I am decorating a new apartment and would like to put some nice pieces of art on the walls. I love some of the photographs in the Library of Congress collection and have thought about having them blown up and printed high-res. Which brings me to my question: What are the best high-res images (in the public domain) floating around the Internet? Or collections of public domain high-res images that I can turn into posters?
What are those plastic clips called that are used to hold together a very simply framed photo or drawing? [more inside]
I'm looking for a specific kind of art involving people facing the sea...examples inside. [more inside]
Where can I find more switchplates like this? It's metal, something heavy, so not aluminum. Kinda art-deco style.
How can I decorate my living room wall with lots of photos without framing them or tacking each one up individually? [more inside]
I want to fill my living space with art. Looking for: oversized posters and prints with high quality and reasonable cost, original work by fringe/unknown artists, and objects that could be hung like art (tapestries, quilts, etc.). [more inside]
Who are your favorite Etsy artists who sell large-ish prints at reasonable prices? [more inside]
Making the apartment my own and I want it to SCREAM "girly." I am doing lace, pearls, and ruffles. What are some great design on a dime ideas or websites for additional design concepts? [more inside]
How can I introduce some color in my very brown apartment - AND - can you recommend some cheap sources for cool/hip furnishings & paintings? [more inside]
I really like art in the style of Hatch Show Print and Yee-Haw Industries. What other similar great artists am I missing out on? [more inside]
I have access to free printing on canvas paper, so I'd like to find some high-resolution (100 dpi minimum) images of neat illustrations and unusual images to frame. [more inside]
Help me find some modern accessories to go with my modern furniture. [more inside]
What happens to letters from demolished buildings? What happens to old lettering on commercial buildings in general? Of course, the real question is, can I get my hands on them? [more inside]
I need to figure out how to display a somewhat delicate tea brick in a shadow box I bought, without the brick disintegrating. [more inside]
I have a vision for decorating my bathroom. It sort of involves an amateurish take on trompe-l'oeil -- I know I've seen it before, but I can't think of where. I'm hoping the Hive can put me on the right path to creativity. [more inside]
where can I find the right frames for these large pictures? [more inside]
We're looking for a cool poster of the periodic table. This and this are considerations, but we'd rather have something more interesting. A poster of one of the early designs would be especially neato.
Is it possible to get an already painted canvas "stretched" over a frame? [more inside]