Walls, Windows & Floors: Timorous Beasties in Glasgow by

Issue 48 · Swiss Alps · December 1, 2009

Walls, Windows & Floors: Timorous Beasties in Glasgow

Issue 48 · Swiss Alps · December 1, 2009

Scottish design duo Timorous Beasties, which takes its name from the Robert Burns' poem "To a Mouse," was among the first to put a subversive spin on French Toile de Jouy, replacing traditional pastoral scenes with modern-day, slightly menacing imagery (as in their Devil Damask flock wallpaper). They produce fabrics, rugs, wallpapers, lampshades, and window shades, and have showrooms in London and Glasgow. To locate a dealer, go to Timorous Beasties.

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Above R: Hand-printed London Toile cushion. Above R: Iguana cushion.

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Above: Thistle rug in black and cream.

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Above: Toile London wallpaper, available through Walnut Wallpaper.



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