Eye On Design: Brooklyn Toile Pattern Wallpaper

brooklyn toile wallpaper photo by gail worley
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Mike Diamond (Mike D of the Beastie Boys) wanted a Brooklyn-inspired toile wallpaper for the walls of his Cobble Hill brownstone. In 2012, he worked with designers Vincent J. Ficarra and Adela Qersaqi at Revolver New York, and John Sherman of local manufacturer Flavor Paper to produce a design that pays tribute to Brooklyn in a manner that looks, from a distance, like a traditional eighteenth centre French toile — a printed textile with small scenes that make up an overall pattern.

coney island photo by gail worley

Brooklyn Toile, Details

hasidic jew on wallpaper photo by gail worley

Brooklyn Toile captures the vitality and cultural essence of the borough of King’s County: Coney Island, Hasidic Jews, and the Notorious B.I.G., as well as subways, pigeons, stroller moms, and lovers under the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Photographed from an Installation (4th floor) in the Brooklyn Museum.

brooklyn subway car photo by gail worley

couples and brooklyn bridge photo by gail worley

borough hall subway entrance photo by gail worley

brooklyn toile wallpaper photo by gail worley

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