Who are they? Picturoo is a company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They create ID tags from your photos that are the size and durability of a credit card (without the ability to spend…). So, make a statement of who you are and reflect who is important in your life – why not?
About the product: Who wants a boring luggage tag with your name scribbled on it? We have a better solution for you, a travel tag personalized with your choice of design, photo and your choice of brilliantly colored straps!
More details: you can choose one of seven choices of tags, send them a jpeg (.jpg) file of your photo of at least 1 mega-pixel resolution. Photos taken outdoors under sunlight work best. Picturoo cards are long-lasting, scratch resistant and water-resistant. Their dimensions: 3.375″ x 2.125″ (85.6 mm x 54 mm). Thickness: .03 inches. You can re-order and there’s free shipping on orders of $25 or more.
Who are they? Hollywood FotoGifts use modern software technology to print these cute, almost 3D photo sculptures from your photos!
Hollywood FotoGifts employ experienced digital imaging artists to make these photo gifts accurate, visually pleasing images. Since their parent company was founded in 1993, their specialists have restored, retouched, and preflight hundreds of thousands of photos, so your photos are safe with them.
About the product: These are 5×7 photo pop-out portraits, layed on black acrylic plastic. Your photos are multi-layered, thus making the image 3D.
More details: You can have your image layed horizontal or vertical
Who are they? Eyes Wide Art is a UK-based family business with more than 50 years experience in colour reproduction, image manipulation, photography, and digital and traditional printing methods. They have a large variety of photo gifts, amongst them this cute photo deckchair.
About the product: You can create your own designer deckchair with your favourite photo or artwork printed onto the deckchair sling. These deckchairs are hard-wearing and durable: the frames are made with merpauh wood, treated with teak oil which provides protection against the elements, extends the chair’s working life, and enhances the natural appearance. Deckchair slings are made from hard-wearing polyester sail cloth, and printed using state of the art technology. To shop for one you’ll need to upload a jpg photo, email the image or post the photo or artwork as a hard copy (printed photo) or on a cd and send it to their studio.
More details: Prices convert from 80 pounds in the UK to $121.813 in US. For shipping purposes, when flat the deckchair measures width 56cm, height 105.5cm, Depth 102.5cm, seat height 43cm.
Also sold at Bags of Love.
Here’s an idea for a very unique photo gift – gift friends and family with a glass vase that has all their (and yours, too) photos on it!
Who is she? Jenny Gaynor, a 33-year-old Los Angeles based artist known for her airy glass creations creates custom photo transfer vases, seeking to provide meaning to the things we touch everyday.
Gaynor began working with glass in 1999 at Tulane University in New Orleans and got her Masters in Art Therapy at Southern Illinois University . She broadened her skills from glass blowing to lampworking and with an insatiable desire to improve her proficiency Gaynor spent several summers in Murano, Italy studying with the masters at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass and at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York.
About the product: These custom photo vases are handmade using 99% recycled glass. Each photograph is individually sized and cut, making your vase a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The photo transfer process is intricate, beginning with the careful placement of photos around the curves of the glass and ending with a full day in the kiln.
More details: Prices range from $150-$550. You’ll need to submit your photos in digital files and they should be approximately 1 MB with at least 300 dpi resolution. Color photos can be changed to black & white but not vice versa. Each vase holds a different total of photographs, so you’ll need to visit their site to figure out how many photos you can include on your vase.
Vases are signed and dated on the bottom along with a personal note. This can include the date of one’s wedding, anniversary, or retirement along with the names of the vase giver and its recipient.
Who are they? http://www.bubblejoy.com/ is based in Sausalito, CA and founded by Kevin Sherman in 2007. KShermanStudios is a privately owned design and development group that develops unique advertising, e-learning, and viral games for first-person video interaction as well as creating self-publishing video services.
About the product: This service enables anyone with a webcam to create quick and fun interactive video greeting cards for their family, friends, and now includes a direct tie-in for Twitter members as well. It basically looks like a talking image postcard and the tweets look and ‘pop’ like a bubble, hence the name – bubble of joy.
More details: These bubbles are free to tweet and send as a greeting card, you can choose your layout/skin, and are fun to make!
See an example by clicking here.
Who is she? mleefipps is an Etsy seller who does creative construction jobs (count on Etsy to have all of these creative people with unusual jobs). She lives in upstate New York and creates these cute name photo blocks there.
About the product: Photo Letter Blocks are a neat way to spell your child’s name with their pictures or family photos to decorate their room. These hand painted and artistically designed wooden blocks are offered in black, white and red (other colors available upon request at an additional charge)
and are done in a distressed finish. This finish brings out the individual beauty of the wood and your photos in each piece. Each block is paid for separately, so you can spell any name.
More details: The size of each block is: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ and you’ll need to choose between color, sepia or black & white photos.
name photo blocks