Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Adding Art To Every Part Of Life

Art is everywhere. From architecture to those paper sleeves covering our favourite take-away beverages, design is an integral part of modern life. And while much of the everyday art with which we come into contact might go unnoticed, it’s possible to better appreciate art for what it is when we see it in our own homes.

The right artwork in the right room can do wonders to elevate a space and give visitors a bit more insight into the work’s owner. Art can also be used to create a specific kind of atmosphere or tie an area together around a unique focal point.

While commercial prints offer a ground-floor entry into art ownership and the beginnings of creating a ‘home’, there’s nothing quite like owning an original piece. Admittedly, original artwork is more expensive. But, for those who can afford it, the investment is worth it – from being guaranteed a piece that no one else has to supporting and empowering local artists and business, which is great for the economy. Another benefit of owning original works is that even a lower-end purchase is likely to increase in value over time.

For those looking for less ‘run-of-the-mill’ pieces but who simply cannot afford original works, there is, thankfully, a growing middle ground, with many artists offering their own prints directly to consumers. This means that it’s possible to purchase an artwork that better fits a small budget while also being assured that fewer of your friends will own the same thing.

And to make matters even more interesting, some artists, like David deSotogi, are fully embracing the concept that art can be displayed anywhere and in different forms. This means that from coffee mugs to towels and pillowcases, the possibilities are almost endless for incorporating different artworks into and across all aspects of life.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Stats: Auckland’s Population Falls For The First Time
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand’s population growth slowed down with Auckland recording a population decline for the first time ever, Stats NZ said today. “New Zealand saw slowing population growth in all regions... More>>

BusinessNZ: Third Snapshot Report Reveals $9.5 Billion Business Investment In Climate Action

Signatories to the Climate Leaders Coalition have committed to invest $9.5 billion over the next five years to reduce emissions from their businesses, as revealed in their third anniversary snapshot report released today... More>>

Digitl: The home printer market is broken
Printers are more of a security blanket that a serious aid to productivity. Yet for many people they are not optional.
Even if you don’t feel the urge to squirt ink onto dead trees in order to express yourself, others will insist on printed documents... More>>

Retail NZ: Some Good News In COVID Announcements, But Firm Dates Needed

Retail NZ is welcoming news that the Government is increasing financial support for businesses in light of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, and that retail will be able to open at all stages of the new “Covid Protection Framework... More>>

ComCom: Companies In Hot Water For Selling Unsafe Hot Water Bottles And Toys

A wholesaler and a retailer have been fined a total of $140,000 under the Fair Trading Act for selling hot water bottles and toys that did not comply with mandatory safety requirements. Paramount Merchandise Company Limited (Paramount) was fined $104,000 after pleading guilty in the Manukau District Court... More>>

Reserve Bank: Robust Balance Sheets Yield Faster Economic Recovery

Stronger balance sheets for households, businesses, financial institutions and the government going into the pandemic contributed towards maintaining a sound financial system and yielding a faster economic recovery than following previous deep recessions... More>>