Founded in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, two Glasgow School
of Art grads, Timorous Beasties (the name comes from the Robert Burns
poem "To a Mouse") is known for its surreal designs and incredibly
cheeky toile (yes, that's the London skyline and someone being held at
gunpoint in the pattern above). The brand is also a standout source for
window shades, and the wildly creative Philip Treacy employed its fabric
for his hats.