The specialists at Mr. Frame It take pride in preserving and enhancing memories in all of their physical embodiments—from artworks and photographs to prized sports souvenirs. They draw on more than 1,000 samples from brands such as Larson-Juhl to create custom frames that either serve as focal points or blend in with room decor. In addition to encasing children’s artwork and family portraits, the staff stretches canvases, mounts mirrors, and builds shadow boxes to house awards and first-edition time-share brochures.
For more than 25 years, the experienced art and design consultants at Framing Establishment and Fairfax Gallery have been guiding customers as they select from a collection of more than 5,000 frames. Hand-carved, leafed, and metal picture huggers come customized to fit any image or memento, all of which the gallery picks up, delivers, and installs for free throughout the continental United States. Customers can give cherished images the treatment they deserve with custom mouldings from a variety of manufacturers, plus trimmings such as gold and wooden frames, mat accents, and foam-core backings.
Visiting customers can peruse the store’s gallery of local and Florida artists, gorging eyes on a feast of contemporary and traditional landscapes, still-life works, and sculptures. Artists can also be commissioned to craft custom artwork, helping gussy up a drab wall or take the place of a broken windshield.
Home Video Studio audio-visual wizard Miguel Salas preserves homegrown memories by salvaging footage from decay-prone VHS or camcorder film and transferring it to an archival DVD. Converted discs guard against age more effectively than older magnetic-tape preservation, and Miguel transfers each frame from VHS, VHS-C, Betamax, 8mm, Hi8 tape, MiniDV, and MiniDVD formats into easy-to-store digital glory. Chapter markers are automatically inserted at breaks in filming, allowing discerning viewers to skip through their siblings' break-dance recitals and get straight to the cold-case evidence of a murdered 11th-birthday piñata.
In 2009, Melissa Garnier opened a small produce co-op, seeking to save money on her grocery bill while providing her five children with healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables. Today, that co-op has grown into The Neighborhood Garden, a company that regularly supplies 200 Jacksonville families with fresh meats, local honey, dairy goods, and certified organic produce from Albert's Organics in Sarasota. Patrons can pick up pre-ordered edibles from 17 locations, or opt for delivery service.
Jacksonville Magazine informs the population of Florida's largest city with five publications that cover a wide gamut of content, including local news, economic issues, notable restaurants, wedding planning, and influential residents. The flagship magazine arrives monthly to enlighten subscribers about the happenings in their city; recent features include an assessment of the care provided at local hospitals, an evaluation of local schools, and a guide to local lounges for those who enjoy late-night revelry or reviewing different barstools. The bimonthly 904 magazine keeps readers abreast of the region's continued economic growth, the business moguls driving the city, as well as topics including personal finance, business travel, and networking.
Home magazine grants readers a glossy-paged window into the city's best examples of interior design, gardening, and other domestic exploits. Each annual edition of Taste amasses menus from more than 250 local restaurants, and installments of Bride boast bountiful information on cake makers, honeymoon destinations, and safety tips for hosting nuptials inside erupting volcanoes.
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.