The Goods: Wallpaper
These wallpapers, inspired by whimsical architecture and the romantic aesthetics of ancient Rome, add wonder and creativity to indoor spaces.
Fantasticheria | Fine & Dandy Co.
Fine & Dandy Co., a Toronto-based, female founded custom wallpaper brand, has released a new collection created in collaboration with New York City-based artist, Hazel Lee Santino.
The collection, called Fantasticheria, which means to get lost in daydreams, combines whimsy, nature and neoclassical motifs, and incorporates decorative elements from the mythological aesthetics of ancient Rome.
Each design, hand-painted by Santino, features vines, Romanesque columns and heads, birds, bugs, and more. The designs were each printed on Fine & Dandy Co.’s new texture-rich Fresco substrate, which simulates the look of plaster or stucco.
According to Find & Dandy Co., the collection aims to “emulate the romance of a grandiose and gracefully-aged Italian villa” in the home.
Flow by Inkiostro Bianco | LATOxLATO
LATOxLATO, an Italian project founded by architect duo Virginia Valentini and Francesco Breganze de Capnist, has collaborated for the first time with Inkiostro Bianco, an Italian brand that specializes in decorative coverings that combine art, architecture, and design to create a series of metaphysical wallpapers.
These wallpapers are an original interpretation and contribution to Inkiostro Bianco’s Flow line and are characterized by fluidity and the rhythm of shapes and colours to “break boundaries and rigidity that often compress us in today’s life.”
The common theme of the four designs created by the studio within the Flow line is “the reflection on the relationship between interior and exterior in architecture.”
As with every LATOxLATO project, colours are designed for cross-use of the wallpapers in domestic and contract spaces. Refined cool and warm tones create chiaroscuro effects and each design is available in different colour variants.
“LATOxLATO’s contribution to the Flow line is very interesting due to the originality of the designs and the striking effect of the urban and metaphysical-inspired graphics. In our work, we always aim to evoke emotions. Flow was created to provide backgrounds that allow each individual to express their own way of being, and the collaboration with LATOxLATO has enriched the line with exciting and sophisticated beauty,” said Lorenzo Bragato, commercial director and co-owner of Inkiostro Bianco.