This incredible wallpaper is the new print from Mini Moderns. Called Whitby, it is the second print in their Day-Tripper collection, which celebrates aspects of British hobbies, culture and past times.
Whitby, which launches tomorrow and will be available to buy in 3 weeks, takes inspiration from the childhood holidays of Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire, the London based designers behind the Mini Moderns range. Both of whom spent all of their childhood holidays in the North Yorkshire coastal towns of Whitby and Filey.
When Keith and Mark released the first print in their Day-Tripper collection, Festival, I was convinced that it was my all time favourite of their designs. Until I saw Whitby. Which has had a similar affect on me as Angie's work.
The combination of the colours and the lino-cut style transports me back to my own childhood holidays. All of which were also spent at the coast, albeit at the opposite end of the country. And of course, now that I live in Yorkshire, Bella and Lily's own seaside memories are all of Filey.
My other favourite Mini Modern print, Festival, has a very different feel to Whitby, with it's focus on a 1950's industrial Britain and it's tribute to the 1951 Festival Of Britain.
Reminiscent of textile designer Lucienne Day, Festival really captures the feel of the new wave of designers that came out of Britain during the stark years that followed WW2.
With it's hand drawn look and it's industrial imagery, the print also transports me back to my childhood holidays, staying at my grandparents house along the road from Dungeness. It evokes memories of sitting studying my Great Grandfather's books and of all the wonderful 50's and 60's ceramics that my Nana collected. But it's only while writing this that I realise that it's actually the fact that it reminds me so much of the Dungeness power station that really takes me back.
Their new Festival cushions will soon be available, and I've got my name on that one right there. Along with a Whitby cushion (I'm hoping they're going to release one!) and a roll of the turquoise Whitby wallpaper, which is about to be the starting point for our bathroom redo.
You can find out more about the Mini Moderns range right here.
Photo credit: Josh Love at Love Vintage Furniture