You can always add a little oomph to your decor with a lively starburst motif. Like the wheels on a car, these radial delights can really move a design scheme along. This motif can be found in nature in the form of flowers, snowflakes, sun rays, tumbleweeds, and outer space. The starburst reached its pinnacle in the 1960's when the space program inspired the atomic age. Designers responded to this new frontier by interpreting it's wonders into objects for the home. Radial and starburst patterns are making a comeback. We are again at a crossroads of nostalgia and futurism. We must take inspiration from the past and re-interpret it for the 21st century.