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Funky, fresh Flavor Paper
New Orleans-based (relocating soon to Brooklyn) Flavor Paper makes eco-friendly wallpaper that's just slightly colorful.
Thu, May 14, 2009 at 09:40 AM
As you can very well see from the photos below, Flavor Paper
wallpaper is drab, dull and devoid of any kind of color. You might as you leave the walls white.
In reality, when I mentioned “eye candy” in an earlier post about the BKLYN DESIGNS
, I was specifically referring to the new work
of New Orleans-based (but relocating very soon
to Cobble Hill, Brooklyn) wallcoverings firm, Flavor Paper. The company makes handscreened wallpaper
that mesmerizes and delights. It might be too much
for some — it’s popular with hoteliers, magazine editors, rock stars and nightclub owners — but I adore it … and I don’t even particularly like wallcoverings. Quite simply, it pops
So what’s so eco about Flavor Paper? The company uses old school printing methods, meaning no mass production with energy-guzzling machines and excessive waste; it’s made right here in the U S of A. Most importantly, unlike many mass-produced wallpapers, Flavor Paper wallpaper is printed with water-based inks. Water-based inks aren't composted of petroleum-based solvents and don't pollute the air or water systems during the production process.
Flavor paper is available at select showrooms
across the country and at websites like 2Modern
. Samples are available
(eight for $10) directly through Flavor Paper.
Without further ado, here are my favorite “flavors” from each FP collection: Floral, Funky, Geometric, and Traditional (they also do custom). Would you add a bit of this flavor to your home?
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