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Saturday
Sep182010

In shadow

The silhouette portraits have been around since the 18th century, but like most art forms they seem to be popular again. Whether called shades, profiles or shadow pictures these were pictorial representations of a person cut out from black thin cards – but then the camera came along. On a recent Sunday brunch at Bobo Restaurant in Greenwich Village (btw, one of my favorites now) a wall filled top to bottom with gracious profiles caught my eye. The funny thing is that after that, they seem to follow me EVERYWHERE. You can find them in toss pillows, shower curtains, tote bags, votive candle holders, bedding and wall art. This has now become a popular trend for home decor. And guess what? You can even get your own silhouette portrait done by Brooklyn artist Carter Kustera. They are really unique and a fun addition to personalize your decor. 

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Silhouette pendant necklace at Etsy / Gothic salad plates at Target / Profile Pillow from West Elm / Boys silhouette tags at Etsy / Silhouette Specter Votive at Anthropologie / Carter Kustera portrait at Jonathan Adler.

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