Have you heard of 66degrees.com? I hadn’t either, until they came a’callin’. It’s a nice idea, sort of a social networking site for buyers of exclusive art and jewelry. Particularly useful if you, like we, are beginning to want to collect but have very little idea of where to start and not a lot of capital to invest. (Who knew that chimneys could be so expensive to fix? It’s going to cut into my MTM allowance.)
The site offers one of a kind and limited edition artworks “to suit all pocketbooks” as the saying goes. The pieces are made to order and range from photos to bracelets, oils to the beautiful “Gentlemen’s Semainaire”, a valet designed to organize the various sundries of modern life. It was designed by a Canadian of Dutch ancestry, John Wiggers, and is made of Curly Bird’s Eye Maple, Ebony and leather among other fine materials. And yes, he’s a green artist.
Now, I don’t have the USD$15,000 asking price (chim, chiminey, chim, chiminey, chim chim ch-rooo…), but it is one of a kind and it would inspire just about anyone to be neater, wouldn’t it?
I could begin to acquire a few pieces to fill my made-to-order semainaire… say these “soundpieces” by Danielle Crampsie. Just the thing for the music loving clotheshorse. I wonder if she takes requests?
(Full disclosure, I haven’t ordered anything from these folks yet and so I cannot recommend them unreservedly. However, they have been very responsive to emails and that may speak to their customer service. In the meantime, the site makes great eyecandy and the team behind it seem to be Canadian and are therefore, in my experience, very nice.)