At Right Angle, owner Pablo Godoy and his staff of skilled artisans complete each framing project in-house at one of three locations. They use museum-quality materials such as anti-reflective glass, Bainbridge cotton, and acid-free mat-boards. Using moulding styles by Larson-Juhl, the shop provides handsome settings for everything from treasured paintings to family heirlooms such as your grandpa's favorite chair.
The Crop Shop protects memories from disappearing into the black hole of time by scrapbooking photos and memorabilia onto handsome heirloomable cardstock. Modern scrapbooking shuns the sticky and yellowed photo-ruining ways of the past, using acid-free, lignin-free paper goods to ensure snapshots linger for future generations like a cryogenically frozen 8-track tape. Deliver up to 100 photographs and/or various scrapbookable souvenirs to The Crop Shop’s friendly staff, who will creatively forge a 8”x8” scrapbook of custom art for your bookshelf, stuffed with 10 pages of reminiscence. This Groupon includes two yards of ribbon, four stickers, and a combo of 25 brads and eyelets, but further embellishments can be purchased to fortify your time capsule, stylishly informing the 22nd century of your failed attempt to crown yourself president.
After apprenticing with master framers in Yorkshire and London, Heba Elbanna opened Tresorie, where she designs custom frames that archive cherished memories and reflect her clients' unique tastes. Drawing on nine years of French matting experience, she carefully applies transparent watercolor washes and hand-inked lines around matted works of art. This technique, which first arose in the late 18th century, was nearly quelled by the Industrial Revolution, a time of great societal change when the rise of precise machinery made hands obsolete. Fortunately, 20th-century artists revived the French matting technique, and today Heba often incorporates the classic designs into the framing of modern art pieces as well as contemporary photographs.
When she isn't painting delicate lines, Heba and her staff source frames from Larsen-Juhl and Roma Moulding, which come in styles ranging from slim and minimalistic to wide and ornate. Staffers can protect photographs and prints with simple, clear glass as well as museum quality, UV-resistant glass that reduces glare from grouchy portraits. In addition to cutting single, double, and multi-windowed mats, Heba also displays three-dimensional pieces—such as antique pipes and fans—inside specially designed frames. Customers can view Heba's handiwork on her online gallery and peruse samples of her French matting.
The editors at Getty Images tell epic stories without words. Through their photographs, they touch on subjects ranging from war to pop culture to the tranquility of nature ?and Photos.com brings this vast catalogue to the public at large. Each image that makes its way onto the site has been hand-selected by Getty's team, and curated into more than 100 categories. These cover stunning landscapes, sports, and even specific cities, as well as the works of famous photographers like Slim Aarons, Ansel Adams and Margaret Bourke-White.
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Pixable enables users to create and print artistic photo books using the photos that they and their friends have stored on Facebook with additional content like captions or tagging information. In addition, users can combine photos transferred from Flickr and Picasa accounts or upload them from their hard drive.
New York Sports Clubs, part of Town Sports International's network of fitness loci, opens up a number of equipment-stocked facilities across New York to exercisers. Strength-training gear, such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls, molds muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Sessions on cardio machines, ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, inspire burnt calories to pack up and move to cooler climates. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draws from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, ensuring that no member has to jazzercise without a spotter. Each location rewards exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features such as babysitting, saunas, and steam rooms.