Walls Have Eyes
Walls Have Eyes wallpaper, from Edinburgh-based designer George Douglas, is £89 for a 10-metre roll, from Feathr.
The beautiful blue eyes of a pedigree cat sit in a feathered kaleidoscope on this wallpaper by new young British designer Alexander Meli, at London-based Designer Wallpapers. Peeping Feathers, from The Untold Story collection, costs £79 for a 10m roll.
My eyes are on you
Fix your gaze anywhere you want with these versatile wall stickers. They come in six sizes, priced from £8 to £38. Available from notonthehighstreet.com
Surely the most minimal eyes ever — but this Eye chair, designed in 2007 by Danish duo Johannes Foersom and Peter Hiort-Lorenzen, has become a modern classic. Upholstered in wool, it has matt-chrome steel legs and costs £738 from Nest.
Graffiti artists and cartoonists love to play around with eye motifs. This Frooty Tooty cushion is from a range by Jon Burgerman at Kirkby Design. Cotton with a feather pad, it’s 50cm square and costs £65.
This bold cushion, from the Vintage Collection at Surface View, £60, is 50cm square, with a similar design available as a 120cm square wall sticker for £140.
George Nelson was famous in America in the Fifties and Sixties for his light-hearted take on everyday life, and his designs for Vitra in particular have become classics. The Eye wall clock is in lacquered walnut and brass, with a good-quality quartz movement. It costs £284 from Nest.
The Small Print company puts eyes on phone cases, £9.99, or on handmade ceramic coffee mugs like this one, £8.99. From Etsy.
Milanese artist Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) was the maestro of eye-based design, always using the face of soprano Lina Cavalieri, whose image he found in an old magazine. Today, Piero’s son Barnaba Fornasetti continues the legacy. The Milk Concept Boutique in Shoreditch is first port of call for London Fornasetti fans. The Occhio stool is £700.
Danish brand Miss Etoile puts whimsical eyes on to ceramic plates, cups and teapots, paper plates, storage jars and more. Teapots are £43.25. From homeArama.
Once you start looking, eyes peep out everywhere on this new fabric by graffiti artist Torrick Ablack — aka Toxic — at Pierre Frey. Ablack is now based in Paris but in the Eighties, as part of a group called Hollywood Africans, he was known for subversive texts on subways and streets in New York. Printed on linen, the design costs £141.60 a metre.