Blogs

Welcome to the new Morris & Co. Blog!

Like many aspects of our modern life it is interesting to imagine what William Morris might have thought about the phenomena of blogging in our digital age, had he been alive today. As a socially inclusive medium for communication we like to think he would approve of the tool as a means for disseminating information and ideas!

Through these pages we aim to bring you the latest news from inside the Morris & Co. business, covering new launches and reviews of recent exhibitions and events. We will report on inspirational projects and design collectives practising in the UK today. Through fascinating interviews with people working in the Arts and Crafts tradition, and linking with heritage houses and organisations connected to William Morris, this is an essential port of call for anyone interested in the design, philosophy and legacy of Morris and his contemporaries.

Get creative with our fun decorating projects to do at home!

With suggestions on where to source furniture and accessories, easy upcycling ideas and simple makeover tips, we’ll help you find new ways to bring objects into your home that are both beautiful and useful.

   

Blogs

  • Pure Morris

    Pure Morris

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    With a pared back, minimal aesthetic we have stripped away colour to accentuate Morris’ superlative artistry and core values of craftsmanship.
  • May Morris Conference

    May Morris Conference

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    In the landscape of this anniversary, the William Morris Gallery (WMG) has just hosted the first ever conference dedicated to May Morris. In a packed programme, the two day study event explored May’s life and work from many different angles.
  • Watts Gallery

    Watts Gallery

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    One of the greatest women of the Victorian era has finally received the wider recognition she deserves.
  • 60 Years of the William Morris Society

    60 Years of the William Morris Society

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    In 2015 the William Morris Society celebrated its 60th anniversary. Founded in 1955, the Society continues to remember the life and work of William Morris.
  • Behind the Scenes of a Runway Show

    Behind the Scenes of a Runway Show

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    Our exciting collaboration with fashion designer, Joe Richards, opened our eyes to another world, the highlight of which was Joe’s first catwalk show in September 2015, during London Fashion Week.
  • Tokyo Quilts

    Tokyo Quilts

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    We report from Tokyo’s International Great Quilt Festival which this year featured a special event on William Morris.
  • Philip Webb at the V&A

    Philip Webb at the V&A

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    'The Forest' tapestry and Philip Webb's beautiful drawings have been reunited after twenty years.
  • Art Is Your Human Right

    Art Is Your Human Right

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    We visit the current exhibition at the William Morris Gallery - ‘Art Is Your Human Right: The Artistic Campaigns of Bob and Roberta Smith’ - and explore Morris' own campaigning for Art and the Socialist cause.
  • Have a Merry Morris & Co. Christmas

    Have a Merry Morris & Co. Christmas

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    We share our ideas for Christmas crafting with wallpaper, showing you how to create your own Christmas decorations from our stunning Morris & Co designs.
  • New Morris & Co. Cushion Collection

    New Morris & Co. Cushion Collection

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    The Morris & Co. cushion collection is now available to buy on-line. We have put together ideas and inspirational images to help you feather your nest!
  • The Fabric of India

    The Fabric of India

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    'The Fabric Of India' - a breath-taking new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum celebrates the textile craft industries of India. Discover more about the designs and ancient practices that influenced William Morris.
  • 'Minimalist Morris' by Joe Richards

    'Minimalist Morris' by Joe Richards

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    Up and coming British fashion designer Joe Richards looked to William Morris to inspire his Spring/Summer 2016 collection, previewed at London Fashion Week.
  • In Conversation with Rosa Nguyen

    In Conversation with Rosa Nguyen

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    We caught up with London based, international artist Rosa Nguyen to talk about her installation ‘Gardening with Morris’ currently on show at the Compton Verney exhibition The Arts & Crafts House: Then and Now.
  • Compton Verney

    Compton Verney

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    We visited the independent Warwickshire gallery Compton Verney to view their current exhibition, 'The Arts & Crafts House: Then and Now', a beautiful show exploring the main themes of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
  • Emery Walker and William Morris

    Emery Walker and William Morris

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    The Hammersmith homes of Emery Walker and William Morris are receiving a Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting joint project which will ensure the buildings are looked after, and throws new light on how the friends collaborated.
  • Re-covering an armchair

    Re-covering an armchair

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    Transform a piece of furniture by trying our home-sewing project to make a loose cover for an armchair.
  • Webb's 100th Anniversary

    Webb's 100th Anniversary

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    Marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Philip Webb, we remember this extraordinary architect whom Morris described as 'the best man he ever knew'.
  • Love Is Enough at Modern Art Oxford

    Love Is Enough at Modern Art Oxford

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    “With ‘Love Is Enough’ I’m asking the audience to suspend their disbelief momentarily and make connections about art across two centuries.” - Jeremy Deller
  • Exploring Kelmscott Village

    Exploring Kelmscott Village

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    Follow in Morris' footsteps with our guide to exploring Kelmscott Village and an enchanting walk along the River Thames.
  • Kelmscott Manor - An Epoch of Rest

    Kelmscott Manor - An Epoch of Rest

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    Visit William Morris’ Gloucestershire home, Kelmscott Manor, which inspired his utopian novel ‘News from Nowhere’
  • Morris & Co. Revival at Standen

    Morris & Co. Revival at Standen

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    You can catch a wonderful exhibition at National Trust property, Standen, in West Sussex, telling the story of the modern history of Morris & Co. from the 1950s to the present day.
  • Pull up a Chair

    Pull up a Chair

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    Transforming junk-shop bargains into fabulous furniture for Morris & Co. photoshoots.
  • The Morris Legacy

    The Morris Legacy

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    Even in the 21st century, Morris is still influencing and inspiring designers
  • Wightwick and Webb Exhibition

    Wightwick and Webb Exhibition

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    Learn all about the making of our most recent collection – Archive II Prints and Wallpapers!