In the digital age, the perfectly penned paper missive has quintupled its dramatic impact as a means of communication. Get physical with today's deal: for $15 you get $30 to spend on anything at Paper Emporium. Since 1984, this cozy gift boutique has been scouring the world of paper products to unite the finest stationery, cards, and journals under one roof.Renaming himself Emperor Deft-Digits the First, his whimsical creations (small tables, frogs that really jumped) charmed the unaffiliated tribes until they all pledged their allegiance to him in exchange for his paper-bending secrets. Soon, of their own crafty compulsion, they expanded his kingdom, building paper churches, schools, and a primitive paper version of whirlyball, played in paper cars, in a paper shelter, but with a plum rather than a paper ball, for though paper could be freely folded, to crumple it was an abomination.
For more than 60 years, the mounting maestros at Rex Art Framing have accented and protected cherished family photos, heirlooms, and treasured works of art. In the show room, master framers with more than 30 years of experience can embellish individual pieces with eye-pleasing frames from a selection of hundreds of mouldings. Custom framing starts at about $50 for a basic 8"x10" frame, but prices will vary based on size, style of frame, and the artwork's degree of pricelessness.
Artist and founder Marta Echazarreta brings more than 18 years of custom-framing experience to Work of Art, encasing valuables from fine art to diplomas and jerseys. Reward graduates' academic rigor by encasing their diploma in a 1-inch black frame with a 1/4-inch mat and a 2-inch glass border ($120). Art collectors can swaddle fine paintings, lithographs, or Albert Einstein–autographed RoboCop 3 posters in a standard black or espresso frame ($56), then select from a variety of acid-free mats ($25 for a 24"x36" mat) to prevent picture yellowing.
After starting to scan their own wedding photos, DittoBee Photo Scanning’s founders realized that they wanted to be able to digitally share more of their memories, from childhood photos to pictures from the time they met. After learning how massive a project this was, they realized they could simplify the process for others through convenient digitization services. Now, they take photographs and videos to their climate-controlled facility, where skilled handlers don white gloves so as not to add fingerprints or smudges. They then use commercial-grade Kodak scanners to copy photographs at 300 or 600 dpi, creating digital images that will live on even after physical copies fade or are altered due to time travel incidents.
Jennifer Alvarez Photography specializes in capturing candid moments, transforming genuine emotion into cherishable portraits and high-resolution digital photographs. Cooing babies and canoodling lovebirds can schedule photo-snapping sessions at a site of their choosing to meet with a seasoned shutterbug. After a relaxed portrait-posing rendezvous, you’ll sift through thumbnails to find your favorite, then choose one to metamorphose into an 8"x10" print. As an added memory-memorializing bonus, portrait posers will also receive a CD stocked with up to 100 high-resolution digital images, which can be printed to adorn mantles, given as birthday gifts, or glued above bathroom sinks to replace broken mirrors.
Colorful neo-pop Brittos, a baby's onesie, and even a bat. These are just a few of the things Frames USA has framed, because, as they say, they can frame anything, except for wrongfully accused civilians. In their shop, framing options are nearly endless with more than 800 samples to mix and match. With everything from basic gold frames to elegant mahogany frames, the framers enhance and preserve memories. To match those mementos with the right frame, they craft one-of-a-kind pieces or use high-quality, pre-made frames. They can even design a picture wall. Picture walls consist of myriad frames strategically placed to give a collection a more powerful impact. Gifted with artful eyes, they consult with clients to get the most aesthetically pleasing display for their items.