Viewing the art installations scattered through Marcus Garvey Park’s Flux art fair in Harlem, we were struck by an ugly brick wall covered with vivid flower patterns, overlaid with portraits of women of color.
Tiffany Smith’s vinyl banners transformed the lowly space.
Outdoor wallpaper! Why hasn’t anyone thought of that…or have they? Why just bricks? Why not FLOWERS?
We envisioned all the homely walls that could be transformed with the right materials: visually beautiful, super weather resistant.
When we got home, we searched and found that someone had already thought of our brilliant idea: Wall&Deco’s OUT System.
Patterned sheets can be applied on wall surfaces made of cement, thermal coat or with paint.
They have a 10 year warranty! as good as a decent paint job.
We haven’t seen them in person, but the pictures sure look swell, and offer loads of possibilities…
…and questions (Do they allow the house to breath, is it expensive, does it REALLY look good???)
Baring these high-end, seriously committed wallpapers, we’re wondering if vinyl or canvas murals meant for indoor use might make temporary wall coverings in a temperate season. And then again, there’s always PAINT.
Keith Haring was durably transforming concrete walls decades ago…