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What are the best photographs in the public domain?

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?
posted by melodykramer on Aug 11, 2013 - 20 answers

Art framing question - drawing a blank.

What are those plastic clips called that are used to hold together a very simply framed photo or drawing? [more inside]
posted by cellura p on May 4, 2013 - 9 answers

How high do we hang this picture?

How high should this picture be hung above the sofa? This high? Or lower? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Nov 25, 2011 - 69 answers

Please help me find more art with a surreal, ocean-related motif.

I'm looking for a specific kind of art involving people facing the sea...examples inside. [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Nov 19, 2010 - 9 answers

Art Deco Switchplate

Where can I find more switchplates like this? It's metal, something heavy, so not aluminum. Kinda art-deco style.
posted by allelopath on Aug 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me make a photo wall.

How can I decorate my living room wall with lots of photos without framing them or tacking each one up individually? [more inside]
posted by chummie26 on Jul 14, 2010 - 20 answers

Help me get some art.

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]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Who are your favorite Etsy artists who sell large-ish prints at reasonable prices?

Who are your favorite Etsy artists who sell large-ish prints at reasonable prices? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Apr 5, 2010 - 10 answers

What are some cheap decorating ideas for a grown up girly-themed apartment?

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]
posted by penguingrl on Mar 12, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me modernize this old space

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]
posted by pilibeen on Nov 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me find new art!

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]
posted by quodlibet on Jun 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Free high-res images for my walls?

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]
posted by zoomorphic on Jun 5, 2009 - 12 answers

I have modern furniture. Now what?

Help me find some modern accessories to go with my modern furniture. [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Oct 20, 2008 - 13 answers

Where to find old commercial

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]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Nov 12, 2007 - 12 answers

How to display a tea brick?

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]
posted by shiu mai baby on Aug 13, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me fake trompe-l'oeil in my bathroom.

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]
posted by shiu mai baby on May 8, 2007 - 10 answers

where can I find the right frames for these large pictures?

where can I find the right frames for these large pictures? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 1, 2007 - 5 answers

Cool periodic table.

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.
posted by frykitty on Jul 3, 2005 - 9 answers

Painted canvas stretching.

Is it possible to get an already painted canvas "stretched" over a frame? [more inside]
posted by arha on Mar 23, 2005 - 4 answers

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