Art

paintapic

We've all seen those paint-by-numbers kits, right?  Are the middle of the last century, the kits were hugely popular with adults.  I mostly see kits for kids these days, but there are a huge variety of detailed paint-by-number kits for adults on the internet.  You can certainly find an image to interest you should you [...]

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neon-mfg-signs

Before I got married, I found some pieces of neon light tubes and a power supply at a local "junk" shop, and I assembled them into a really beautiful, abstract art piece for my living room.  When I got married, I realized this huge light sculpture above my fireplace didn't exactly mesh with our new furniture, [...]

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taphanger-4

I love discovering a tool that I never knew existed that makes my life easier. That's is the perfect description for the TapHanger. It's a tool that makes my life easier. What does it do? It lets you hang a picture on your wall in less than a minute. You'll spend more time figuring out [...]

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pixeli5

Have you ever taken a picture and thought how wonderful it would be if you could recreate that picture as a piece of artwork? Unless you have an artist handy or are gifted with art skills yourself, the picture just stays a photograph. I've been happy to see services cropping up that will paint the [...]

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aluminyze2015-11

Roughly two years ago, I reviewed Aluminyze's photo printing product:  My own digital image printed on sturdy aluminum.  At the time, I chose a glossy finish.  I was given an opportunity to try something different. As before, there are only a few simple steps, but so many more options to choose from.  Now you can [...]

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cork-globe

Marking your travels by sticking a pushpin into a flat paper map is so passe!  Now you can mark your past and future travels directly on this 10” cork globe illustrated with simplified but clearly drawn continents and countries.  The globe is supported on a stainless steel base, and it even comes with some pins to [...]

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astropad

If you have a Mac, an iPad and also use Photoshop, you're going to be very interested in Astropad. Astropad is a new Mac and iPad application that turns your iPad into a professional graphics tablet for your Mac and Photoshop. When you install Astropad on your Mac and the iOS app on your iPad, [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Styluses
DesignLiner

If you like to draw or design you know how much of a pain it is to switch between different tools to make shapes or curved lines. The Charles Williams Company realized this and came up with the Design Liner, a current Kickstarter project. Made out of stainless steel, the Design Liner incorporates such things [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News

Even though we've lived in our new place for just over a year now, we still don't have enough artwork on the walls.  I'm trying to find some Mid-century prints and metal art for the walls, but I still like to leave room for pictures of loved ones.  When Picture It On Canvas offered The [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home, Kitchen, Reviews
framewraps

Adding or changing the artwork on your walls can be an expensive project. Even if you use your own images, you still have to get the pictures matted and framed, which is not cheap. Then there's the problem with doing it all over again when you start growing tired of looking at the same images on [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Home, Kitchen, News
matt-ferguson-star-wars-art

These Star Wars art prints by Matt Ferguson allow you to pay homage to your favorite movies and add some artwork to your home or office.  These prints are very limited edition.  If you want one, you'll need to place an order before Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 11:59PM ET.  The actual number of prints [...]

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between-the-lines

No, it's not that kind of coloring book!  Between the Lines is an "expert level coloring book", full of intricate drawings by Peter Deligdisch.  You'll need some sharp colored pencils, a very steady hand, and an ability to really keep it between the lines to color in these images.  The book has 22 hand-drawn images of "varying difficulties [...]

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mova-globes

Globes by themselves are both educational and cool, but MOVA globes take the cool factor to all new heights. These globes have a rotating inner sphere with graphics that is contained within a clear acrylic outer shell. The thin space between the inner globe and outer shell is filled with a clear fluid that buoyantly supports [...]

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synthespians-artwork

If you're a fan of robots (like our own Gadgeteer, Julie), you will probably want to find a place on your walls for this artwork by Scott Park.  Synthespians has a total of 66 of TV's and movie's most famous robots and synthetic beings.  You'll find Lt. Commander Data and WALL-E, Robocop and the Gunslinger [...]

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dale-mathis-3dcards

My heart skipped a couple beats when I first saw the 3D Metal Mechanized Playing Cards from artist Dale Mathis. I absolutely love gears and Steampunk style art, so I was very interested in learning more about Dale's Kickstarter project. First of all, the Tuck Box (the box that holds the playing cards) is the [...]

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lakeart-2

3D Lake Maps from Lakehouse Lifestyle are a very cool way to add unique artwork to the walls of your cabin or lakehouse. The maps use nautical charts along with laser cut wood slices to create a 3D "sculpture" that replicates shorelines, depths, bottom contours, streets and landmarks. The 3D Lake Maps are not limited [...]

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tenonedesign-pogoconnect-5

If you enjoy drawing, doodling and even writing with a stylus on your iPad, you will be interested in learning more about the Pogo Connect Bluetooth 4.0 stylus from Ten One Design. The Pogo Connect is a capacitive stylus with super powers. When used with a certain selection of drawing and note taking apps, line [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Styluses
pixuru-8

Pixuru (Pix-sue-roo) is an iOS and Android app that allows you to easily turn your snapshots from Facebook, Instagram and your phone's image gallery into real canvas, wood, metal or framed prints. They offered to let me try out their app and print service, so let's check out the results. Note: Images can be clicked to [...]

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buddha-board

The Buddha Board is a specially designed art board that you paint on with an included brush and water. That's right, you don't use paint or ink... just water. The zen aspect is that as the water evaporates your image will completely disappear. This is supposed to teach you to live in the now. Draw/write [...]

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squigglefish-ios-app

The SquiggleFish iPad app combines drawing on paper and iPad apps to entertain your child.  Your child draws and colors a fish on a piece of plain paper, then uses the iPad's camera to scan it in to the SquiggleFish app.  The app then animates the fish, making it seem to come to life.  It's [...]

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