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So, this isn’t a scrapbook, it’s a Portfolio. That’s said with a teensy bit of snobbery, by the way. A thick paper accordion is held between two pieces of solid oak with a large rubber band to hold it all together. Think of it as a cool way to showcase photos and/or drawings- perhaps from a vacation or special event (gift alert!). When opened, the Portfolio stands on its own for display.

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Available from: Luminaire

Stanley Magnetic Photo Stand by Plywerk

You’ve got to show off your favorite photographs somehow, because zooming in on a device just doesn’t do them justice. Instead of settling for sub-par frames at a local shop (ick), consider the Stanley Magnetic Photo Stand by Plywerk. Two pieces of walnut (locally harvested, hazard or salvaged) have super strong neodymium magnets that snap together to hold your favorite snaps. No glass to break, and you can change the wood around to rest flat, curved, or flipped. Or separate the two pieces and use them as magnets on the fridge. Snappity snap snap.

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Price: $26.00 - 35.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Geo Stands

Sure, you could use these solid brass stands as paperweights or placeholders, but why not have them out all the time as photo holders? It might encourage you to switch out photos more often, as there’s no fumbling about with picture frames. Buy them as a set ($60), or individually ($22 each).

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Price: $70.00
Available from: Yield Design Co.

Copper Photo Bar Picture Hanger

What ever will you do with all the photographs from your Impossible Instant Lab? You’ll put them on this Copper Photo Bar Picture Hanger, that’s what. Yield Design Co. made this picture hanger so that it’s easy to switch out photos and prints; 6 magnets keep items secure when on display. There’s also vertical option available to preorder directly from Yield Design Co.: Photo Ladder, $54 (shown below).

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Available from: Dwell


Professional framing sometimes costs just as much as the artwork, and that’s no fun when you’re on a tight budget. Meet Stiicks™, a very simple solution to hanging your favorite prints, posters, and photographs. Thanks to super-strong magnets, 4 thin strips of wood hold your artwork without any damage, making them perfect for a temporary placeholder or a more permanent display.

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Price: $25.00 and up
Available from: Well Made

Rotating Frame Set

It’s nice to have a few personal photos in frames scattered around, unless you’re a severe minimalist, in which case those same pictures of family and friends would give you a serious bout of itchiness. Maybe do yourself a favor and clean up that clutter of photo frames by replacing several frames with just this one Rotating Frame Set. It holds ten photos or artworks, and each frame rotates on a wood dowel for vertical or horizontal presentation. On sale now from MoMA Store for $39.95 (contrast that with the sold out $85 tag over at Dwell Store).

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Price: $39.95
Available from: MoMA Store

Frame Drawing Pad

A quick framing job is just what your drawings need, because, let’s face it, you’re not a famous artist (yet). I’d suggest scattering a few of these around the house for friends and family to play Picasso and possibly leave you some excellent little cartoons that you’ll cherish for years… or throw away as soon as they leave the room, it’s up to you.

Purchase Information:

Price: £9.25 - 12.95
Available from: Theo

Rope Frames by Dollinger and Fleveau

Yes, these frames are a little more expensive that what you may be used to, but they’re made of cotton rope (probably by hand). Traditionally used as piping in furniture, the cotton rope is used in a traditional style to playfully mix historical periods. Frame whatever you choose- a picture, a mirror, or leave it empty as a piece of art on its own.

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Price: $244.00 and up
Available from: elemental

T-frame T-shirt Display

Now, some might say that framing a favorite t-shirt is for a 20-something’s decor, but we’ll politely ignore them and carefully put ours behind this frame from Umbra. Never say donate! (Never say donate to the one (or two) worn out shirts that are worth keeping, that is, but donate the heck out of the clothes you don’t wear.)

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Umbra

Nearest is Dearest Picture Frame Set

If you’re still searching for a Valentine’s Day gift, listen up. Unless you have the time to make something thoughtful (like your own valentine notebook), do not, I repeat, do not, resort to a heart shaped box of chocolates or fluffy teddy bear. It lacks all kinds of imagination and is just plain wrong. You can do better. Perhaps pick out a picture frame, or two, such as this Nearest is Dearest Picture Frame Set, and choose a few special photos of you and your sweetheart together. Print them out (high quality setting, mind you), write a heartfelt note and call it a day. Unless you’ve a high maintenance significant other, you’re off the hook until next year.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: A+R Store

Face Object Frames

Face Object Frames are geometric, sculptural frames that beg to be handled and shared, rather than statically sitting on a mantle or hanging on a wall. Each frame provides space to combine your photograph with memorabilia, adding another dimension to the photograph’s story.


Purchase Information:

Price: $21.50
Availability: Buy Face Object Frames here

Source: The Awesomer

Grow Frame

This is a pretty neat idea for a magnetic modular photo frame that is scaleable and adaptable to your use.

Check out the video of it in action here, and more pictures after the jump.


Purchase Information:

Price: $19.95
Available from: Magnetic Grain

Pin-up Frame

If you’re not one up for much fuss, you might like the easiness of this Pin-up Frame. No wires or picture hangers required, just pin or tape on the wall to frame your art for a low-maintenance look.

Lightweight, durable, affordable & portable….all these words that seems atypical of a traditional wall frame can apply to this unique single structured interior wall decorative. It can be pinned, taped or hung on almost any type of surface you can imagine. Using magnets (not included), it can also be placed on metal surface as well. Decorate your walls and interior with ease. Gorgeously sculptured design with 3 classic colors (white, black and clear). Includes 4 same colored pins. No hardwares necessary.

W14.25″ x L12.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Pin-up Frame here


Need a smart framing solution for some of your favorite posters? Introducing the ReFrame, a glassless frame that holds posters with magnets, so you can swap them out easily and often.

* A sophisticated and completely glassless poster and print framing solution.
* Three clean, modern wood finishes (black, white, natural).
* Five sizes (13″, 20″, 26″, 32″, 40″) available for a variety of print sizes.
* Five minute assembly, making it easy to swap out posters at will.
* Packaging is made from 100% recycled cardboard and doubles as a poster tube.

Available colors: Black, White, Natural

$20.00-$45.00 depending on size, Buy it here.

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Price: $20.00-$45.00
Availability: Buy ReFrame here

Snap Frames

Keep that old Polaroid feel alive with this set of frames.

Set of 9 molded white plastic frames with dry erase surface. Mounts to wall with a simple tack and magnet system. Mounting hardware is included. Each frame holds a 3.5 x 3.5 pic. Gift Boxed.

Each frame holds a 3.5 x 3.5 pic

Set of 9, $22.50, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.50
Availability: Buy Snap Frames here