March 31, 2006
New Orleans: After the Flood
Wall-covering suppliers to the hipoisie nationwide (including Jonathan Adler, W Hotels and David Yurman), Flavor Paper lucked out: its Flavor Lab printing facility is cheek-by-jowl with the river in the aptly named Bywater District of the flood-struck 9th Ward. Though left without gas, water or electricity for a time, Flavor Paper was able to resume printing last November, only two months after Katrina. The company (Established 1970[Sort of ]) produces gorgeous, cheeky, William Morris-meets-Jimi Hendrix wallpapers that are all hand-screened using water-based inks-and they are an eyeful, including the 2006 New Orleans Rebirth Collection.