Sunset Magazine has this a clever way to hang up those boring-to-others family photos. It makes them interesting to the eye and gives the photos instant historical context.
Which reminds me of an exhibit of Mary Temple’s tree shadows that I saw at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I couldn’t believe the exquisite details of her paintings–they really did look just like a tree shadow in afternoon light.
Here’s her “Forest for the Sea” installation at Smack Mellon in New York.
I saw a ghettoized version of a tree-shadow mural on TV a couple of months ago. The designer cut a tree branch off a tree outside and put a light behind it so that the shadow shown on the living room wall. Then she outlined and painted the shadow in black paint.
It looked great when the designer did it, but that kind of project seems hard to get right to me. Maybe a simpler solution is to buy a tree wall decal. Part of me would love my dining room to look like this:
Pine Tree Decal from Ferm Living, $153.50
Or you can just go with the wallpaper:
Family Tree Wallpaper from Ferm Living, $115/roll.