ISSUE 36  |  Best in Kitchen

Shopper’s Diary: Ryantown in London

September 08, 2011 8:36 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Located on trendy Columbia Road in London, Ryantown offers a glimpse into the whimsical world of UK artist Rob Ryan. In his work, Ryan creates beautifully intricate images paired with sentimental, grave, honest, and often humorous words. Ryan is best known for his poignant paper cut designs and screen prints, which are transferred to fabrics, ceramic tiles, wallpaper, and even tape. For more information, go to Ryantown.

Above: The entrance to the world of Rob Ryan on Columbia Road.

Above: Ryan's new Our Adventure Is About to Begin wallpaper line (shown above in Afternoon Green and Sky Blue) is a collaboration with Mini Modern, a company specializing in interiors products by London-based designers; contact Ryantown for international availability and prices.

Above: My Home Screenprint in edition of 100 (51 cm by 68.5 cm); $470.

Above: Rob Ryan's 7-foot-high birch plywood Height Ruler for SCP with a colorful screenprinted motif is available in imperial or metric versions; £115 at SCP.

Above: Ryan's ceramic tiles are available directly from Ryantown; contact the store for international availability and prices.

Above: Every available surface is an opportunity for a Rob Ryan original.