No time like the present

October. A month associated with leaves changing colours, searching for kindling and matches, pumpkin paraphernalia  and seemingly, as the high-street would like us to believe, the start of the countdown to Christmas (79 days at time of writing!). We may still have almost a third of the year left till the present giving season, but the pressure finding the right present for the person who (you think) has everything has already begun.

Maybe 2012 is the year which we can crack this, working together with others sharing the same dilemma and choose something a bit different, something original, something gorgeous..?

Here are some helpful suggestions to get you started. Prices range from £125-£350 (for smallest sizes) including delivery. Gift vouchers also available from November.

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Perfect for: Sister, Sister-in-law, best friend, a lover of colours: Emma Lawrenson’s Camellia Bud III

Perfect for: The bachelor pad, cool older brother, owner of the loft apartment or just bare walls: Luke Woodford’s Rebirth III 

Perfect for: Contemporary Mother, owner of a bright kitchen or conservatory:  Emma Lawrenson’s Yellow Form II

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Perfect: A modern couple with a contemporary abode, sister or friend who needs calmness in their life: NDI’s Rushing Reeds

Perfect for: A brother or another who loves the blue hues, a print to modernise a bathroom: Emma Lawrenson’s Blue Curve

Perfect for: Updating your sister’s bedroom with an injection of colour,  a bride who had Gerbera’s in her bouquet: NDI’s Pop Art Gerbera 1

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With or without milk?

On a wet cold day the thirst for a cup of tea seems stronger, but not quite as strong as when you realise you’ve run out of milk! Without being able to rectify this situation in the very short-term, perhaps looking at some tea-related art will make the mind think it has had its quota of tea!Oriental Teapot Series

 

The Oriental Teapot series by photographer NDI connects a beautiful splash of turquoise, an air of subject mystery achieved by the narrow depth-of-field approach and circular symmetry through the teapot spout. The four individual image really complement each other when framed and grouped as shown and add colour, creativity and a sense of calmness to any room through the softness of the images. Guaranteed to be a talking point, the individual images are 254mm (w) x 381mm (h) and £145 each. All NDI’s work can be viewed and enjoyed here.

P(art)y is in the kitchen

Very much like ourselves, walls usually look best with a little covering up, and the kitchen is no exception. Art speaks volumes about you and your style and as visitors usually gravitate towards the kitchen (even if you don’t want them in there!), make sure you are expressing yourself appropriately in this room too.

With a personal penchant towards the appearance of apples and pears in my kitchen, this Marie Reville oil painting sits nicely in my kitchen, and there is something quite decadent about having original art in this room too.  Paul Wright’s Expanding Pears, viewable in the gallery, would look incredible in a large monochrome kitchen.

The Yellow Jug duo by Marie Reville would also add brightness and symmetry to a kitchen, or how about the gorgeous vibrancy of the limited edition print ‘Blue Curve’ from Emma Lawrenson?

If you’re not sure what would work in your kitchen, give our in-situ tool a try which allows you to view any of our art in your kitchen in minutes. All you need to do is find the piece you like and click on label next to it and press the in-situ tab at the bottom. Follow the easy instructions to load a photo of where that piece would go, and within a minute you’ll see that artwork in your kitchen. Simply position and scale. Keep trying till you find the one which looks the best.

You could have the best dressed kitchen before you know it!