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TIMOROUS BEASTIES DESIGNERS ALISTAIR MCAULEY AND PAUL SIMMONS







It was a Glasgow Toile wallpaper that put Timorous Beasties on the world map in 2004. But the Scottish-based design studio by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons had been going for 14 years by then. “We remember years ago when we went to Vogue to meet with the late Isabella Blow, who loved the work, and at that point we thought we had made it - how wrong we were: that was in 1996!” they say. But...

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DESIGNER OTTOLINE DE VRIES









Ottoline de Vries almost fell off her chair when a renowned Dutch interior design magazine called her to request an in-depth interview after she launched a few wallpaper designs online. Not long afterwards the London-based designer was asked to design a wallpaper for the refurbishment of the Willet Holthuysen Museum, Amsterdam. The signs were indicating that she had made the right choice to leave...

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DESIGNER EMELIA SIMCOX



































Six months after leaving school, Emelia Simcox decided to defer her theatre design course at NIDA and follow her interest in scenic art at Opera Australia. Her talent took her to London and the Drury Lane paint frames in the West End. While there she lived in a small flat in Brixton, known for its Caribbean community. “It was exotic and edgy back then, a very formative time for me,” she says. “I...

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DESIGNER KARINA PIRES








“For me a career is a commitment to yourself and what you love,” says Karina Pires. Choosing the path of design has given her the freedom to create and experiment in different areas such as textiles, wallpaper, weaving and painting, she says. Many of Karina’s projects are created under her Sydney-based studio House of Six, which references her childhood in Brazil where she grew up amongst six...

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