Saturday, August 25, 2007

Florence Broadhurst

In the weekend supplement to my paper I found this intriguing feature article about the eccentric designer Florence Broadhurst. I had seen a lot of her lovely wallpapers before, but I never knew her story. Apparently there's controversy regarding whether she actually did design the patterns herself and then there's her murder... "Florence Broadhurst Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives" by Helen O'Neill is said to be a captivating read. Plus it's also won design awards. I will place my book order with Amazon today!

For more of her patterns and fantastic patterned products (oh, the bags.. and the bedlinen!) see Signatureprints.


lookwhaticando said...

Amazing...I will be buying this asap. xoxo Thanks

Francesca said...

i love florence broadhurst too.

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

Thank you for the comment about my mistranslation of "You Are My Favorite Person" in postcard form. I actually used all the misprints as scrap + have reprinted the entire lot with the help of a nice ladt in Oslo. The new ones will be available in my Etsy shop on Sun Sept. 2nd, but unfortunately I have no more of the misprints.