A stunning turmeric-yellow, mottled with areas of orange and brown. Bands of white interspersed with silver diamond shapes run horizontally, from one side to the other. Between these bands is a repeating motif not unlike a stretched butterfly; its wings splayed open. Its body is a pale shadowy impression left on the vivid yellow of the paper, but almost jumping out at us in their dark contrast, are the edges of the wings; each wing-tip marked by three large, round, black dots. Let’s go over and take a closer look. Hmm, a glossy sheen and smooth to touch. Ah, I see the detail more closely now. Those orange and brown areas really come alive. What seemed like flecks from further back, I can now see, are very clearly, tiny bubbles. In fact, the whole wall is covered in them. It’s froth. Yellow froth! The whole wall is covered in teeny tiny yellow bubbles. And this butterfly motif, I can see now what it is; plug holes! Each side of the butterfly is a pair of plugholes, half-submerged in the froth and repeated in a mirror image. How wonderful! It’s like unlocking a puzzle! But now that I know what it is, and granted it is stunning, I am left wondering… just who would want their unwashed kitchen on such public display?

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