Whether you're wrapping a rectangle around your favorite still-shot or hunting for a specific tool or tint, Rainy Day's friendly, enthusiastic staff will happily assist in your artistic endeavors. The shop carries anything from Fun with Rock Painting kits ($9.95) to the Unemployed Philosophers Guild's Obamarama magnetic dress-up playsets ($12.99), as well as essentials for the established or aspiring artist, such as Prismacolor pencils ($19.31 for set of 12) and Crayola Ultimate Art Supplies sets ($21.19). On the custom framing side, the resident framesperts are equipped with a bounty of beautiful and inventive frames for a wide range of sizes. Though the pricing for elements varies just as much as their framed-in contents, framing averages around $15 to $25 per foot and around $145 total, depending on the glass, matting, and other options.
Customers can transform digital photographs into elegant coffee-table books with the help of Photobook America's intuitive photo-book-designer program. Each book is handmade with superior-quality materials, such as linen, silk, leather, and newt skin, all available in a variety of striking colors. Accessories, such as slipcases and presentation boxes, can add a dash of pizzazz to each order, and acid-free paper ensures long-lasting photo quality. Orders are typically completed within five to seven business days, ensuring that customers will be able to promptly obtain their own memorable keepsake book and avoid carving sentimental images into a wall-mounted Etch A Sketch.
For more than 50 years, A/W has provided readers with the latest in car news and reviews. Read up on the latest trends in American and import cars, ranging from recall updates to industry rumors concerning every type of automotive conveyance?economy models, luxury sedans, supercars, and Jetsons-era hotrods. Find fun features on car curiosities, driving gadgets, or driving video games such as the upcoming Gran Turismo 5. Make educated automotive buying decisions with new car shopping guides arranging reviews and news updates by dealer and model. Unlike flimsy photonic e-magazines, A/W can also be rolled up and used to accentuate coffee tables and swat roommates that aren't housebroken.
Whether she’s snapping shots of Lil Wayne’s sparkling grin, the urban landscape of Detroit, or the Arab American National Museum, photographer Asia Hamilton inspires people to view the world from a new perspective. Her photography raises awareness on issues of waste and consumption, and strives to unmask the beauty hidden in a cityscape.
When she’s not on a globetrotting, eye-opening adventure, she’s teaching aspiring photographers at her studio, Nozomi Live Photography & Design. She demystifies photography concepts such as lighting and composition before taking shutterbugs out on urban excursions, where they can practice techniques in the bustling city. She helps her protégés feel more comfortable using their cameras’ manual settings, making the picture-snapping devices feel like an extension of their bodies without duct tape or cybernetic surgery.
The human eye is quick to pick out something it has already seen, whether it's an uninspired business card or an unoriginal birthday announcement. Crystal Clear Images dodges this boredom-by-design by refusing to work with pre-made templates, instead applying its team's creative powers to crafting an original design for each project. Each project carries images and text tuned to the subject's identity, whether displaying pressed suits on a dry cleaners' brochure or the flashing warning lights on the business card of a snake oil salesman. The high-resolution printers can also spin out large projects, including vinyl banners and backdrops. Many projects can be performed with same-day service.
As the name implies, PicStarz is all about making you the star of your own party. The company hauls its photo booths to special events all around Michigan, where guests proceed to capture timeless moments in all of their high-resolution glory. A PicStarz rental comes with unlimited color or black-and-white photographs, plus a variety of props to infuse shoots with a little extra pizazz. An on-site technician watches over the booth to make sure the flash goes off properly and nobody ever, under any circumstances, presses the red button. In addition to its photo booths, PicStarz brings life to the party with live DJ services.