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___Shift simply stores and frames your collections, memories and inspirations, bringing appreciation to analog media.
___Shift simply stores and frames your collections, memories and inspirations, bringing appreciation to analog media.
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The Product:

___Shift simply stores and frames your collections, memories and inspirations bringing appreciation to analog media. It allows you to change your image at a whim to flow with your mood, the seasons or just because.

[animated .gif of changing front image in frame]
[animated .gif of changing front image in frame]

I collect postcards. I've tried collaging them in frames, but besides not living in a mansion with endless wall space, these frames only allow me to display 10 out of hundreds. My biggest issue with framing postcards or anything for that matter is the permanence. Of course you could change out the picture, but how often do you do that, if ever?

___Shift was originally designed to celebrate my collection --freeing it from the shoebox storage of its yesteryears, but feel free to adapt ___Shift to your own style and needs. 

[image of a woman working on a sofa with three Shift frames on the wall]
[image of a woman working on a sofa with three Shift frames on the wall]

Sometimes ___Shift will pull out more than one image, depending on the thickness of cardstock, paper, etc. And it's okay! The main goal of ___Shift is to switch things up. Discovering what comes next in the stack is half the joy, the other half is bring new life to your space!

Details:

Postcards come in many sizes, but I have found a lot come in a 4.25"x6". Acknowledging a standard photo size is 4"x6" ___Shift can accommodate both and holds around 40 cards/pictures. For smaller pictures, I suggest mounting them to 4"x6" cardstock.

 ___Shift's insides are as simple as the name. 

[image of components including spring steel, stained black internal frame and backing board]
[image of components including spring steel, stained black internal frame and backing board]

There is a spring steel piece that creates pressure against a backing board to always keep your images upright. 

[image of Shift frame profile half filled with postcards]
[image of Shift frame profile half filled with postcards]

Materials: birch plywood, matte black stain, spring steel (not visible).

Installation:

1 x sawtooth bracket (attached to the back of ___Shift)

1 x brass head nail (holds up to 25 lbs.)

Welcoming ___Shift into your space is simple! All you need is a hammer. The pre-attached sawtooth bracket makes it easy to take ___Shift on and off of the wall. I recommend doing so whenever you plan to switch to a new image. 

 Timeline:

___Shift pairs nicely.  

[image of two Shifts side by side in a home over a bookcase]
[image of two Shifts side by side in a home over a bookcase]
[image of two stacked Shifts in a home near a desk]
[image of two stacked Shifts in a home near a desk]
Thanks for your time and support!
Thanks for your time and support!

This project was launched as a requirement for my Entrepreneurial Product Design class at the University of Illinois at Chicago. You can see all of the other campaigns at http://always-be-hustling.tumblr.com/kck2016.

By backing this project, you are both pledging to pre-order a designed object AND supporting a student who is learning entrepreneurship through launching. Thanks for the support!

Risks and challenges

I have been developing this frame for several months with the intention of keeping it as simple as possible without compromising the integrity of the concept. I do not foresee any major risks or challenges.

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    One ___Shift frame and a custom postcard.

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    Two ___Shift frames and custom postcard. Double the frames, double the fun.

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    One ___Shift frame and custom postcard.

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