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Perk up your wall with a motivational wall print

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Words to inspire and motivate

What are your thoughts on motivational wall prints?

Whilst most people won’t want to plaster all their walls in motivational sayings, having the odd one can lift your spirits, spur you on and make you smile on a crap day.

In terms of a good range of choice, Hope and Love have ideas for all tastes. Their wall art prints include inspirational phrases, quotes from films and favourite song lyrics. Plus, if you can’t find anything that quite appeals, you can choose your own words to have printed.

We rather like these four:

Hakuna matata, from the Lion King

Make today ridiculously amazing

Live, laugh, love

Stay weird typographic art print

All the prints are £17 each and you can choose the colour you’d prefer.

Wisdom in Art: Investing in modern or contemporary art

Monday, October 28th, 2013
Art by John Tierney at Saatchi Online

©John Tierney

Many people perceive that it is expensive to mount a sculpture or a piece of painting on a pedestal or on a wall respectively. The artwork must not be a Picasso or a Da Vinci for it to attract attention of the intended audience. Collecting pieces of artwork is a process that can be successfully implemented on a budget.

Artists collect handfuls of original pieces that they purchase from extremely low budget either online or off streets. Art collection for many is expression of wealth or wisdom. There are specific portraits that one would hold dear or even paintings that give expression of self. Many art collectors find themselves at crossroads on how to grow an entire art collection if only one piece summarizes the feeling they have been yearning for.

Elements of growing an art collection

Original art by Virginie Gallois at Saatchi Online

©Virginie Gallois

Growing an entire art collection requires one to see the value of an original piece of artwork. However, choosing an original piece depends with collector’s priorities; choice is not affected by price, location or an artist’s name but joy that the artwork brings each day to the collector. The wisdom in art is intended to transform people’s lives, those who closely safeguard the intention of the artwork.

It is easy to grow your collection of original art via Saatchionline. The online magazine has a variety of galleries that aid artists to be discovered through their pieces as they discover art. Filtering of artwork in the online portal can be by subject and style or price. One of the common mistakes people make when they try to grow their original collection is to distrust their own tastes and purchase according to artist’s names.

It is very easy to dismiss certain artworks quickly if they seem to be out of the collector’s comfort zone. Advanced art collectors do not judge but take ample time to familiarize themselves with the art, discuss it with colleagues, observers or makers and take notes of the notions that linger after viewings are past due.

The essence of having an art collection

There are two factors that an art collector must take keen interest in. First, the message or lasting impression that the piece of art leaves to the intended audience.

Second, the innovative or technical advances that are harnessed to create a wonderful piece is another factor to consider before making purchases. Burgeoning collectors have turned to emerging artists that are less costly and more relevant to the contemporary society. It is of the essence to go always for quality since pieces of art that are in excellent condition are more desirable.

Catherine Cazalet zebra design limited edition art

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Fresh design wall art

Remember the zebra design wallpaper from Turner Pocock Cazalet? These rather lovely zebra designs are by Catherine, the Cazalet part of the trio.

The bold limited edition glitter prints are available in classic black and white or contemporary pink and are digitally printed onto canvas. The canvas is wrapped around a wooden frame and they come with all the fixtures and fittings needed to hang on your wall.

The zebra prints are both limited editions of only 300 and are available at the special price of £59 each from Made.com.

 

Disorganised discoveries: Winnie the Pooh quote wall art print

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Classic Winnie the Pooh memorable quote

Ah, a quote from one of the greatest characters of classic children’s books – good old Winnie the Pooh! And oh so true it is….

It’s not always that we celebrate being disorganised in our home, but as we can relate so much to this, it’s good to see that there can be benefits to a bit of clutter.

Have you had any surprising discoveries recently?

The wall art print is available from Hope and Love.

Kick-Ass 2 limited edition graphic print canvas wall art

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Kick Ass 2 graphic canvas prints

Made.com have teamed up with the makers of the Kick-Ass 2 film to produce a range of limited edition graphic wall art prints.

John Romita Jr’s urban artwork has been digitally printed onto canvas to produce these amazing works of art.

There are several options available, in limited editions of 300. A set of four canvasses, measuring 60cm by 24cm costs £99, whereas a 60cm x 80cm single print costs £59.

If you love the Kick-Ass 2 designs, then check out the giant bean bags too.

 

Creative wall art using picture frame wall stickers

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

 

Create your own wall art

Here’s a novel way to create your own wall art without using hooks and nails.

If you love the look of a group of pictures hung together on the wall, but don’t have suitable frames or can’t / don’t want to have to add multiple picture hooks to your wall, then now you can use wall stickers to create the desired effect instead.

These picture frame wall stickers, which are exclusively to Rockett St George, feature a selection of decorative and ornate looking frames, designed to mimic the look of picture frames. All you need to do is stick the frame outlines on your wall then add pictures in the spaces provided.

You get 13 frames of varying sizes, so can art photos, pictures, memos or your own creative works of art to them. What’s more, they’re a bit of a bargain….the set was priced at £28, but they’re now reduced to £18 in the sale.

Big and bold: Colourful peony wall art for a contemporary home

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Bold floral wall art for a contemporary home

We’re almost at the time of year when peonies are out in bloom (they seem to be a bit later this year, due to the previous bad weather), but if you’re not blessed with an abundance of real peonies, here’s a jolly good alternative to enjoy.

This large bold print offers a stunning image of a peony flower in all its glory and provides a realistic depiction of the gentle folds of the petals.

It’s a lovely piece of contemporary wall art, in gorgeous rich colours, and will certainly help fill up a bare space on your wall.

Monsoon’s peony print is available from Graham and Brown.

Fabulous beer wall art print by Pop Chart Lab

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Perfect gift for beer lovers fans

Beer fans, ahoy!

This fabulous infographic style wall art print celebrates the best of the beer world.  A huge number of different varieties of beer, including ales and lagers, are featured on the print, plus there are useful glassware recommendations for each variety.

The wall art print measures six square feet, comes signed and numbered, and is designed by Pop Chart Lab.

Informative and quirky, it’s an essential wall hanging for beer lovers.

The beers print costs £24.95 from Luckies.

Pearl and Earl cross stitch space invaders wall art print

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Funky contemporary cross stitch design

Space invaders wall print

If you’ve got fond memories of the retro space invaders game, then why not bring an image reminiscent of this classic video game to your wall?

Designer Jacqui Pearce from Pearl and Earl created this funky cross stitch space invaders design, which has been transformed into an art print.

You can buy and frame the rainbow coloured invaders print yourself, or buy it ready mounted and framed. Either way it’s a fun and quirky design and a great addition to a contemporary home.

 

Creative design world map art prints by artPause

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

World maps make popular wall art prints, as well as featuring on a number of other home decor and accessory designs, but have you ever seen one like this before?

Michael Tompsett, from artPause, has put his creativity to good use by creating some unusual, unique and contemporary interpretations of world maps.

Here are some of his map wall art designs:

Home accessories for cat lovers

Cats world map

Fresh design creative world map art

Love hearts world map

Animal design world map wall art

Animal map of the world

Creative fresh design world map prints

Butterflies map of the world

World map art print for music lovers

Sheet music map of the world

Colourful sponge paint world map contemporary wall art

Sponge paint map

Aren’t they brilliant?  All the world map art prints cost £21 each from artPause.

 

 
 
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