Since 1968, Jerry’s Artarama has stocked shelves with multitudes of tools and supplies and helped artists show off finished work with custom framing. The comprehensive inventory fulfills artists’ every need, featuring everything from acid-free blank stretched canvases to Lukas oil colors, which have been transmitting images to paper since 1862. Custom framing services can protect and showcase a diploma, favorite 8”x10,” or beloved box of cereal.
When he’s not lavishly decorating the homes of famous friends such as Sylvester Stallone, Lil’ Wayne, and Jose Canesco, Anwar Zayden applies his meticulous designer’s eye to the projects of his clientele at Art Express Miami. At his on-site, full-service factory, Anwar and his team preserve prints, diplomas, and photos within 30 minutes with customized framing, or craft shadow boxes to showcase 3D items from plaques to swords. His in-home consultations help homeowners design and install new decorations within 48 hours, and his custom-made mirrors spruce up abodes with reflective surfaces that remind you you’re the fairest of them all even when you don’t ask. Inside Art Express Miami’s gallery, Anwar also stocks pre-framed pieces of decorative art that run the gamut from classical portraits to contemporary abstract canvases.
Colorful neo-pop Brittos, a baby's onesie, and even a bat. These are just a few of the things Frames USA has framed, because, as they say, they can frame anything, except for wrongfully accused civilians. In their shop, framing options are nearly endless with more than 800 samples to mix and match. With everything from basic gold frames to elegant mahogany frames, the framers enhance and preserve memories. To match those mementos with the right frame, they craft one-of-a-kind pieces or use high-quality, pre-made frames. They can even design a picture wall. Picture walls consist of myriad frames strategically placed to give a collection a more powerful impact. Gifted with artful eyes, they consult with clients to get the most aesthetically pleasing display for their items.
Artist and founder Marta Echazarreta brings more than 18 years of custom-framing experience to Work of Art, encasing valuables from fine art to diplomas and jerseys. Reward graduates' academic rigor by encasing their diploma in a 1-inch black frame with a 1/4-inch mat and a 2-inch glass border ($120). Art collectors can swaddle fine paintings, lithographs, or Albert Einstein?autographed RoboCop 3 posters in a standard black or espresso frame ($56), then select from a variety of acid-free mats ($25 for a 24"x36" mat) to prevent picture yellowing.
The love between mother and child. The mystery and joy of an expectant mother's baby bump. The gentle-giant contrast of a father's palm against his newborn's hand. These are the images that dd, after spending more than 15 years at a Fortune 500 company, decided to devote her life to capturing. In her Fort Lauderdale studio, dd accommodates mother and child, infants, expectant mothers, and families for intimate, emotional portrait sessions, photographing them against the main space's backdrops or within a windowed sunroom lit by the Earth's orbiting flash pan. To prepare them for the session, dd can assist clients in selecting dresses, skirts, and matching tops from the studio's wardrobe with the help of an onsite stylist. In every shoot, dd works to bring out subjects' natural personalities with an eye that only a mother can possess; dd's daughter, Crystal, follows in her footsteps as the shutterbug behind ddPhotographer's sister company, Sugar and Spice Boudoir Photography.
For more than 100 years, United Parcel Service's recognizable brown trucks have been showing up on doorsteps in a timely fashion. Founded in 1907 as a messenger company, UPS has grown into a multibillion-dollar corporation by enabling commerce to travel the globe. Now the world's largest package-delivery company and a recognized name in specialized transportation and logistics services, UPS's legions manage the flow of goods, funds, and grandmas' cookies in more than 200 countries. The UPS Store's obliging staff and reputation for reliable package conveyance attracts all types of packers, shippers, and printers. Packers regularly stop in for masking-tape rolls and other do-it-yourself supplies. Alternatively, senders can enlist the skillful packing of the store's staffers, who will deftly seal boxes and cushion contents with bubble wrap or styrofoam peanut-butter sandwiches. In addition to packaging services and supplies, UPS Stores proffer printing services for large-quantity flyer makers and mailbox rentals for lazy messenger pigeons. Each independently owned location abides by the company's rigorous cargo standards and solemn Pack & Ship Promise.