Considered a companion world to Sumptuous Getaway, Quandary Quagmire emblemises the circumstance we are now faced with.

A world where man-made pollution encroaches on the precious space reserved for the natural kingdom, ever blurring the line between the organic and synthetic. Under the looming shadows of giant prickly cacti, these elusive beasts spend their days confined to hazardous islands, surrounded by ever encroaching toxic goop.

The inspiration behind this world came from fantastical animal skin rugs designed by renowned Austrian-born architect, artist and textile designer Josef Frank. Frank's imaginative body of work reflects the beauty and fragility of the natural world, and the rugs he created offered a genuine alternative to the real animal skins that were popular in people's homes at the time.

Illustration of big cats stranded on miniature islands surrounded by a green toxic swamp.
Quandary Quagmire · Everglade
Illustration of big cats on islands in the middle of a lava filled volcano with glowing plants.
Quandary Quagmire · Lava
A drawing of a watery world in peaceful blues and greens depicting panthers and plants.
Quandary Quagmire · Millpond
Digital illustration of a lake at sunset depicting sleepy panthers on islands surrounded by plants.
Quandary Quagmire · Shoal
Photograph of a limited edition Svenskt Tenn stool upholstered with patterned velvet by Sam Wilde.
Three large velvet cushions in bold green colours showing an intricate illustration of a swamp.
Photograph of a cottagecore tablescape showcasing a vibrant blue patterned tablecloth by Sam Wilde.