Look, when you went on that awesome roadtrip last summer, you left Goldie at home. And that rockin’ concert you went to last weekend, same deal. Goldie held down the fort. He did that for you.
Sure, it’s not “practical” to take Goldie with you wherever you go… and we’ve all heard that goldfish only remember the last 30 seconds anyway, but even Goldie deserves a vacation, right?
Here’s a project that’ll help you satisfy Goldie’s wanderlust while keeping him safely submerged in his aquatic home.
Give the ole fishtank a photo makeover. It’s easy, looks great, and Goldie gets a glamorous new view!
Read our tutorial to find out how…
In the age of the Internet, keeping in touch when your chum or sweetheart is miles away is a lot easier than it used to be. A quick call, a text message, a little “I miss you” e-mail — they’re all well and good…
But what if you really want to show that special guy, gal, or pal just how important they are to you?
Our pal Bryan Zmijewski has got an idea that’s easy, inexpensive and guaranteed to earn rave reviews… All it takes is a few minutes a day, some photos, some stamps, and a pair of scissors.
Read our tutorial to find out how!
The minute we saw these Mailable Photo Frames, we knew we had to have ‘em.
Ordinarily, when we stick a photo in a frame, we get tired of it in about a week. In a month, it’s pretty much invisible.
Since The Mailable Photo Frames are inexpensive ($2 or less), shiny and chic, and fit a standard 4×6, they’re great for putting photos all around the house. But that’s not all…
Here’s where the magic comes in: the instant you get tired of a photo, stick on a regular letter-rate stamp (39 cents in the States), write a brief note on the back, and slip it in the mail. Your pal gets a beautiful gift (with a frame and stand to boot!) and you get to put up a new photo.
Everyone wins. It’s picture frame heaven.
Most photo frames don’t excite us. There are exceptions, but for the most part, a frame’s a frame.
So when Ed Sinofsky sent us a frame to check out, we were a bit skeptical. Until we plugged it in.
Ed earned his Ph.D. from the Optical Science Center at the University of Arizona, and his PhotoGlow frame quite literally makes your photos glow.
Just like the backlit ads in movie theaters and malls, light from the PhotoGlow’s back panel passes through your image to make it more vibrant and saturated. Unlike commercial displays, the PhotoGlow is only 1″ thick, uses a super-thin power cord, and draws an average of only 15 watts while in use.
Friends who’ve come over and seen ours invariably ask about it, and after a few weeks we were reluctant to send it back.
Print your own photos or have PhotoGlow do it for you. Prices vary by size and start at $99 for a frame with a pre-printed image.
p.s. Here’s the original image we used for our PhotoGlow. The backlight makes it sparkle!
Although elegant mosaics oft-graced Greek and Roman villas, they’re not so common anymore.
Those ancient works of art took hundreds of hours of painstakingly precise labor. Larger works even employed teams of artisans.
You don’t have teams of artisans.
But you do have LEGOs. And Photoshop.
John Tolva wrote up a tutorial that takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a photo mosaic using LEGO bricks. It’s not gonna turn your studio apartment into a villa, but we think it’ll bring a touch of class to the joint.
Also worth a look: Holly Barhamand made a photo mosaic out of beads, the mathematics behind arranging differently shaped tiles can get quite complicated, and Ed Hall LEGO-fied Starry Night. It took several months and ten thousand bricks!
You see, we spend most of our time here at Photojojo World Headquarters (a.k.a. Amit’s bedroom) looking for awesome ways for you to show off your photos.
As you can imagine, we run into a lot of photo frames. And most photo frames are really, really dull.
So when we discovered this sleek and simple photo rope, this non-rectangular, non-photo frame, we were pretty stoked. When we found it was cheap, and used tiny, super-strong magnets to boot (we’re suckers for tiny magnets), we were sold.
In fact, we liked it so much, we bought a bunch and put them up for sale.
Magnets: miracle cure for backaches, headaches, and achingly boring photo frames.
With Father’s Day just a couple weeks away, he’s counting on you to come through with yet another rocking tie.
But we know that you know that we know that you can do better this year, so we dug up a few photo-fab doodads we thought the old man might enjoy.
And hey, if it’s gotta be a tie, we’ve got one of those, too.
You forgot mother’s day, your friend’s been having a horrible year, you’re bored. Whatever. Point is, you need to produce a gift.
We’re here to help. Gather your piles of vacation photos, stunning portraits of Aunt Mildred, and your gallery-worthy shots of your feet; it’s time to put ‘em to use.
We’re going to show you how to make a stunning gift using your photos in 15 minutes or less. Keep it for yourself and make another for a friend. It’s sure to impress.
Watch our step-by-step video to find out how.
If you’re like us, you’ve got your music on your iPod and a big mess of dusty CD jewel cases in your closet.
It’s a snap. First use FD’s Photo Calendar Maker to turn any photo into a one-month calendar template. Then use these simple instructions to take apart a jewel case and turn it inside out to make a calendar stand.
p.s. Add your calendar templates to the Photojojo photo pool and we’ll link to them in our next email!
Your mom, your best friend who just became a new mom, Stacy’s Mom, they all share something in common: they’re not appreciated nearly enough. With Mother’s Day just days away, you’ve still got time to change that.
What’s that you say? Mother’s Day just days away?
Yeah, Sunday, May 14th(!)
We’ll give you a hand. We’ve compiled a last-minute list of 5 awesome photo gifts that the mothers in your life will adore.
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