Fabricland, inspired carpet and wallpaper options
In our December 2018/ January 2019 issue’s feature, “The Finishing Touch,” one of the quirkier items that long-time contributor Jay Somerset included was a carpet modelled on that found in the fictitious Overlook Hotel from the movie, The Shining. (Somerset actually used the carpet in his own basement. No word yet if it’s haunted.)
Shortly after that issue went to press, we stumbled across a couple more funky finds that might be suitable for clients that are looking for something a little bit different.
First up are these (pleasantly) spooky custom printed fabric and wallpaper designs based on patterns from the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, available at Spoonflower.com.
For something a little less haunting and a little more mind-bending, consider these wallpaper prints based on the work of artist M.C. Escher, who is best known for his mesmerizing repetitive patterns and images like two hands drawing each other. Visit JannellieVolpi.it to see the complete collection.
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First off, this BBC Two series now airing on Netflix is definitely NSFW
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White Gold is golden
First off, this BBC Two series now airing on Netflix is definitely NSFW (not safe for work), but if you're looking for a funny, raunchy, industry related show to binge watch, White Gold
could be for you.
Set in a small English town east of London in the mid-1980s, the white gold in the title refers to the framing material for vinyl windows, and the plot revolves around the shady – and sometimes revolting – dealings of a group of salesman who will do just about anything to close a deal.
Be warned, there's lots of sex, drugs, and 80s rock-and-roll, but if you're okay with that, there's plenty of British wit and laugh-out-loud scenes. There are two seasons of six episodes each currently airing on Netflix.
Looking for something a little less raunchy – but still profanity-laced – that also takes a comical look at the sleazy side of home renovation salespeople? Then consider Tin Men.
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