I was thinking of this pattern as a stylized version of paper chains. Do you remember making those as a kid? Paper chains should definitely make a comeback. Just wait & see, I bet some crafty genius will come up with a beautiful paper chain DIY in the near future. It seems like a logical next step considering the popularity of paper streamers & garlands.
On another note, have you ever had a business idea & immediately squashed it as unlikely to succeed because it seemed too simplistic or far-fetched? Well, we made a trip to SF this weekend, & our friends took us to The Mill, a joint venture between Josey Baker Bread & Four Barrel Coffee. They have a modern & airy space, premium quality coffee, no wifi, fresh loaves of bread, &... toast. Yep - big chunky slices of toast with 3 topping choices. Guess what else? It smelled heavenly in there, & was jam-packed, with a line out the door. Can you imagine the response they must have gotten when they first voiced the idea of a cafe that serves toast & doesn’t have wifi??? Keep that one in your pocket the next time you think your ideas are too crazy to pan out!