How to get an art appraisal done

So you have a piece of art you inherited from a dead relative and you don’t particularly like it. So, you decide to sell it. But how much do you sell it for? That’s where art appraisals come in. This is the process of analysing art to decide how much it is worth in the […]

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iPhone 6 set to launch in August – is it true?

Early in May 2014, Reuters broke the news that Apple’s iPhone 6 was rumoured to be launching in August 2014 (and not in September, which is the month typically associated with iReleases). It doesn’t seem like that long ago that a big hullaballoo was being made about the iPhone4, 4S, and 4C, and then it […]

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Is your smartphone protected from malware?

Is your smartphone protected from malware? It’s not the first thing you think of when browsing the cell phone specials on your service provider’s website, and it’s probably not something you’d consider purchasing software for after signing up for the latest contract. Smartphone security, protection from malware, and providing a firewall between your smartphone data (and […]

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What is fine art photography?

What is fine art photography?    Marlene Neumann was chosen as one of the top three women photographers in South Africa at the National Mbokodo Awards for Women in the Arts. When you see her photos, it is easy to see why her body of work exemplifies what is ‘fine art photography’. Fine art photography […]

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Live bidding at Stephan Welz and phenomenal results

Live bidding at Stephan Welz and phenomenal results At the end of May 2013, another exciting Stephan Welz & Co. Decorative and Fine Arts Auction was announced, which would take place in Constantia at The Great Cellar on Alphen Estate, on 4-5 June 2013. While one of the main pieces of interest was a silkscreen by […]

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Get clothes straight from the runway… on sale!

Get clothes straight from the runway… on sale! Imagine you belonged to an entirely exclusive club and had access to unique sale goodies that non-members didn’t even know about. Maybe you know about the website, but unless you sign up, there’s no way to see what’s on sale or be able to get your hands […]

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Tips to avoid online auction fraud

Tips to avoid online auction fraud The convenience of online shopping has eliminated the petrol and time required to get into a car and drive to a store to purchase necessary items, including everything from pet supplies to high end electronics. The added layer of convenience comes when normally expensive store goods are not only […]

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Visit State of the Art’s online gallery

Visit State of the Art’s online gallery When talking about buying art – whether from galleries or at art auctions – you may have heard the advice to do thorough research before buying art from an online gallery. The question arises of how you know you’re getting what you paid for; how the “real deal” […]

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Buying DIY furniture online

If you’ve just bought a new house or if you’re doing some redecorating, we agree that buying new furniture is an exciting activity. However, with the range of products available on the market – local and international – you can’t be blamed for feeling anxious about where to buy, what to buy, and what to […]

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How to identify antique furniture

How to identify antique furniture In this era of new gadgets, new trends, and new conveniences, fewer and fewer people have time for the old things of the world: timeless art, 16th century poetry, horses and carriages, and antique furniture. However, since there is a limited amount of antique furniture left in the world that […]

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How to get an art appraisal done

So you have a piece of art you inherited from a dead relative and you don’t particularly like it. So, […]

iPhone 6 set to launch in August – is it true?

Early in May 2014, Reuters broke the news that Apple’s iPhone 6 was rumoured to be launching in August 2014 […]

Is your smartphone protected from malware?

Is your smartphone protected from malware? It’s not the first thing you think of when browsing the cell phone specials on […]

What is fine art photography?

What is fine art photography?    Marlene Neumann was chosen as one of the top three women photographers in South […]

Live bidding at Stephan Welz and phenomenal results

Live bidding at Stephan Welz and phenomenal results At the end of May 2013, another exciting Stephan Welz & Co. Decorative […]

Get clothes straight from the runway… on sale!

Get clothes straight from the runway… on sale! Imagine you belonged to an entirely exclusive club and had access to […]