make your own wallpaper…
Posted in design, DIY, holland, nature October 31st, 2012 by pia

Each year my good friend Leslie (aka Swarm) visits the Design Academy Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week, and while she’s there she takes photos of some of her favourite creations/ideas/designs on display and emails them to me. This one came through my inbox the other day with just these words “Make your own wallpaper from wildflowers and a hammer”.

Love. It.

Created by design student Elena Pereira, her idea stems from the notion that flowers are used to express emotion as well as the strive for perfection:

“Life withers, nothing ever stays the same, why then should we cultivate perfection? The living space is a reflection of the daily struggle with life’s demands.”

Here is a little film of her making the wallpaper, and you can visit Elena’s website to see more of her work.


Photo courtesy of Leslie Oschmann

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  1. Hello Sandwich says

    So beautiful! I wish I could make flower wallpaper with you one day Pia!

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  2. pia says

    how much fun would that be?! X

    October 31st, 2012 | #

  3. Deborah says

    What a great idea, I wonder weather it would work with autumn leaves Pia ?? I will have a go and see :0)

    October 31st, 2012 | #

  4. Carla Coulson says

    Gorgeous concept and cut video! A very big job with a hammer!! Carla x

    November 1st, 2012 | #

  5. Steph Bond-Hutkin says

    Just so beautiful and inspiring and fresh. Beauty in the decay 🙂

    November 3rd, 2012 | #

  6. Marieke says

    Erg leuk,ik zit op dit moment in marokko en kwam via Molly makes
    Op je blog,erg leuk ik laat me ook altijd local inspireren
    Kom uit Amsterdam en zag je boeken,succes met je verderers werk!
    Grt marieke

    November 3rd, 2012 | #

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    November 10th, 2012 | #

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  9. Jess Hay Flugvel says

    I am so happy to have come across your site. I am a young Australian Photographer currently travelling the world. In Greece and on my way to Amsterdam, seeing your photographs has been so inspiring. You have so much talent, what a beautiful lady. x

    November 26th, 2012 | #

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