The creative team of framers and decorators at Foursided stocks stacks of creative greeting cards and paraphernalia. The self-described "frame nerds" do more than cultivate a collection of stationery by planting paper seeds in nearby printing presses; they also place prints and objects into frames and furnish homes with original pieces by a handful of favored artists. Staffers also buy and sell vintage flash cards, puzzle pieces, and letter tiles harvested from a variety of objects.
Owner Todd Mack has worked in framing for 20 years, and he draws on his vast experience when custom mounting a broad spectrum of pieces. Vintage and recycled frames, archival framing, and shadow boxes are a few of the options available. Mack's interest in shadow boxes makes perfect sense to visitors who take a look at his own art, which assembles found photos and objects in forms that aren't always 2-D.
On HGTV's Urban Oasis, interior designer Vern Yip ornamented a luxury apartment with prints gathered from Foursided's expansive collection. In that collection, colorful shelves of letter blocks, maps, corks, baby-doll heads, and harmonicas turn personal, nostalgic objects into stylish new decorations. Candles, jewelry, and books round out the gift selections.
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Hanger 18 co-owners Tina and Mike Dixon stock shelves with brightly colored and quirky gifts, jewelry, and housewares. Punish a blazer with stinging pricks from hand-pressed buttons ($1.50 each), or hide shy nickels and agoraphobic dollar bills inside colorful handbags and wallets ($15–$26). Novelty items such as an inflatable moose head ($24) can add authenticity to a hunting-lodge-themed bouncy castle, and new moms and dads can gift their just-hatched offspring with bug-eyed plush Basheeshee Uglydolls ($20) and Rockabye Baby!’s lullaby renditions of U2 and Pink Floyd hits ($17).
Vincent Alain Photography immortalizes clients' important life events through adroit camerawork during in-studio and on-location shoots. A professional photographer snaps portraits and headshots, available in an array of prints and retouched digital images.