Despite my best efforts to convince myself otherwise, my baby boy, and the one who made me a Mummy, is a soon to be fifteen year old and turning into a young man before my eyes. In the final months of Year 10, come September we hit that all important Year 11 when all of these years of education will finally come into play when he sits to take his GCSE’s. And whilst I am sure that he will sail through, as despite his protests he does really well academically, I remember being the same age and the amount of pressure I felt to succeed. So for that reason we have been planning a way to celebrate the end of school, coinciding with Lewis’s 16th birthday and my 40th birthday, with a trip to New York!
And so when Posterlounge gave us the opportunity to review some of their products, having spent an age looking through the site at all of the amazing prints, it felt like the perfect opportunity to decorate our office wall with the best motivator for the next 12 months – New York.
The great thing about Posterlounge, and something I haven’t seen before on similar websites, is that many of the prints are available in several different forms. The prints we chose, featuring black and white images from New York city, are available as a simple poster, on canvas, acrylic glass, as a gallery print, on forex, wood, Alu-Dibond, or even as a wall sticker. I was massively impressed with that and think the variety on materials and price means that everyone can find what they’re looking for, no matter what the budget.
We went for the Alu-Dibond which is printed on an aluminium composite panel (3mm) with a subtle colour rendering, a satin-like finish, and complete with wall brackets to hang. When the prints arrived I was so impressed with, not only the quality of the image but, just how light weight they were too. With full hanging instructions, and easy stick on fittings, my Dad and I put them up in just ten minutes for all three and the biggest issue was trying to work out the spacing between the three.
I am so impressed with the sharpness of the images, the glossy finish, and the way they fit so seamlessly against the wall. When Lewis came home from school and went into the office to do his homework he was really impressed with the new prints and said that as he sits doing his course work at the desk, looking up at scenes of New York is going to spur him on to do as well as possible which was my aim all along. Hopefully in a years time we will be counting down to our trip, I can’t wait!!
For anyone anyone wanting their own New York scenes, we went for the Chrysler Building, the Skyscrapers in New York, and the Streets of Manhattan. If you’re looking for something a little different you can see the whole range on the website here.
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