Noah Scalin Skull Wallpaper Featured on BoingBoing

Scalin Skullpaper

(Bill Gurstelle is guest blogging here on Boing Boing. He is the author of several books including Backyard Ballistics, and the recently published Absinthe and Flamethrowers. Twitter: @wmgurst)BoingBoing readers may already be familiar with artist Noah Scalin Skull-A-Day project from a previous post. I met Noah at the 2009 GEL conference in New York City and was immediately struck by his ability to so creatively render an idea in so many different media (vegetables, shoelaces, bed sheets, concrete construction barriers, and so on.)

In early July (July 3 to August 22 to be precise), a solo art show of his work in opens in Richmond, VA. It’s at the Quirk Gallery, 311 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA. He’ll be displaying his newly available Skull-a-Day wallpaper as well.

ORNAMENTALwallpaper2.jpg It took me a while to see the skull in the wallpaper, but yup, there it is.

Madison and Grow Eco-Friendly Wallpapers

We met Madison and Grow at the ICFF show last May.  We sere delighted to be contacted by them recently.  They will be featured on the upcoming issue of Metropolitan Home.

Allow us to showcase Madison & Grow’s Bio: Madison & Grow LLC launched in 2008 with a warm welcome from the design industry. Formed as all good things do, over a fine dinner and a fabulous bottle of wine. Teresa Grow and Erin Yasgar, both originally from Connecticut, found themselves in the same LA living room. Each had traveled the globe and that evening they discovered a shared passion for art, food, music and most importantly, design. It was only a matter of time before their collaboration began in earnest.

All Madison & Grow papers are crafted with the utmost care and are eco-friendly. The designs are hand-drawn before being scanned in for pre-press production. Screens are created and each roll is hand silkscreened using water based ink. The papers are clay coated for extra durability and can be wiped clean with a damp sponge. Our manufacturing process emits no VOC’s whatsoever.
With an aesthetic that combines Dorothy Draper, Lilly Pulitzer, David Hicks and Dwell, Madison & Grow’s designs are traditionally contemporary. They are as comfortable in a mahogany dining room as they are against a blonde mid-century dresser. They are as at home in a residential setting as they would be inside a hospitality or commercial space.
Teresa Grow, the principal designer and co-founder, finds inspiration in nature. Her patterns are botanical yet geometric, and her fine art training, at SVA, is the “secret ingredient” to Madison & Grow’s hand-drawn prints. Her experience color consulting for architectural firms also brings a trained eye for color that is evident in the patterns. Madison & Grow offers custom color options on all patterns to prospective clients.
Erin Yasgar, co-founder and the business behind the beauty that Teresa creates finds her inspiration in Teresa’s designs. After spending many years marketing a different form of artistic expression, music, she was excited about the opportunity to turn a personal passion for design into the chance to translate Teresa’s vision into what is now Madison & Grow.