SMART ART

Last week two new pieces of artwork arrived that I had ordered to hang in my office at home (and they look absolutely amazing!). Not wanting to break the bank, but still wanting something unique, I went with some customized art. I know you are probably thinking of those awful pop art prints that hung everywhere at one time, or a massive black and white family shot that has been blown up on to a canvas… you can relax, my taste is a tad more sophisticated. I went with two specific items – and not only are they great for home, but can add a unique feel to an office.

1. A customized map which is available in any colour, size, pattern you like. It comes with pins so you can track any location around the world and you can print whatever wording you like on it too (mine is pictured above).
Perfect for –
a) Remembering family holidays
b) As a gift (especially a wedding present)
c) Business – hang it in reception or a meeting room so you can show office locations around the world

2. A “Favourite Things”. All of your cherished things – quotes, holiday locations, people, movies, experiences, dates, food, values – all on one canvas and the list is endless. Every house should have one. And again completely tailored and available in any colour and size.
Perfect for –
a) Children’s rooms
b) Gifts
c) Business – Company values, office locations, customer lists… whatever your style.

Best place to source this from? After a lot of research from all over the globe, I found one supplier who provides not only a high quality finished product, but has the artistic prowess to design something special for each individual.

Check out the BLANK website to see for yourself – http://www.blankbespokeart.com/Gallery

The best thing… the customized art starts from only USD$425 and they can be shipped anywhere in the world!

WIRED WEDNESDAY – Art Online


Having just been given an amazing painting today, it reminded me of a new type of digital art that was available for those who don’t want to break the bank buying an original.

s[edition] (www.seditionart.com) features the world’s leading contemporary artists including Damien Hirst, Mat Collishaw, and Isaac Julian. The art is in high resolution, downloadable images, for your iPad, Blackberry, connected TV or any other connected device. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and it can be identified, verified and traced to you, with all purchased editions stored in your Vault (free online storage).

Works will cost anywhere between £5 and £500, and ultimately, buyers will also be able to resell works they acquire. Once the edition has sold out you can offer it back for sale again.

Introduces a whole new level to online art trading!