A revival artist brings old prints of whales and other wild things back to life.
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Whatever his medium, Paul is “always trying to take things that are antique and make them look modern,” he says. The spring collection of his ubiquitous line of home accessories emblazoned with nautical motifs includes his first-ever embroidery work.
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For his new collection of graphic pillows, Paul transported himself to the glamour and glitz of 1960s Italy. The retro illustrations, saturated hues, and vintage seaside themes, like the lobster print here, speak to the artsy insurgence along Amalfi's celeb-studded coast during this time.
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It's a Draw
Inspired by scrimshaw--engravings in bone or ivory done by 16th century whalers and sailors—Paul's intricately designed depictions of seafaring scenes (like the anchors, whales, or a ship in a bottle here) on these frayed-edged napkins are sure to start a conversation at the dinner table.
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All in the Details
Paul's whimsical interpretations of sea creatures are showcased in his signature trio of hand screened bath towels. From the subtle texture of the fish fins to the contoured ridges of the seahorse, each illustration exemplifies the attention to detail for which Paul is known.
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As Paul (and any true beach lover) knows, good design is just as important outdoors as it is in--and the key to big style for less is in the accessories. His Outdoor Seahorses Pillow will quickly punch up a patio without going overboard.