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Wooden Wall Art

Walk a beach for a little while and you'll find driftwood. This debris seems more beautiful for it's time in the water, polished, bleached, and distressed to the point where it feels ancient. Timeless. For centuries, beach communities around the world used this driftwood to adorn their buildings, shaping the wood into doppelgangers of other natural things that come from the sea. They paint the wooden beach signs vibrant colors, then let the sea air distress them until that wood looks as if it could have grown that way. You walked along that beach around sunset, the sea lapping quietly at the sand, and picked up a piece of driftwood. You saw a seahorse it it, and imagined shaping it and paining it. But you knew you weren't going to carry it home.

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The good news is that you don't have to! With wooden wall art, you can get the charm of crafted driftwood without combing beaches yourself. All that work you imagined has already been done by expert craftspeople, who shaped and colored wood so that your home will feel like a bungalow by the bay. You kick off your shoes, grab a drink, and there it is, that wonderful piece of wood art. It feels like it's been around forever, a reminder of the eternity of the sea, the patience of each wave crashing in its turn. You feel a little bit of that peace as well. In turn, you crash upon the shores of your couch, serene as a starfish, unfettered by the concerns of modernity.

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Thomas Paul Octopus Shower Curtain - Charcoal
The Curtain is fabulous if you like slightly weird things. It looks fantastic in our pre-war unrenovated bathroom, which is black and white tile. Got charcoal gray towels to go with it.
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Dec 16, 2013