Have an old phone like one of these for the desk top in our kitchen. Very reliable - withstands lightning hitting lines and ringing the phone. We have lost many modern phones, modems, answering machines and etc., but the old phone still works!
Interesting idea, taking something rather plane and then adding an image. My girlfriend is an amazing artist, she uses many different mediums to create different affects, she could turn something ordinary into something extraordinary.
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