How high to hang pictures? Should they be at eye level? Does that mean my eye level or the eye level of the average person? What if I have very high ceilings? What about those gallery walls everyone is posting Pinterest pictures of? It's a lot to think about, right? Sometimes it seems as if there are as many answers to this question as there are different kinds of houses. This quick cheat sheet is designed to help you make this decision based on your own interior, and find the perfect height to hang pictures in your home.
I don't know how it happened, but somehow, I ended up on the HappyTape blog, subtitled "pretty, pretty tape, imported from Japan." Apparently, some cats in Japan are making some amazing patterned, re-stickable tape, and it's going by the name...you guessed it, Japanese tape.
Show of hands. Who uses their refrigerator to hold the latest pics? (I do.) This little project takes its cue from that handy catch-all, the fridge door, for a very stylish result. To make a magnetic picture frame of your very own, you'll need some stuff. Here's a list:
Bigger, sharper, and more refined. We continue to push our digital cameras to get closer and more detailed macro photos our of projects, food, families, and great vintage finds. Captain Molo shows us how to make a macro lens snoot for super close up images and crazy detail out of preground glass lens and a cardboard tube.
Upon visiting my local FreeGeek space, I noted the bubbling pile of e-scrap...techno goodies that will never be much use for a frankensteined personal computer. Did I see a potential resource of microchips, LEDs, and switches? Of course, but I wouldn't know what to do with 'em. So, instead, I started slicing, and came up with this very easy, customizable, and essentially cost-free picture frame.
What I love about this corner frame from Photojojo--apart from the fact that it holds 12 images and it looks really cool--is that it adds architectural detail to a room. That isn't something frames generally do. But this isn't a general frame either. At $120 bucks it's not too expensive either, considering what you're getting.
I LOVE Saturday morning cartoons from the 60s and early 70s. And though I'll never be able to guest star on one, this Retro TV picture frame would get me close. This double sided frame comes in three colors, and retails for £4.99.
PS- the red one would make a great Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart.
Melissa Lawson offers a brilliant tutorial on creating a DIY fisheye lens from an old pair of glasses and bit of electrical tape.
Really, this is genius, and cheap!
Photo masters PopPhoto offers twelve essential photographic rules to keep in your head, which can "get you out of a jam and help you get good shots when nothing else will."
1. Sunny 16
2. Moony 11, 8, and 5.6
3. Camera Shake
4. Anatomical Gray
5. Depth of Field
6. Largest Digital Print
8. Quick Flash-fill
9. Flash range
10. Megapixel Multiplier
11. Action Stopping
Image Courtesy of Retrothing.typepad.com
I’ve proclaimed my refrigerator door a ‘pictures only’ area. I wanted a quick, easy and cheap way to make a collage of them. Here's what I came up with.
What you need.
Photo corners (I bought 250 corners for 4 bucks, which I had on hand from another project.)
A sheet of magnet (this is also a great way to recycle those magnetic calendars and business cards you get in the mail.
What you do.
It probably goes without saying, but you stick...
Domino Magazine offers 24 tips to "curate gallery-worthy arrangements on your very own walls with these ideas for hanging art."
(Hint: To navigate, click on the "slides" below the large photo.)
Care to show your owning arranging abilities? Post 'em here!
Have you ever wanted to hang some art that didn’t have a hanger on the back? If you drink soda pop from a can, you’re covered. Just wiggled the tab back and forth until it pops off the can. Using a small nail, nail the tab onto the back of your frame. I used two, one tab nailed to each side, of my latest project. You’ll want to bend the tabs a bit, either before you nail them down or after. I did so after with the help of a screwdriver slipped...