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Timorous Beasties founders Ali McAuley and Paul Simmons have some pretty high-brow ambitions for their designs. ‘They are devoted to how…a universal connection between art, nature and society…impacts as pattern design in our daily experience of furnished spaces.’
Yes I’m sure. But I like them best when they surprise a laugh.
Like when they subvert the pastoral-themed Toile de Jouy, with its scenes of picnics by lakes and flowers, to the depictions of stoller-pushing teenage mums and vagrants in a Scottish park in their Glasgow Toile.
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If your taste runs to something less gritty they also produce exquisitely coloured, intricate and traditional designs such as this Bloomsbury Garden wallpaper at £300 a roll.
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Not cheap but what can you expect from the boys whose designs can be seen at Claridges, Kate Bush concerts and on Royal Bank of Scotland banknotes. Oh, and on your walls.