It's been mentioned before: The all-or-nothing approach to home decor, wherein people feel "too cottage" to be modern, or "too antique-y" to go eclectic. It often leaves us in the role of assuring customers to trust their intuition (go with what you like vs. what you think you should like) because intuition, generally speaking, is mistrusted. Habitually, humans seek approval from outside forces that tell us what is supposedly right and what is wrong, and we obey, with no reliable pay-off in the end.
And yet, at the risk of being smothered by expectation... details can matter, if you want them to. Hammering something together, to, against or atop of, are basic tasks of construction. Our focus, usually, is on what is being driven together, rather than the means of joining. The nail, however, is a most interesting component of most homes, many furnishings, and oodles of home decor objects. Overlooked, yes - but worthy of neglect? Certainly not.
Take, for example, this collection of nails found on the site of Jamestown Colony. These nails, as well as other artifacts, can be found on here. Some spikes seem medival, others classical, and still those suggestive of Dr. Seuss's coiled and curled illustrations. There are, if we are to judge by the findings from Jamestown - or from select findings from present-day purveyors - nails (as in the sort we use unconsciously), and then there are nails (the sort forged by hand, bearing facades and features unique to each spike).
Attention to oft-forgotten detail is what Valerie Gnaegig's Equilateral Nails are all about. Oh, the joy of paying a moment's consideration to that which is commonly ignored! For those that like to, or can't help but, pay attention to the small stuff, triangular headed or forged-by-hand nails may be just the right accent to a home where the little lies mighty!
Thanks to DesignSponge for the tip on Gnaedig's site!