the piece and it is meant to overwhelm the audience.
When talking about the piece, she stated; "How do they affect the surroundings and how can perfect symbiosis be created between colour, pattern, and the space in which they are depicted."
For more information visit her website at http://www.saraplantefevecastryck.com/
Zim & Zou are Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, two French artists. They create installations made out of tangible materials. Paper has become their favorite material to use because of its versatility, infinite range of colors, and textures. They have worked for IBM, Le Monde, TIME, Washington Post, Hermes, and more.
Here are some pictures from some Hermès store windows they so wonderfully created!
The Fox Den
Hong Kong, 2013
Dominique Petrin is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist, currently based out of Montreal. She produces psychedelic interiors which she describes as "altered states of conscience and perception...through cognitive or visual illusions."
Visit her website: http://www.dominiquepetrin.com/
Above: Aimée Wilder booth at ICFF 2015. Wallpaper from left to right: Gameland Silver Glimmer, Star Tiger Silver Neon, Analog Nights Silver Cloud. Rug: Tulip Guatemala. Framed artwork: For details about artist and limited edition prints, please contact us at email@example.com.
Alongside the release of our Mylar collection, we introduced our first ever in-house production of fine flat weave rugs woven in India with the finest quality single-ply, hand-spun, and semi-worsted New Zealand wool yarn. They come in many pre-designed sizes and may be customized.
Above: Interior Inspiration to left, Tulip Guatemala Rug to right.
As seen in the Aimée Wilder ICFF booth, Tulip Guatemala Fine Flat Weave is bold and fun! The colors of this rug were inspired by the vivid and playful color stories found in traditional Guatemalan textiles.
Above: Tulip Peru Rug to right, Interior Inspiration to left.
Tulip Peru is another colorful rug variation in cooler hues.
Above: Interior Inspiration to left, Tulip Dune Rug to right.
Tulip Dune has a sandy, natural look which can easily be incorporated into a wide range of neutral spaces.
Feeling nautical? Try putting Tulip Belize in a seashore-inspired space. The stunning combination of cool blues and warm peaches and corals will make you feel...
Please join us at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair!
Aimée Wilder: BOOTH 2051
Saturday, May 16 – Tuesday, May 19
JACOB K. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER
655 W. 34th St. [entrance on 11th Ave.] | New York, NY 10001
We are very excited to launch our new silver Mylar wallpaper collection, including two brand new patterns at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) May 16 – 19 at the Javits Center in New York. The collection will feature several of our most popular designs printed on Mylar, and the entire booth will be wrapped in the reflective material.
Above: Star Tiger Silver Neon
The Mylar lends itself to the late sixties/early seventies factory aesthetic. With this collection, we are reimagining some of our most iconic patterns and revitalizing them with this new substrate.
Above, left to right: Star Tiger Silver Neon, Brain Candy Silver Mint, Love Molecules Silver Azzurro, Gameland Silver Glimmer, and Analog Nights Silver Cloud.
Patterns in this collection include our two newest additions: Love Molecules offers an entirely unique perspective on love with a design that features twelve molecular formulas of neurochemicals that are essential for life, love, and happiness; Mamma is our newest pattern and is a large-scale riff on our popular Baby wallpaper. A vintage geometric, Mamma has a minimalistic and mod design utilizing the simplicity of a half circle. Other classic patterns in the new collection include Analog Nights, Brain Candy, Gameland, and Star Tiger.
Above: Mamma Silver Cloud
Bella (#bellawilder on instagram), smiling with her papa, has bounced back from last Monday...
Calling all customers!
We at Aimée Wilder have been bundling up during this blustery weather. Staying in means more time to enjoy our furry friends and the delights of home. Have you been comforted by our wallpaper and other home décor? Show us how you’ve incorporated the Aimée Wilder line into your life! Please send us some creative shots of your installed wallpaper or one of our products in use. In return we will offer you 15% off your next order over $200, or an additional 5% off of your trade discount. This one-time-use code can be passed along to your friends and family! AND we are offering a chance to be featured and mentioned on our blog! To receive the discount code, please email at least 3 shots of your wallpaper installation, or 1 creative shot of your product to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Install Shots.
Here are a few examples of our favorites! Please be sure that your images are well-lit, in focus, and preferably high resolution. Also, we ask that you refrain from using any type of color altering filters before sending as this distorts the actual product colors. When possible, we recommend shooting in daylight for best image quality.
Above: Robots Blue
Above: Star Tiger Eclipse
Above: Start Tiger Sphinx
Above: Loveclouds Amour