I don't know about cork tile, but I love the idea of a pattern with two different shades.
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Hobby Lobby cardboard letters painted with metallic spray paint. They're so light you can hang them using 3M sticky strips. Much cheaper than Anthropologie at only $2.50 a pop.
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Use plate hangers to display photo albums on the wall so you (and friends & family) can enjoy them more often. I absolutely LOVE this idea!