Duplantier Fine Framing's art wranglers corral wayward images from masterpieces to family photos within the bounds of their well-wrought custom frames. Preserve a 16”x20” or 18”x24” piece between the sleek lines of basic metal moulding, with premium glass and foam-core backing to ensure comfortable displays for well-appointed portraits or oversize lottery checks (pieces start around $100). Prints 14”x18” earn well-deserved breathing room with spacers between the print and glass, the extra air adding unmated buoyancy to newborn pastels. Although prices fluctuate based on size, selection, and Brazil's watercolor harvest, every frame is custom-made, by hand using state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring that memorabilia stays attractively preserved for years to come.
Revelle’s Art & Framing by Design offers high-quality frames, framing supplies, and an assortment of artwork and jewelry designed by local artists. Prices vary according to the size and nature of the project, but frame-seekers can enhance the edges of family photos or rare collectors’-item nude portraits of Herbert Hoover with a custom 11”x14” frame ($50), chosen from a select group that includes black-, gold-, and silver-lined frames featuring anti-UV-ray glass, archival matting and backing, and a strong magnetic attraction to walls. Customers can also opt to shop the shop’s selection of New Orleans Saints memorabilia, soy candles, artisan jewelry, and decorative fleur-de-lis crafts hand-made by modern French monarchs.
The staff at Alltmont's Fine Custom Framing works with clients to devise unique combinations of frames and archival materials to protect photos, paintings, portraits, and memorabilia. Under the direction of expert framer Jeff Alltmont, Alltmont's Fine Custom Framing encloses wall hangings of all types in elegant, expertly crafted edgings. Within a large, bright workshop and retail space, customers peruse thousands of frame samples that adorn the walls in a single-file parade of right angles, displaying all available custom-frame colors, styles, and sizes. The friendly craftspersons at Alltmont's Fine Custom Framing obligingly advise customers in the process of designing the frame that gives their picture the snazziest hug, including custom mirrors, cork, and chalkboards. Each piece of Alltmont's handiwork is specially fitted to the specific treasure it houses, whether priceless works of art, pride-inducing diplomas and awards, or prized Vincent van Gogh Super Bowl jerseys.
Skip N' Whistle adorns torsos and mid-sections in screen-printed T-shirts, with more than 500 designs in its catalog. Celebrate elephantine short-term memory loss with a Horton Hears A Who Dat! T-shirt ($25), or exile yourself to a Saint Helena of comfort and style with the Napoleon T-shirt ($25). Women can wear the watery horizon of the NOLA Sunset shirt ($28.50), and dudes can give their closet nightmares with an officially licensed Morgus the Magnificent tee ($22). For sports fans seeking new threads, Skip N' Whistle also serves up the Pelicans love Drew shirt, or television fans can try guessing the numerous answers derived from the What would MacGyver do? tee.
Kyle Dairgreport, the owner of Framed by Kyle, has been building frames for more than 30 years. He draws on those decades of experience to deftly display and protect paintings, photographs, or important documents behind glass. To extend pieces' longevity, he can suit them up in acid-free matting, which prevents discoloration, and UV-deflecting glass, which guards photographed faces from suffering a sunburn. Kyle helps customers place custom orders without leaving their homes. He makes house calls with a book of frame and mat samples in tow, and then delivers the client-designed frames when they're finished.