Whatever Happened to Wallpaper?

Phoebe Cohen
6 min readAug 14, 2020
Photo by Les Anderson on Unsplash

When was the last time you saw wallpaper? Seriously. The thought just popped into my head suddenly a few weeks ago as I was driving. “It’s been a long times since I’ve seen wallpaper.”

Wallpaper played a subtle but ubiquitous role in my childhood. It was, well, wallpaper. I remember the younger sister of my babysitter telling me how she was stuck in bed for days after a serious bout of appendicitis from…