Flat Vernacular

February 1st, 2011

I’m totally in love with Flat Vernacular, a collaboration between Brooklyn based artists Payton Cosell Turner and Brian Kaspr. The wallpaper above called “Too much stuff”could even be used as an irl version of Little Things for ipad, which particularly pleases me.

I originally discovered Flat Vernacular via Payton’s personal work, where I fell for her custom sticker “wallpapers”. Major why didn’t I think of THAT moment, right there. So clever and fun! I mean, everyone loves stickers right? When I was 9ish our whole school was sticker crazy, so I’m sure I’m not the only one who has fond memories of sticker collecting (and all the arbitrary rules for why some stickers were more desirable, like if they had coloured backs or were fuzzy or holographic naturally).

Anyway, Flat Vernacular officially launches in may, but they’re selling an excellent selection of wallpapers  and custom sticker pieces on their site already.

All images from Flat Vernacular, apart from the last from Payton.



  1. Mae Lu says:

    I think this is quite possibly the cutest wall paper I’ve ever seen. I like the incongruous elements of each design. If I have a kid, I wouldn’t mind wallpapering his/her room in this.

    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.


  2. Rae says:

    I ADORE this!!! Wow!! So fantastic and original. I would love to buy some…my house needs MAJOR redecorating and Ms. Turner’s wallpaper is just the touch it needs!


  3. Gabija says:

    Oh wow looks amazing!


  4. Jay Harun says:

    the coolest wallpaper i’ve ever seen!


  5. sami says:

    omg the wall stickers remind me of willy wonka!



  6. Biaa says:

    This is sooo cool! Such a neat and uncommon idea :)


  7. wow…amazing work. i love it as wallpaper! i used to love my family’s patterned wallpapers because i would notice different things every time i saw it…this would keep kids and grandkids interested every visit, ha.


  8. Kate says:

    Wow! That wallpaper is incredible.


  9. Vanessa says:

    Amazing. I love the use of small familiar objects to make kaleidoscope-esque patterns.


  10. Julie says:

    yes! i’ve seen the sticker art awhile back – so awesome! thanks for sharing

    cheers! julie


  11. jennifer says:

    my eyes grew wide at the beauty of this post!!!!


  12. Camila F. says:

    Adorable! That wallpapaer is heaven!


  13. Jennifer says:

    This wallpaper is so cute, I love how its a modern twist on an old style – from a distance it looks like every other wallpaper but close up you realise it much specialer.


  14. these are beautiful! xo joanna


  15. daria says:

    wow, these are fabulous. at first I though they were desktop wallpapers :) cause they would do a great job as just that ;))


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  17. Sandra Engen says:

    Wow! I would never have problems getting to sleep in a horrible boring way, if I had that “Too much stuff” wallpaper besides my bed…!
    Keep up the good work with your blog.
    /Sandra aka. The Wild Pony ;)


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  19. cait says:

    what wonderful patterns!


  20. Mary says:

    Cool wallpaper. And I loved stickers! Actually, I’m not gonna lie, I still do. I have to resist the urge majorly every time I get around anything cute, sparkly, and stickable:)


  21. Love the cute little drawings on the wallpaper….


  22. i think im a little bit in love with your blog


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