The icons in the back make a lovely texture that don't interfere with the text too much.
The "From" header in an inbox message on AirBnB is simple and clear. I like the handwriting font for literally the word "From" and "Member since".
Apple always does really nice headers inside iTunes. I wonder if they do them, using existing band artwork, or if they give the artists dimensions and have the artists designers create them. Or a mixture.