While perusing the wares at our local Anthropologie, we stumbled upon a large rack of oversize zinc letters meant for using as decorative accents around the home. A few years ago the look was a favorite technique of set designers, and a quick flip through a few home decor magazines or catalogs would no doubt turn up several examples. The trend is still commonly used, sometimes spelling out a word (above), sometimes leaving one to decipher the meaning of a lone ampersand, and we wanted to see what you thought of the look. So, in your opinion...
Here are a few sources:
Anthropologie has both large and small zinc letters available
Pottery Barn has them on sale for $4.99 - but only the letter "I" is left (Ian, Isabel, and Isaac, now's your chance!)
Urban Outfitters has an ampersand and "@" symbol in marquee lights.