Look what Menno gave to us!

If you’ve been to Shook recently, then you probably noticed a lot of changes. Right now it’s pretty hard to miss Menno. So I thought it could be nice to find out a bit more about him and why he posted so many awesome things to Shook.

       Meet Menno 

Menno came from a family of hoarders and thrifers. His parents and grandparents had a passion for antiques and quirky vintage items. They taught him to look for interesting items wherever he went and to appreciate art and design; so that’s exactly what he did. He traveled all over Europe and bought most of his collection at auctions, flea markets and little vintage shops.

Since Menno has such a passion for antiquing, he usually just adds things to his own personal collection. There’s only one problem with that — there’s only so much space to put everything! However Menno turned this into his own personal philosophy. When he acquires new things he lets something else go, that way other people can enjoy them and he gets to live in a house with an ever-changing decor.

Out of all the items Menno has, he doesn’t have a favorite. What he loves most is the ambience in his house all of the items create together. It’s a combination between all of the colors, shapes and architecture that gives him such a positive feeling.

It’s hard to pick out just one thing Menno posted, because they are all so exquisitely beautiful. Here are a couple for you to sample, but make sure you log in and register with shook.co so you can see all of them.

                 

 

                      

 

              

 

Happy choosing, and thanks Menno for all of the great stuff! Visit Shook here.

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How to Set the Price: 4 Must Read Blog Posts

At Shook, we know it can be difficult to put a price next to what your trying to sell. Do you price it high to make the most money? Do you price it low to guarantee that it sells? I hope that the following blog posts can help answer some of these questions for you.

Conversion XL: The way that you price your product has an affect on people. Keep in mind that most people don’t always know how to price things fairly. If you give them more options of different prices, it can help customers understand what the best price is for them.

INC: Pricing your product can be one of the most difficult things to do. Some factors to consider when pricing your products are to know your customer, know your cost, know your revenue target, know your competition and know where the market is heading. Your product price should vary depending on what the market is willing to pay, how your company and product are perceived in the market, what your competitors charge and whether the product is highly visible and frequently shopped and compared.

Artbistro: Make sure you are aware of these guidelines before posting your art to sell. 1.) Prices are based in part, on medium. 2.) Prices are also based, in part, on size. 3.) All prices must be relative to one another. 4.) Your prices must be consistent.

Marketing, Confidence, and Time: Make your offer better than any one else’s. Make people feel that they need to have what you are offering; don’t sell it on the price.

Make sure that you are setting a fair and reasonable price (for you and your buyer) when you post an item to Shook. Anyone else have any other tips of how to price an item? Need additional advice on how to set your price? Comment below and let us know!

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Luck is on Shook’s side: This artwork is stunning

No one is luckier than Shook because Shook gets to see a lot creativity with some items that are posted. So far, we have seen things from old computers and new tablets to exquisite and unique paintings that are true works of art. Recently, John uploaded some very lovely paintings, jewelry and medals that you need to see for yourself.

By Hand and Leg

King of the Park

Palette

September

Embrace

Buddha

Dragon

If you’re an artist, like John, then Shook would love to feature your item as well. You can upload your artwork at: www.shook.co


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The 3 Beauties

Brian is a brilliant artist who is committed 100% to abstraction. His paintings speak for themselves. They are alluring, magnificent, stunning and all unique from the rest. Brian conveys his feelings through contrast and texture. His paintings inspire him to create geometric shapes, lines, scratches, brush marks and movement onto the canvas. The artists who have influenced Brian the most are Virginia Cobb and Richard Diebenkorn.

The three paintings that he listed on www.shook.co are all acrylic on canvas. Don’t miss out on your chance to bid for Brian’s Paintings.

Colonial

The Awkward Quiet in the Room

Inverted Mirror

Inverted Mirror

All of these paintings are ready to be hung — no need for a frame!

You can find more information about Brian here: http://abstractsbybrian.wordpress.com


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