The darker side of Disney

October 26, 2011

Mirror, mirror, on the wall: What’s the strangest Halloween-themed wallpaper of all…?

The mirror smiled and replied: “Once upon a time, shades-wearing ex-Biba designer Barbara Hulanicki was sitting in her castle when she had a wonderful idea. ‘I’ll create some creepy DISNEY VILLAINS flocked wallpaper for Graham and Brown, featuring dastardly baddies from the Walt Disney version of Sleeping Beauty such as Maleficent the witch and her evil feathered sidekick, Diablo,’ she cackled to herself.

‘But, Barbara, how can we give our children nightmares?’ asked the customers. ‘Look no further,’ she replied. ‘My new designs are gothic, dark, sinister and feature upside-down crows. What more do you people want?’

The customers were happy and rejoiced. The Disney Villains wallpapers were £85 per roll from Graham and Brown. And they all lived happily ever after.”

The End. – Ellie

‘Posh’ paint

January 27, 2010

Check out this new range of fabulous paint colours from Laurence Llewelyn Bowen at Graham and Brown, soon to be stocked by B&Q. We’ve talked on here before about how much fun it must be to name paint colours…and it looks as though Laurence has had a ball! Touchy Tealey anybody? Exceedingly Kipling Pink? Plummy Accent? These made me chuckle…

Old School Crockery is a great name for a paint – my grandparents used to have 1950s utilitarian tableware in EXACTLY that shade of pistachio green. And Clooney is perfect for a sexy shade of grey. SIGH! – Ellie