Wallpaper* Magazine: New Global Design Destination House of Wang Opens in Beijing

Set within Beijing’s ancient Baofang Hutong, House of Wang is a new retail concept offering the best international design in a historical setting.

Initially launched as a digital platform soon followed by a physical store, House of Wang follows the unprecedented growth of the luxury design market in China. With the aim of bringing together a diverse range of creative influences, founders Ruby Ren and Eric Wang focused on selecting the best contemporary brands and designers ranging from Apparatus and 1882 Ltd to Nada Debs and Calico Wallpaper…

Calico Wallpaper’s Woodlands Fields Moors Collection in the colorway Woodlands is featured as an accent wall and shown in the imagery above.

DesignMilk: 2020 Year in Review: Designer Desktops

If you’re like most people, you stare at your computer or tech devices more hours than not throughout the day, so why not make it something cool to see? Each month we enlist artists, designers, and companies to create cool desktop wallpapers with beautiful patterns and quotes that you can download for free to use on desktops and mobile devices… January 2020 by Calico Wallpaper in collaboration with artist and sculptor Fernando Mastrangelo featuring a quote by Georgia O’Keefe

Calico Wallpaper’s collaboration with Fernando Mastrangelo – the Escape Collection – in the colorway Muir was featured with a Georgia O’Keefe quote as a desktop background for Design Milk this year.

TimeOut.com: Meet Chifa, L.A.’s dreamy family-run restaurant from the cofounder of Opening Ceremony

Chifa’s been open less than one week but its collabs are already extending beyond the Nünchi dessert. Humberto can’t reveal too much about future collabs, but the custom striped wallpaper – made with Calico Wallpaper – will be available for sale sometime this month, and in seven new colorways in January.

The Heartwood Collection in a custom colorway, shown above installed in Chifa.

LA Times: Chifa Chinese and Peruvian Restaurant: Come for the food, feast on the look

The embrace of color, which won’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with Humberto’s work in the fashion space, comes from a Cantonese phrase his mother would use when he was growing up. “It translates as ‘Wear this color, it will steal people’s eyes,'” he said. “I’ve always kept that in mind, and I think it’s why a lot of my work is about color.”

And the 500-square-foot, 48-seat dining room of Chifa is overflowing with eye-stealing color…A mint-colored terrazzo floor is inlaid with eight Valentine-worthy pink hearts and the walls are papered in a green and black pattern that’s part zebra stripe and part wood grain.

“It’s called Heartwood,” Humberto said of the wallpaper pattern. “It’s a collaboration with Caclico Wallpaper, and people can actually buy it.”

The Heartwood Collection, made in collaboration with Humberto Leon, is shown above installed wrapped around Chifa in a custom colorway.