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Novelty Clocks That Look Like Camera Gear

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Want to keep time with a clock inspired by camera gear? Here’s a roundup of timepieces based on cameras, lenses, and rolls of film. (Note: The clocks on this list may or may not still be available for purchase.)
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Mall Turns Customers’ Portraits Into Wrapping Paper for Presents

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Here’s a neat idea that combines photography with Christmas spirit: the Plaza Ginza shopping center in Tokyo, Japan has been running a fun event called “I Wrap You.” Instead of wrapping gifts with generic wrapping paper, the center is snapping photos of customers on the spot to create gift wrap featuring their faces.
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CameraBands: Turn Your Junkyard-Bound Camera Gear Into Custom Rings and Bracelets

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In Brook, Indiana, a town of about 1,000 people, there’s a small business called CameraBands that specializes in recycling camera equipment into bracelets and rings. If you ever break your favorite gear far beyond repair (i.e. it’s destined for the junkyard), you can ship it to CameraBands instead of tossing it to have it transformed into very different forms.
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Frameworks One: A Backlit Photo Frame Inspired by the World of Vinyl Records

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What if displaying your favorite photos were more like playing your favorite vinyl records? A couple of Swedish designers want to introduce a similar ecosystem of “discs,” sleeves, and “players” to the world of photo frames. The idea is called the Frameworks One, a backlit frame for printed photos that can quickly be physically swapped in and out.
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Test Your Perception of Color with this 1000 Piece Puzzle of the CMYK Color Gamut

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How good are your eyes at seeing colors? Over the years, we’ve shared a number of online color matching games that help you test this. 1000 Colours is an offline game for the same thing: it’s a jigsaw puzzle consisting of 1000 pieces that cover the CMYK color gamut.
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Depict is a Giant and Gorgeous 4K Digital Frame That Does Photos Justice

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Digital picture frames often steal attention away from the photos they display — the quality and resolution on most displays don’t always do photos justice and end up detracting from the viewing experience. Depict is a new frame that wants to revolutionize the experience of displaying and viewing art digitally.

It’s a giant and beautifully made frame that can display high resolution photographs in 4K.
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PetaPixel Photography Gift Guide 2014

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We’re a bit late this year, but here’s the latest edition of our holiday gift guide! Unlike other photography gift guides you might find this holiday season, ours is more lighthearted and geared more toward novelty gifts than serious gear.
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A Camera-Shaped Case for Your Contact Lenses

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Here’s a camera-shaped case you can use to carry your lenses around — not your camera lenses, but your contact lenses. The covers snap on tightly to keep your lenses safe from dirt and scratches when they’re not in use, and the 2x3x.8-inch case is a perfect size for traveling.

They can be purchased for $6 each over in the store of San Francisco-based design GAMAGO.

CollageMo Helps You Turn Your Photos Into Beautiful Collages for Your Wall

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Want to decorate your wall with a collage of your photos, but don’t want to spend the time, energy, and money required to make it happen? CollageMo can help. It’s an app that does for photo collages what Mosaic does for photo books.
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Polaroid’s Instagram Logo Look-a-Like Camera, the Socialmatic, Gets an Official Release Date

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After three years of teasing and a handful of tentative release dates that have come and gone, the Polaroid Socialmatic instant printing digital camera officially has a release date. As in, an actual day… not just a month or quarter.

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