Bachelor Pad Design

Lumas photography gets it.  Oversized edgy prints organized by genre with framing options – this is all you need to add the final touches to your abode.  Hand signed originals that were produced in batches of 75-150 means these pieces are rare but affordable.  We especially like the “young art” category for the collector looking to invest.  $500 and Up BUY

May 4, 2011 at 5:21 am

To get out of our rut of showcasing items that cost and arm and a leg, how about “Free”?  The PBS Video Beta site is phenomenal and it yes it is free.  The site includes full episodes of Frontline, Nova and even Academy Award nominated documentaries.  And of course, “Antiques Roadshow” does make a cameo.  Commercial free programs that are both educational and entertaining, we like it.  $0 CLICK

May 10, 2010 at 5:48 am

In 1963, at the birth of the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol decided to paint Elizabeth Taylor on a silver screen.  His fame of course grew in the years to follow, but the piece remained privately owned, transferring in 1965 and then in 1986.  For 24 years it has been on tour at the Guggenheim and the Tate among others, but now it’s time it settle in your living room.  On May 11th, head over to Rockefeller Plaza and pick this up from Christie’s Auction House.  Estimated Winning Bid: $10,000,000 to $15,000,000 .  BUY

May 1, 2010 at 5:04 am

t-rex for saleOne of the three most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton’s ever discovered will be auctioned on Saturday, October 3rd at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.  Yes, you’ve been wondering what your bachelor pad needed, and we’ve found it.  Put it above the stove, or in the corner of your garage.  Offer it a drink, stare at, offer it another drink.  It’s yours.  Excavated near Buffalo, South Dakota about fifteen years ago, “Samson” as he is nicknamed, is approximately 66 million years old.  There are 170 bones, and scientists believe he died of either disease or head trauma.  When he was alive, he was about 40 feet long and two stories high.  Bonham’s & Butterfield states that a similar auction in 1997 fetched $8.3 million, but the auction house is keeping this estimate a secret until the paddles start flying.  Approx. $8.7 million.  BID

August 18, 2009 at 5:56 am

Few e-card sites list the co-founder as both “Art Director” and “Title Whore” but Someecards gets to the point.  With topical e-card greetings such as, “Socialized medicine scares me a lot less than the people scared of socialized medicine” and “When work feels overwhelming, remember that you’re going to die” these are a ….different kind of e-greeting.  When you care enough to hit send…FREE CLICK

August 14, 2009 at 5:36 am

Carter Kustera is under contract for Jonathan Adler to paint customized portraits.  You send in your photo and he paints your profile.  Best part is, you can customize the tagline underneath.  While Adler suggests the following for a mistress: “Tina – They’re not real, but they’re paid for” we may go for something less…well something less.  The dog can even have his own.  $450 BUY

August 12, 2009 at 5:11 am

LogoWe’re excited to add our own logo to the header.  We own this one  – and we owe the artistry to Byron Uy.  Byron has a long list of fantastic and impressive logo designs, which can be seen here.  You may see us tweak things here or there in the next few days – but we like it.  Many thanks to Byron.

January 13, 2009 at 2:03 am

We’re here because you read what we post – and we’re getting more readers everyday.  So we’re spicing up the site a little as a “thank you” to our readers.  Yes, we’ve given up on our trusty “Feed a Pigeon, Lose a Finger” sign and decided to brand ourselves.  As we grow our logo is becoming more important, so we’ve opened up the gates and are accepting submissions.  We know the Nike logo was designed for $35 in 1971.  So adjusting for inflation gets us to around $200 (seriously…incredible isn’t it?).  So we’re hosting an official contest for the $200 at a website specifically for such things. Our new logo will be announced and in place January 10th.   Contest began today and submissions are already being posted.  VIEW ENTRIES

December 8, 2008 at 10:11 am

The New York Times has a great piece coming out in print on Sunday December 14th, of the 10 best books of 2008.  Well, we’ve simplified it for you here, created a little Amazon.com slideshow of them – and added a link to purchase.  Grab one and have something to entertain you this Holiday season…beyond relatives.  Enjoy. $10 – $20

December 4, 2008 at 9:24 am

Legendary pioneer of grunge rock, Kurt Cobain, owned and used this guitar in his earliest days.  He rocked on this on demo tapes recorded in 1982 and 1985.  The bass comes with a photo of Kurt using it – but be prepared to hand over a pretty penny.  The guitar goes up for auction on November 24th and is expected to fetch around $60,000 – $80,000.  Might be a good addition as art on the wall.  If you appreciate music history – here’s your Christmas list.  $TBD BID

November 19, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Classic TelephoneAnother classic phone comes out of the design world.  This time the Swiss have done it – and though you may not need a land line (and may not even have one) if you do – hook this up to it and put it somewhere in the home office.  Think of it as functional art.  This was standard issue by the Dutch telephone company Bundespost.  We’ve seen a few “telephone rooms” and assuming you don’t live on real estate pricing you out of devoting an entire room to a phone – go for it.  $300 BUY

September 3, 2008 at 4:54 am

wall text artLooking to add some flare to a wall in your home?  Why not add your own inspiration and let your walls speak to you.  Miraentuinterior.com will take any text you want, and create the lettering so you can apply it to your wall.  Take a book quotation, a speech, a family saying…go nuts.  Customize font, color and size.  Prices vary depending on size.  $125 – $300.  BUY (via eUpgrader)

August 25, 2008 at 12:42 pm

When Frank Gehry and Phillippe Starck want their designs manufactured – they call up Alberto Alessi.  He manages Alessi Designs currently and is now putting out Silvio Coppola’s Tiffany Tray, originally produced in 1974 and now in the New York Museum of Modern Art.  Slotted handles on the sides, integrated into the shape.  Wake up right – put your paper, coffee and waffles on this and relax.  $140 BUY

August 6, 2008 at 5:39 am

In major cities you probably know that lamp posts use vertical banners to advertise artist exhibitions at major museums. You can actually grab these from Betterwall.com. They purchase from nine major cities, so just to add a little more art to the Chuck Close hanging in your wall, make it the banner ad for the exhibition. You can even shop by color scheme, to fit it perfectly. $400-800. BUY

June 2, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Gawker ArtistsClipspringer has partnered with Gawker Artists, a division of Gawker Media (known as the parent company for Gizmodo, Lifehacker, and The Consumerist among others) to exhibit art from over 450 artists. See something you like on our Gawker sidebar space? Click on it, then click on the author’s name above his/her personal statement – and you’ll be taken to the artists personal webpage where you can usually make a purchase. You can even just refresh this page to see a range of work. Keep an eye out. ARTISTS

April 28, 2008 at 4:03 pm


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