Unto This Last: retro furniture!

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You don’t have to be a fervent follower of fashion to know that what left the trend stakes a while ago, will surely come back.  Here at bloompapers we love seeing tastes from long ago coming back into fashion, particularly when it’s small scale and not massed produced.  We’ve discovered a small company in East ...

Quirky new inventions

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One of the main hurdles between creating a new product to getting it on sale and available to millions of people is, in our opinion, your audience.  Who is willing to take the time to try, test and give feedback on a product or design which you have spent months, even years, developing?  Any budding ...

Some very unlickable news…

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It’s a sad day in the bloompapers.com office.  Peter Ostrum, the actor who played Charlie Bucket in the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film, has revealed that the ‘Lickable Wallpaper’ featured in the classic children’s film did, in fact, taste of wallpaper.  It comes as a crushing blow not only to the 30-something generation ...