Modes of Transportation -- Indiana Jones Meets Agatha Christie
If the Orient Express sounds mysterious and enticing, or the Hogwarts Express seems like the perfect whimsical touch, put movement in your design by adopting a transportation theme. You don't have to stick with train, steamer trunk and ticket stub motifs, either. How about jet airplanes? They work at John Travolta's house, and they can work for you, too. If you like something more grounded, how about a Tin Lizzy (old Ford Model T) mural from before freeways, cruise control and GPS tracking? Better yet, try a Pony Express coach design with horses and saddlebags. Build a headboard out of old surfboards, or turn your son's abandoned tricycle into a table centerpiece. Longing for something minimalist? Immortalize a pair of old shoes by displaying them with a hitchhiker's thumb fashioned from papier-mâché. If it gets you from here to there, it's fair game.