Monthly Archives: March 2014

Affordable Art & Original Art For Sale

If you’re in the market for original art direct from emerging artists then is the solution for you. You can browse and view art on our website direct from the artists and also make a great investment in emerging artists and their original artwork.

Our original Art for Sale is unique and not only looks great when decorating your home but gives you the pride and reassurance in knowing that no one else will have the exact same piece of art on their walls.

Buying original art can be expensive, but Art Unlocked makes it possible to buy directly from the artists for an economical price. Art Unlocked sells affordable art from a variety of up and coming artists. Art Unlocked offer a wide range of original art for sale, including traditional landscapes, abstract works, still life and animal paintings.

Delivery to the UK is including in the price of the artwork, so you don’t have to worry about hidden shipping costs, just order your original artwork online now and we’ll deliver straight to your home with no additional charge.

We’re even so confident in our handpicked original art work that we offer a 14 day “No Quibble” return policy so if you’re not happy with your new art piece, whatever  the reason, you can return it to us for a full refund.

Your purchase not only goes towards supporting emerging “new blood” artists, but provides a great investment for you at the same time. And let’s be honest with interest rates being the way they are your better off investing in original art and enjoying the art piece on your wall, than watching your money do nothing in your bank account!

Art unlocked hand pick the artwork you see on our website so you have access to affordable art that is not displayed elsewhere and you can rest assured that you are investing in a quality and truly unique piece of artwork at a great price.

Along with the wide choice of art available on the website, there is also the option to commission a work of art. You can choose the subject and style, whether it’s a traditional family portrait or an abstract work of art to match the décor of a room. This option allows total flexibility, as you can tailor the piece to suit your needs. You will be given updates on the work through photographs, and if you want to view the work in person, this can be arranged.

Art Unlocked can provide you with the opportunity to own an original piece of art, without having to the pay the prices charged at expensive galleries and auction houses. This is a great solution for those who want to own original art but who may be on a budget. As well as providing affordable art to buyers, Art Unlocked also helps to promote new artists by making their work accessible to a large number of potential customers.

So buy affordable, original artwork from our hand picked artists and start building your contemporary art collection today!

Shopping for Lighting Online – 10 Top Tips

Taking you search for lighting online is a great way to ensure that you get the widest possible range at the best available prices. However as you can’t actually see the product you are going to purchase the shopping process is significantly different from the conventional in-store experience. Here are our top 10 tips to help make your online light buying mission a shining success!

  1. 1.    Decide on a size

The first thing to do when shopping online for lighting is to determine what size you need. Whether you’re looking for ceiling lights, sconce fixtures or table lamps, noting the size of the area and ordering a suitable product is crucial!

  1. 2.    Consider the effect

Lighting is not only practical but also has the power to create mood, atmosphere and ambience at the flick of a switch. According to Home Base “using lighting to create a mood in your home can be the difference between a good or bad dinner party, a relaxing or disruptive atmosphere and a comfortable or uncomfortable home. It really is an essential part of your home life”. When you’re shopping for lighting online consider what your overall aim is and choose a product accordingly.

  1. 3.    Will it fit?

If you already have an item and are shopping for something to go with it, make sure you choose wisely. You don’t want to end up ordering a lampshade that doesn’t fit your base or a pack of light bulbs that are screw in when you need bayonet.

  1. 4.    Choose a style

While you might be head over heels for that bright orange 1950’s style lamp, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to go well with your elegant cream themed living room. Think about what is going to match to avoid any unwanted clashes!

  1. 5.    Shop around

While there are several great websites that stock a variety of different brands and styles, there is no single retailer that sells an absolutely comprehensive range. This means you need to shop around!

  1. 6.    Use your printer

While it is no substitute for physically seeing the product, printing out pictures of your favourite options and flicking through them at your leisure can be a great help in the decision making process.

  1. 7.    Read the small print

Make sure you thoroughly read through the fixture descriptions and measurements. This can be tedious but at the end of the day you want a light that is going to fit.

  1. 8.    Communicate

Just because you’re buying online it doesn’t mean you can’t reap the benefits of customer service. Most companies will have help lines dedicated to answering customer questions and helping solve any problems. Use them!

  1. 9.    Google it

Once you’ve decided on a product, Google the name and use results to compare prices, shipping costs, delivery times and availability. This is a great way of saving time and money!

  1. 10.  Check your order

Lighting can often consist of an array of small fiddly bits so double check you’ve received everything, make sure nothing is broken and keep the packaging and receipt just in case.

Follow these simple tips and you can ensure that your online lighting shopping experience is a triumph!


Written by Ian Holbrook – owner of Premier Lampshades, the home of handmade bespoke lampshades and lampshade restoration services.

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Gutters Can Do Their Jobs Better

In bowling, getting your ball in the gutter is generally a bad thing. People lying in the gutters of a street are also not in the best of situations, but having gutters on your home is, in fact, a good thing. Companies like TMK Ventures want to help you make sure that you have gutters that are easy to maintain and that do the job that they are designed to do.

Gutter’s Job

If you had an employee who did not do what he or she was hired to do, you wouldn’t keep that employee around for very long unless your company had a remediation program that would help that employee clean up his or her act. Your gutters have a job to do, but when they get clogged with leaves and debris from the roof, you have to clean them up much like you might try to do for an employee. It isn’t like you can fire the gutters without causing burn damage to the home. Unfortunately, the cleanup job that you have to do may be difficult and dangerous for you.

Life Without the Gutters

You might be tempted to just tear down the gutters and let the water flow where it may. This, however, would lead to the rain flowing wherever it wanted to, which means that it would be inconvenient to enter or leave the home during a downpour, and your home’s foundation could be in trouble.

The Easy Solution

Chances are that you do not like crawling on your roof or climbing a ladder twice a year to clean out your gutters. It is necessary, but it isn’t always safe, and it isn’t comfortable. That is why companies like TMK Ventures provide options to keep your gutters covered. These guards allow only water into the gutter system. Leaves and debris do not get in, so there is relatively little cleanup involved. That means less time on a ladder or on the roof for you; however, if you are going to miss that, you could always get out the kites and Frisbees and “accidently” get them stuck on the roof.

Impress Your Customers with High Quality, Inexpensive Sunglasses

Sunglasses aren’t just an accessory that can add the finishing touch to an outfit; they actually serve a very distinct purpose – they protect the eyes from the damaging rays of the sun.
When it comes to the sunglasses that you sell in your store, you want to offer great styles at affordable prices, but you don’t want to skimp on the quality. While it may not be obvious to the naked eye, there is quite a difference between cheap sunglasses and high quality sunglasses. Wondering what that difference is? Keep on reading to find out.

Difference Between Cheap and High Quality Sunglasses

While sunglasses may seem like they are just an accessory, they actually serve a very practical and important purpose; they shield the eyes from the damaging rays of the sun. Sun damage to the eyes can lead to a number of problems, including floaters, potential vision loss and permanent and lasting damage. One of the biggest differences between high quality and cheap sunglasses is the type of protection they offer from sun rays. High quality sunglasses are made to shield the eyes from the UVA and UVB rays that the sun lets off, and it is these rays that damage the eyes. Cheap sunglasses typically don’t offer this protection, which means that they are purely function as an accessory.

Another big difference between the high quality and cheap sunglasses is their durability. Cheap sunglasses are usually flimsy and break easily, while higher quality glasses feature strong frames and lenses, so they’ll last a long time.

If you sell sunglasses, you are going to want to offer your customers an inventory of high quality sunglasses at affordable prices. When you shop at Miami Wholesale Sunglasses, that’s exactly what you will find.

Printing in America

Printing things can be one of the easiest things you can do in your spare time provided that you know the right place and the right people who will do it for you at an affordable price. When I think about such places or people, immediately comes to my mind and for the right reason. You can always see for yourself what they can do for you.