About this project
Hi Everyone. Thanks for stopping by. With your help, I'd love to bring to life a different kind of photo holder.
The iPhone is, among many things, the most fun, prolific camera yet to come around. Instagram, Hipstamatic, Pocketbooth. Just a few of the many first-rate photo apps that make it so. When it's time to bring a few of these photos around to our walls though, the options get less fun.
Typical photo frames are built to hold static, permanent photo displays. Nails in the wall, tricky to open enclosures, glass. That worked decent enough in the era of film when there just weren't as many photos around. But they do a less than stellar job of keeping up with the steady stream of photos we're putting together nowadays.
Thumbtiles want to bring the photo party to our walls. 7" square, frameless, refined through dozens of iterations, the unframe. Like freshening up the wallpaper on our devices, they are built to be changed easily (held tight by the slimmest, strongest magnets around) and mounted clean (with removable wall dots).
It's a simple idea. A sleek photo holder that can be refreshed in an instant. The conceptual tweak's the thing though. Making the jump from wall photos as permanent fixtures to wall photos more like a photostream, opens it up and makes things fun again.
Remix and match, put them up, take them down. Like organic wall art: ever evolving, always fresh, and ready for a just a taste of the iPhone's photo riches.
Thanks a lot for your time. I'd love your support to make these happen.
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Glue dots. They work beautifully on a variety of surfaces. And they are widely available if you need more. You'll receive two types with each order: removable dots (for painted walls and other easy surfaces) and stronger dots (for those surfaces where a little more tack is needed).
Bigger felt too permanent. Smaller felt too small. The Hipstamatic folks offer a nice printing service if you need one:
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