Friday, January 16, 2004

Back to the wallpaper

Rant mode: ON...

Today's Wall Street Journal (sorry, paid subscription required) has a article in the Personal Journal section reporting the return of wallpaper. It's not your mom's flower-sprigged guest room wallpaper, either. This is wallpaper with glass-beaded surfaces; layers of loose, flapping paper; and even a loofah texture.

This is wallpaper for people who don't have to clean their own houses and, who, let's hope, made enough in the market this year to afford the additional cleaning staff required to keep up with these wall coverings. Ever tried to get hair out of a loofah? Now imagine cleaning a room-size, slightly humid, loofah covered with house dust. The mind boggles. The nose twitches. The allergist beams.

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