Tuesday, March 8, 2011

a closer look: Retro wallpaper

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #141: Marathon Men Dana tells a story about "super awesome vintage" wallpaper that he had put up in his old NYC apartment.

Dana and Ken also speak of how you rarely see wallpaper in homes anymore, but it used to be everywhere.

Sadly a generation has grown up without ever seeing this:

or this:

or this:

Dana also talked about the difficulty of hanging wallpaper before self-adhesive wallpaper was introduced.

To hang the older style wallpaper you would need to mix the wallpaper paste, cut the paper and then hang the sheets.

It was a time consuming and tedious job.

This makes it all the more baffling, as Ken noted, that anyone ever hired these guys:

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