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Wallcoverings from Jupiter 10

Instagram, ever a reliable source of product inspiration, brought Jupiter 10 to our attention this morning.

Jupiter 10 is London-based design studio specialising in wonderfully bold Modernist wallcoverings.

You can find their designs here.

Eleanor Pritchard

Do point your cursor towards the wonderful designs — woven into woollen blankets and cushions — produced by Eleanor Pritchard, particularly if you are drawn to mid-century style. Three of our favourites are below.

Eleanor Pritchard blanket design

Eleanor Pritchard blanket design

Eleanor Pritchard blanket design



Cole & Son

The venerable English firm Cole & Son, established in 1875, continue to produce wallpapers which please the discerning eye.

A hat tip is due to Anouska Tamony for reminding us of their beautiful designs; these examples are all from the Contemporary Restyled range.

Cole and Son wallpaper

Cole and Son wallpaper

Cole and Son wallpaper

Timorous Beasties Fabric

Timorous Beasties caught our eye this morning with their wonderful and typically richly detailed Topical Tropical fabric, shown below.

London-based painters and decorators, designers and homeowners can pay a visit to the TB shop on Amwell Street; the mothership is in the west end of Glasgow — details for both are here.



Sitting room in All White and Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball

We delivered a bright finish with clean lines in this Edwardian sitting room in south London, with the walls in All White, and the fireplace in Cornforth White (both by Farrow & Ball).

The bespoke alcove unit was made by Cunningham Furniture.

Sitting room in Herne Hill

Crittall Windows

We first encountered Crittall Windows when working on a flat in Astral House in Westminster, a classic expression of the Art Deco style (not far from the much-loved, and much-filmed, Regency Cafe).


Crittall windows are steel framed and are distinguished, in contrast to typical sash windows, by their repeating patterns of glazing bars and smaller panes.

The company, named for its founder Francis Berrington Crittall, is still going strong, long after its founding in Essex in 1889.

Oak drawer front detailing

We worked alongside our friends from Made by Jason on the fit-out of the Myla and Davis salon in East Dulwich in 2013.

During a recent return visit my eye was drawn once more to this wonderful bit of detailing: oak drawer fronts and their surrounds formed from the same piece of timber, resulting in the continuation of the grain from one section to the other.

Made by Jason oak drawer fronts


Perhaps your eye has once or twice been drawn to the incredibly thin and beautifully elegant pointing on a handsome Georgian building in London?

The technique which yields this appearance — bearing the wonderful name of tuckpointing — is an illusion…

 Tuckpointing is a way of using two contrasting colours of mortar in the mortar joints of brickwork, one colour matching the bricks themselves, to give an artificial impression that very fine joints have been made.

You can see the contrast between the more common weather struck pointing on the left, and tuckpointing on the right, here:


And here is an image which illustrates the care and skill involved in the deception…

Tuckpointing brickwork

Should you wish to add another brick to the foundations of your pub quiz knowledge, 10 Downing Street features tuckpointing…

Brixton garden office

Images reach Trim HQ of our friend Archie’s garden office — with lovely cedar cladding — recently completed for a client in Brixton…

Archie is also

A bespoke garden office with cedar cladding in Brixton

A bespoke garden office with cedar cladding in Brixton

Smith & Rodger woodfinishes

Smith & Rodger is a venerable Glasgow company, established in 1877, which manufactures French polishes, lacquers, stains and varnishes.

When I sanded the floorboards in my tenement flat on the southside of Glasgow in 2001, my Dad strongly recommended a product from Smith & Rodger, Aquacoat Xtra. It was indeed a superb product: hardwearing, and yielding a beautiful finish.

A fine short film about the company was released recently, produced by Make Works — their site has details of many independent businesses, from leatherworkers in Shetland to a laser and CNC studio in Glasgow.

Smith and Rodger from Make Works on Vimeo.