We have had a great year this year with a lot of fun projects and collaborations!

So to share the love, we are having our first ever sale!! From now until Friday 12/13 at 11:59pm we are offering 50% off every single item in our online store! So, if you have been eyeing one of our canvas prints or one of our wallpapers by the roll, including Maison 21, Cuffhome, and Gray Malin - now is the time to buy!!

Unfortunately this does not apply to any of our custom work – only what is in the online store.

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On top of that – we have just finalized some new Gray Malin designs based on his A la Montagne series of work, just in time for winter. There are also great new color ways of the Gray Malin graphic patterns and stripes. You can see the full collection on sale here.

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Winter Trees Install

Amalfi Coast Med Jadeite and Gray

Amalfi Coast Small amethyst web

Dubai Umbrellas Jadeite web

St. Tropez Wallpaper amethyst web

Lisbon Diagonal Install Jade

South Beach Stripe Jade install

Happy Holidays!!

xoxo

The One Kings Lane sale featuring the wallpaper for Gray Malin xo BCS is now live. Grab some rolls while they are on sale!!! And snatch up some of his photography while you are there!

So last Fall I met an incredible photographer, Gray Malin, who does the most stunning beach photography. When he decided to start branching out and developing new product categories for his brand, it seemed natural to join forces to develop a wallpaper collection. The fact that we both grew up in the Dallas area is just another reason why this was meant to be.

Not only does his photography lend itself to a wallpaper application, he also had a very strong idea for creating more graphic designs inspired by the beachgoers and their umbrellas.

Gray has shot beaches on six continents and found “umbrellas to be universal and a staple of any beach scene. Their array of organic patterns, lines, shapes and colors influenced the creation of the collection.”

The debut collection is available now at www.shopblackcrow.com and will be  on One Kings Lane for a few more days!

Please go check out Gray’s website to see his stunning photography and his blog to see all the great travel adventures that bring his photography to life! You won’t be disappointed!

Without further ado, the incredible new wallpaper collection by Gray Malin.

GM-001 Lisbon Umbrellas Install

GM-001 Lisbon Umbrellas

GM-003 Dubai Beach Install

GM-002 Waves of Cape Town Install

GMP-001-01 Amalfi Coast Small Install

GMP-001-01 Amalfi Coast Small detail

GMP-001-02 Amalfi Coast Large Pattern

GMP-001-02 Amalfi Coast Large Install

GMP-004-01 St. Tropez Wallpaper Detail

GMP-004-01 St Tropez Install

GMP-005-01 Dubai Umbrellas Detail

GMP-005-01 Dubai Umbrellas Install

GMP-002-02 Lisbon Diagonal color 2 Install

GMP-002-02 Lisbon Diagonal Colorway 2 detail

GMP-002-01 Lisbon Diagonal Install

GMP-002-01 Lisbon Diagonal blue detail

GMP-003-02 Lisbon Patterned Large

GMP-003-02 Lisbon Patterned Detail

GMS-002-01 Hamptons Stripe Install

GMS-001-01 Malibu Stripe Wallpaper install

GMS-003-01 South Beach Stripe Install

GMS-004-01 Sydney Square Stripe Install

xoxo

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We were fortunate enough to work with the SUPER talented and charming Christian May over at Maison 21 for a showhouse he was doing with California Home + Design magazine. He came up with the design idea and we made the wallpaper to fit the room as a custom piece.

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Well, it turns out the tiny little bathroom and that BOLD wallpaper were quite a hit. California H+D teamed up with the infamous One Kings Lane to do a sale and we decided to rework the design just a bit and make it into a design that can be sold by the roll. It worked out great and so why stop there?? Now it is available in 5 colorways!!

The sale goes LIVE TONIGHT at 6pm PST /9pm EST and you can get the wallpaper at a discount!! There is a limited quantity of each colorway available so if you want it, snatch it up fast and let’s make this a successful sale for M21, BCS, and OKL!

M21 blue on blue 3 install view M21 Ecru and Cream install view M21 light Gray on Gray install view M21 orange on orange install view

We recently worked on a project with the talented Robert Passal. It was a very quick project for the Traditional Home Hampton Designer Showhouse which is going on right now.

Basically he wanted to do a watercolor style project and sent us a picture of flowers that had the color story he wanted to go with. I sent the info to my dear friend Karla who made some art for us to then manipulate into this gorgeous wallpaper.

We put together 20 or so layout ideas, they made a decision and off we went ready to print.

This is how it turned out. What do you think?

If you are in the NY area it is in Water Mill, NY and open until Sept. 3rd. http://www.hamptondesignershowhouse.com/

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I cannot believe it is May, and we are flying through this month. I have so many projects going on I cannot keep up. I am the bottleneck in my company running smoothly. I should seriously get written up or something, but there is no time for such things :-)

Right now I am juggling 17 design projects. That does not even count 2 BIG exciting projects, that are still being planned out or all the proposals I am working on or recently sent. Plus the website re-design and me trying to find time to create my own art just for me to push myself, which seems to never happen. Where oh where does the time go?

I could work all day everyday and never catch up. I usually have to leave it up to the universe to decide when I am not going to work and usually it does when I least expect it. Like when I was out of town, I took my laptop and my top 3 critical design projects that HAD to get finished while I was away. Photoshop on said laptop would not work, no matter what, so instead I laid by the pool for 4 days and enjoyed it. Then had to stay up all night when I got back to do my 3 critical projects, but oh well.

Now I am back to running 1000mph.

So, while I have been lost in my work and not paying attention to…anything else…a bunch of press has been piling up.

I already had a bit which you can see here, here, and older stuff here.

First up:

Mountain Living. May/June 2012. I am honored to be in a magazine that features that cute of a dog on its cover.

Next up: Luxe. One of our wallpapers was picked for the Materials section in the wallpaper issue. We also had 5 designs being considered for one of the regional covers, but unfortunately they didn’t use any of them. I know it was probably because they were SO AMAZING, your brain would explode when you saw the cover and then you wouldn’t be able to buy the magazine. The people running Luxe are pretty damn smart.

I will say that I know that they mocked them all up, I would kill to have those mock up images just to see how it looked :-)

Here are the non Black Crow Studios covers of Luxe for the Los Angeles area and the National cover.

 

You can see a 2″ section of a 15 foot wallpaper design. It is the far left on the first page and the top left on the 2nd one.

  

It is not a big picture, but I will most definitely take it and am honored to be included amongst the 16 or so designs picked. Here are a couple images of the actual design so you can see a little bit more than the magazine shows. It is one of my personal favorite wallpaper designs we have.

I did a little interview and photo shoot for Angeleno Interiors.

It came out and then I found out it was also in Riviera Interiors. That would be the Orange County version of the mag. So that was kind of cool. A nice little write up and the wallpaper looks pretty sick in the photo. I think it turned out really well and so if you can get your hands on a copy you should!

  

Lastly, BCS was featured in D Home magazine. It is a Dallas based magazine and they were interested in putting our stuff in the mag and then saw that I grew up in Dallas, so it was meant to be.

I told you it had been piling up! I have to get all of this added to my new website and on Facebook now, but at least you all know it is out there.

It has been crazy to get all this magazine attention, especially since I don’t work with a PR person and I didn’t initiate contact with any of the magazines. They were contacting me. Thank goodness because I have been way too busy to even think about getting press, let alone making it happen.

Cheers to all the magazines! I am truly honored to grace your pages. xoxo

 

We recently got to work with a great Interior Design firm – Curated. for the debut of LivingHome’s new C6 prefabricated home here in Long Beach, CA. It was set up for the TED talks that were taking place. Anyway, I have known Delta over at Curated. for a few years now (even before I had a company and just had an idea percolating in my mind) so it was great to actually do a project together. They provided the artwork and we set it up and laid it out properly and then printed on our favorite material, the self adhesive and REMOVABLE wallpaper. It prints beautifully and looks fantastic installed. You can see a full recap of the house over here at Inhabitat and you should check it out because the house is so cool. I have a few pics to share with you below. Image

Photo by: Izumi Tanaka Interior Design: Curated.

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Photo by: Stephanie Kleinman Interior Design: Curated.

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Photo by: Stephanie Kleinman Interior Design: Curated.

Hopefully there will be many more projects in the future with the talented team at Curated.

xoxo