The Best Art to Give and Get this Holiday Season and Beyond
Because your friends and loved ones have enough candles to last a lifetime.
There's so much to consider when choosing art for your home: style, color, medium, just to name a few. Gifting it is an even more precarious proposition—after all, you have no idea where the work will be displayed or whether the recipient will even like the piece. But what if we told you we had eight secret sources for gorgeous, utterly giftable photography and art that are sure to guarantee you a spot in the winner's circle this Christmas? Here, our go-to favorites for making spirits bright for kids and grown-ups alike.
The stylist, branding and image consultant, illustrator, and all-around creative force paints watercolor images of everything from candy hearts and Valentino shoes to retro cocktails and cars.
The Boston-based curiosities shop started by Don Carney and John Ross is tops for one-of-a-kind accessories, from Astier de Villatte ring dishes to Miriam Haskell jewelry pieces. But what really has our design pulses racing is Ross's collection of fruit and floral still-life photography, which have all the moody light of a Singer Sargent painting.
More than a few times, this online gallery has come through in a pinch for the Lonny team during last-minute photo shoots. In addition to gorgeous, collectible paintings, photography, and more, the company offers 20-month financing, so you can pay off your art habit as you go.
NAT EN VOYAGE
Love that Gray Malin print but not the hefty price tag? Photographer Natalie Obradovich documents her seaside travels in a series of ocean-inspired works that ignite the perfect amount of wanderlust.
Lonny's favorite textile designer also offers a capsule collection of feminine watercolor prints inspired by nature and sketches in her notebook.
PERMANENT PRESS EDITIONS
Founded by Shana Faust and Alexa Mulvihill—two friends who honed their art directing and styling skills at Martha Stewart Weddings—the year-old company offers original, archival-quality photographs in a variety of themes and genres and won't have you scraping the pennies trapped in your couch to pay for them.
The online gallery works with up-and-coming artists to create limited-edition contemporary artwork of all kinds, from urban landscapes to abstract paintings.
The coolest way to immortalize your keepsakes, photographer Shana Novak takes museum-quality photographs of your most treasured possessions for generations to enjoy.