Since the first cave paintings, humans have placed images on walls to record events and conceal safes full of the family’s good candy. Adorn and disguise domestic surfaces with today’s Groupon: for $58, you get one 16"x20" print, including mounting and shipping within the continental United States, from Floating Portraits online (a $139.95 value).
Crafting a novel technique for displaying images, Floating Portraits founders Tyler Thomas and Matt Fossatti make customers’ photos “float” from the wall without the need for frames. The shop’s experts color-correct smiles and bunny ears before printing them on high-quality Lustre Fine Art paper in a satin or glossy finish. After mounting images on Gatorboard, Floating Portraits’ picture pitchers add a half-inch spacer. The resulting mount brings images out from the wall so that artwork appears to float in space, giving two-dimensional eyes a good vantage point for following family members and guests around the room.