Typically, the only people who would take a marker to your pictures would be your kids when you’re not paying attention. But wouldn’t it be at least a little fun to pretend you were a kid again, take out a marker, and just go to town on a few of your photos?
Designer Brian Khouw obviously thinks so, which is why he came up with a concept picture frame dubbed the Vandalijst — a frame that actually encourages you to doodle on your photos. Read more…
Do you have old large format film holders lying around that you no longer have any use for? You can breathe new life into them by transforming them into nifty picture frames.
What do you get when you combine an accent light with a picture frame? Answer: the Geode. It’s a new product by San Francisco-based home furnishing shop Ghost Nest that lets you light up a space while showing off your favorite photographs.
Want to enjoy your favorite Instagram feeds through a picture frame on your wall or desk? Instacube is a product designed for you. Created by design group D2M, the Android-powered frame is completely designed around viewing and interacting with Instagram photographs.
If you grew up enjoying 3D stereoscopic photos using a View-Master, then this picture frame is sure to cause a pang of nostalgia. It’s a giant photo frame for your wall that’s shaped like the paper slide holders used by the popular children’s toy. It’s sold by online shop Unkl347, but you might be hard pressed to find it in stock.
Wall Frame (via The Fancy)
Check out this unique picture frame by Urban Outfitters. The Sunglasses Photo Frame is a “kooky oversized sunglasses picture frame” that shows your 3.5×2.75 photos through the two lenses. The temple arms work as a stand for the frame.
Michele over at The Scrap Shoppe offers this handy trick for hanging picture frames: hammer a nail through a clothespin and use it to determine nail placement. Simply hang the picture on the clothespin nail, figure out where you want to place the frame, and then push the clothespin into the wall to make a small indent. Voila! Target acquired.
Picture Frame Hanging Tip (via Lifehacker)
P.S. Last month we shared a similar trick that uses toothpaste.
Image credits: Photographs by Michele/The Scrap Shoppe
Have trouble figuring out exactly where you need to hammer in a nail when hanging up a picture frame? The Industrial Cottage suggests using toothpaste. Simply dab a small amount onto the end of the picture hook, and gently tap the hook into the wall when you find the desire location for your frame. The mark left by the toothpaste is where you’ll need to put in a nail. Just remember to wipe off the toothpaste from the wall and from the frame when you’re done!
(via The Industrial Cottage via Lifehacker)
Steven Alan and Ben Boutwell made this clever little short of themselves taking photos with a magical picture frame. It’s titled “Frame of Mind”.
Always looking to upcycle her old things, entrepreneur Heidi Lehto came up with the idea of turning VHS cassette cases into 3D picture frames that have a secret storage compartment. She drilled the case into the wall using a couple of screws, and uses it as an easy-to-access business card holder.