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An online source of super-cool rub-on artworks

They’re funky and decorative – just don’t call them stickers

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An online source of super-cool rub-on artworks

January 25 2011
Charlotte Abrahams

When I was a child, stickers were small, cheap and really rather nasty. Today, stickers – or “decals”, as they are now known – have become the discerning homeowner’s instant update accessory of choice. And very cool these super-size pieces of rub-on art look, too – provided you buy quality, of course. Supernice.co.uk stocks the best selection I’ve seen, ranging from the now-classic Blik collection (what nursery wouldn’t be improved by the addition of a multicoloured Caterpillar, third picture, £30) to Mina Javid’s witty trompe l’oeils. (Olive Tree, first picture, £42; Warehouse Pendant, £22.)

Supernice may be best known for its top-notch decals but its departments contain plenty of other tempting treats for the contemporary home. There’s US designer Jonathan Adler, for a start, whose name is code for all that is witty and postmodern (check out his horoscope needlepoint cushions, £70); then there’s Big Tomato’s graphic Alphabet tiles made from glazed English stoneware (£3.95 each) and, most tempting of all, there’s Thomas Paul, whose exquisite artwork has turned the humble Melamine plate into thing of real beauty (Scrimshaw dessert plates, £26 for four; second picture shows pelican plate from the set). Super nice indeed.