Dissatisfied with the disconnect between his giant photo collection on the Internet and his bare walls at home, architect and photo-enthusiast Steven Johnson set out to create a picture frame that would let him show off his photostream in real life. The result was Thumbtiles — frameless frames designed for easy photo swapping rather than permanence. The 7-inch square frames are dead simple: each one is simply four removable wall dots and a transparent sheet that attaches to the dots using magnets.
Check out this video to get a sense of how they work:
Johnson is currently trying to raise funds for the project on Kickstarter. A $40 contribution will land you a 4-pack of tiles. They’re made for iPhone photos, but we think the design would be great for other standard sizes as well.