Soviet Innerness: wallpaper journeys behind the Iron Curtain

Monday, 24 October, 2016

USSR era wallpaper

Do you remember Brezhnev? The iron curtain? The Soviet Union? The wallpaper? Yes, I kid you not, do you recall the wallpaper design of the Soviet era?

In case you’ve forgotten, or didn’t know what is was like in the first place, then Soviet Innerness, a collection of wallpaper designs, is for you. Brought to you by Elena, and Alessandro Calvaresi, curators of wallpaper design from the Eastern Bloc.

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Light emitting wallpaper that is also environmentally friendly

Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Amazing, wallpaper that is not only decorative but can also light a room as well.

The wallpaper’s light-emitting ability is based on the technology of organic light-emitting diaodes (OLED). These consist of organic molecules which glow when an electric current is passed through them. When coated onto a thin film, these may be used to cover walls to create a light-emitting wallpaper that can replace traditional light bulbs. OLEDs produce a more natural-looking glow than other forms of lighting.

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Spamghetto: turning spam into wallpaper

Tuesday, 5 May, 2009

Brilliant! Wallpaper designs that incorporate the subject lines from spam email messages… finally spam becomes useful.

A quick glance at the spam mailbox always provides fresh inspiration: bizarre subjects guides us in the quest for the definitive answer to fundamental humans’ problems. But the crisis is striking and we must recycle. So, instead of sweeping spam under the carpet, we decided save some junk-mail in order to turn it into a wallpaper for your house before it’s too late: someday a brilliant scientist will find the definitive solution to eradicate from the web the bittersweet pleasure of spam.

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Wallpaper 2.0

Monday, 10 November, 2008

Following on from the updated chandeliers, WebUrbanist presents a selection of throughly modern, and even interactive, wallpapers.

Wallpaper (at-home, not on-screen) isn’t what it used to be, but we bet you never thought it could look THIS good! New ideas and revolutionary techniques have allowed artists and designers to bring two-dimensional surfaces to life.

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