There is this service I just found today call Turning Art. It’s a website that sells artwork, which is nothing new, but it is also different from the other sites. With this site, you buy a monthly subscription at either $10 or $30, which depends on what frame size you want. For $10 a month all art will be in a 16″ x 20″ frame. For the $30 a month level all art will be in a 24″ x 30″ frame. You then can choose a picture or painting you like and they will ship it to you for free, frame and all. They will even include a nail!
The idea is that your home or office will never get old and boring with the same pictures on your wall. With this service you can change it up as often as you like. You only have to send the piece back if you cancel your subscription or you can buy what ever piece you like. While you are a subscriber you earn credit. Build up credit and you can make a purchase. If you like a piece, you can purchase it for a price, say $500. If you have 200 credits, then you would only pay $300.
So, is this a good idea? Does this perpetuate our throw away society even more? Would you be interested in having a service like this and do you think this kind of service apply to other areas? Imagine if Netflix offered a” buy this disk” option or Barnes and Noble with books. What do you think?