[Voysey gift wrap via the V & A. Description follows below.]
[Just one of the Museum's many fabulous books.]
A quick update for our London friends: Only a few days remain to take advantage of Vogue UK's Online Fashion Week discounts in the V & A gift shop. Click here to learn all about the event.
Also, a word about the Voysey gift wrap shown at top. The Bird and Holly tag/wrap set is an adaptation of a late 19th-century design by C.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941). An influential architect, Voysey began designing -- drawing patterns for woven and printed textiles, wallpaper, and rugs -- around age 30. The V & A says his designs are often characterized by flowing repetitive patterns with pastel-colored birds, animals, flowers and trees in silhouette.
[Voysey Birds and Mistletoe holiday cards.]
Remember the V & A's linen tape from my mid-November post? Recently I caught up with a certain chic editor who'd been in London, shopping at the Museum. He gives the greige his personal seal of approval.
Related past post: The Gift of Beauty.