Hooray for Hollywood! It’s Oscars Sunday! While the world waits eagerly to see the winners of the most highly coveted awards in the American film industry, and Ellen DeGeneres picks out yet another dark pantsuit in prep for her spotlight role, I thought I’d round up my nominees for Best Picture this year.
Best Picture in home décor, that is. In no particular order, here are my nominees…
“I Heart Love.” I’m all about love, especially with my recent nuptials, but this poster is seriously fab. If you’re like me and are a part of a vastly international duo, you can find “love” written in 50 different languages. It’s also graphically appealing: bold red is catchy in a neutral or all-white space. Love!
“There is Always Hope” by Banksy. Say what you want about the elusive street artist, but this iconic balloon girl piece definitely touches the heart. Discovered in the South Bank of London in 2002 on the wall of a stairwell, its meaning continues to stir debate to this day.
“Love” by Robert Indiana. The original image served as the Museum of Modern Art Christmas card in 1964 and has since shown up on postage stamps and reproduced in a variety of formats for rendering in displays around the world, including a popular sculpture in New York City.
“Rosie the Riveter” by J. Howard Miller. This famous American cultural icon represented American women who worked in factories during World War II, many of whom produced war supplies and munitions. Rosie is commonly used as a symbol of feminism. I love the bright yellow and can see it against a pale blue wall with vintage furnishings. I also love its in-your-face motivational message.
“The Great Wave Off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849 people! Respect!) is a famous Japanese woodblock print done during the Edo Period that was part of the Thirty Six Views of Mt. Fuji, a series of 46 prints depicting a variety of locations and distances under different weather conditions around Mt. Fuji. I’m a huge Japanophile and nuts about this print. If I were a tattoo girl, this would cover my back.
I’m not a big fan of wall decal art or murals, but this is just too cool.
“For Like Ever” by Tracy Jenkins. Ever since it was featured on the cover of Domino in 2006, it’s been seen in home décor over and over again for good reason. I bought it as a wedding gift to hubby and it now hangs beautifully in our living room. It comes in a variety of colors to meet your decorating needs, and I love its simplicity and Valleyspeak.
And the award goes to……
They’re all winners in my book, but if I had to choose, the Great Wave woodblock print wins Best Picture and For Like Ever is the runner up. One is timeless, the other is trending big in home décor. Both appeal to me aesthetically and would be standouts in any space. For, like, sure.
What are your picks?