Tuesday, November 23, 2010
What’s on your wall: prints, posters, photos, paintings? What makes you want to hang something up?
Right now, my walls at home are pretty barren. In my room, I have only “Master Bedroom,” the first print I framed for myself when I worked at Prints Plus in Cambridge, MA, which is essentially a picture of a bedroom, bed and golden retriever sleeping. Also, above my desk I have an At-A-Glance 120 day planner calendar, but it’s still showing June-July-August-September. Should probably update that. I have a few other framed prints that I will put up once my furnishing mission for the remainder of the year is complete.
At work, I have a few funny printouts from the Internet up – social networking websites as vices, and “hug failed” from some stick figure comic I can’t remember right now. I also have up a vintage print of WWII era “Loose Lips” guy drowning, pointing his finger and saying “Somebody Talked!” That one is a subtle dig at co-workers talking too loudly around me, which makes me chuckle.
In general, I post things I would want to look at and/or that represent things I like or that I want to introduce other people to. I have an Inception movie poster that I need to find a place for, for example, because I really really enjoyed that movie. I almost never put up photographs because I don’t take them that often, and I don’t really put a huge amount of nostalgia in captured visual memories because my own visual memory is very good. Probably I will regret that as I age and I start to forget what things looked like!