Homes & Gardens

Like Love Want

Discover contemporary art on this interactive intuitive website.

So this is your makeup; you’re a fan of the Affordable Art Fair, you hanker after a stroll around Frieze, you wander round with sheer unadulterated glee at the RA summer show, you’re an aficionado if ever there was one and you’re always on the hunt for exciting ways of discovering contemporary art. You stumble across new site Like Love Want, it excites you, it thrills you, it’s the beginning of a veritable love affair – because at this domain art is presented in a whole new light; yes it’s an online gallery with a quite magical USP; hand selected artists, their works displayed on an interactive intuitive website. Now that’s what we call forward thinking.


Is at the forefront, because the striking works from a whole host of inspiring contemporary artists (including renowned British painter Paul Wright) are displayed on a horizontal scrolling wall; an incredible facility that allows the viewer to see the works as hanging in a veritable gallery.


The In-situ facility just has to be commended; this is genius thinking from the bright minds behind Like Love Want (the name originating from the process of emotion a buyer experiences on viewing a piece of art they love). Just upload a photo of your chosen room, impose the work of art over the top and then position and scale the piece into place. Tada! The work is (virtually) on your wall – now all you have to do is buy it! Repeat with multiple pieces until you’ve found the one you’re happy with.


A fan of a variety of art styles? Then this is your go-to destination, with oil paintings, abstract and macro photography, screen prints, works on paper, original art and limited edition prints all at your fingertips. All the art is hand selected, sourced by the experienced hands of Kirsten Doddy, highly esteemed Managing Director of Like Love Want.


Is the name of the game, in fact just viewing the site on a lunch break will more than lift your spirits; this is one beautifully designed portal with more than a nod towards the chic elegant space of New York’s Guggenheim Museum. If you’re a fan of that aesthetic, this is your destination domain.


Your preference is their priority, and Kirsten and her team have put their all into bringing you the best user experience possible. View the entire collection via the main gallery or in genre or topic specific smaller collections. Search via keywords or delve deeper into the work of a particular artist via their About the Artist page. Registered users can also curate their own collections with the simple click of a Like Love Want button when hovering over a particular work.


This is the way art should be viewed… We like it, we love it, we want it – all of it.

July 2012