Not your average wooden cube

Who are they? PhotoBarn. As photographers, Lindsay and Todd are continually on the search for amazing and unique photographic products for their clients. This quest led them to create PhotoBarn. Printing on wood boards and blocks opened a whole new avenue for clients to print and display their images as works of art in their home.  All PhotoBarn products are handcrafted in their ‘barn/warehouse’ in East Tennessee.

About the product: These Wooden Photo Cube are adorable. Your images are printed on a solid 2″x2″ wooden cubes. The wood  is a  mixture of Maple plywood (from the U.S.) Canadian Maple and Russian Birch plywood.  In addition to using a UV ink, they pre-coat each board with a sealant that protects the wood and keeps the ink from absorbing into the wood and dispersing. The pre-coat provides a more “high definition” look for the image. They then print your image using the industries best equipment. After printing they apply a post-coat of an additional UV resistant sealer that provides additional resistance to UV light, scratching, and moisture. Each block has 6 custom sides where you can print photos or designs. The Cubes work well with Images taken from any mobile device.

More details: Each cube is $20. It takes 2-4 weeks for production. Expediting production is an option.

Photo Cubes

It is definetly my skateboard..

Who are they?
Zazzle is one of the world’s leading platforms for quality printing custom products. Zazzle’s proprietary technology enables individuals, professional artists, and major brands, including Disney and Hallmark, to create and offer billions of unique products for customers worldwide

About the product:
These skateboards are the perfect gift for the younger ones. Decks are a great canvas for images and or text.  Whether you’re doing grinds on the half-pipe or kickflips in the street, this competition shaped board has supreme pop!  Designing the deck online is easy and fun when using their proprietary design software.

More details:
They have a variety of sizes and shapes of boards. The decks are made of  hard-rock maple. Price: $59.95. You can order a complete Skateboard which includes Independent Trucks, Ricta Naturals wheels, Bullet bearings, grip tape, and mounting hardware.

Personalized photo shoes? Oh, yes.

 Who are they? Zazzle is an advanced online print store with the ability for customers to sell their designs, buy others designs or create and purchase their personalized designs. In their words “Infinite and instant, Zazzle is the only on-demand retail platform for consumers and major brands, offering billions of retail quality, one-of-a-kind products produced within 24 hours.” They proud themselves on optimizing the procedure by using proprietary technology that enables quick manufacturing of one of a kind pieces. Their products range from Printed T-shirts to more unique products such as skateboards.

 About the product: We loved the idea of printing on the Keds Champion slip-on sneakers. First you choose the shoe size, general colors of the shoe, trim and details. Then you get to design the shoe by designing each piece of fabric the shoe is made of. Once you upload an image, you can position it, rotate it and scale it as needed. You can also add text in a variety of colors and fonts. The only problems I found were that I was unable to undo mistakes or edit the font after typing. Other then that, just the designing itself is fun, fun, fun. Your imagination is the limit.

 More details: The cost of a pair of shoes is $60. The company ships within 24 hours!

Framed in Tin

Who are they? Uncommon Goods is an online marketplace offering creatively designed, high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. Founded in August 1999, UncommonGoods is privately held and headquartered in New York City.

About the product: These wonderful Tin frames are made of reclaimed ceiling tin tiles turned into frames. Antique ceiling tins add a rustic touch to the photos, creating an instant heirloom. Handmade by artist Margaret Taylor in Georgia.

More details: The size of each frame is: 10″ L x 12″ W; The frames hold 4 x 6 photos. Frame colors available are: Green, Tan and Blue. Since these are handmade, frames will vary. Each frame is $45.


Leather, Silver and your photo on hand

Who are they?
tj&cocustom photo jewelry began in 2004 by a mother to two twin girls. Her pieces are hand mad in the US and she works with both Sterling silver and 14k Gold.

About the product:
Leather Bracelet : The bracelet is made of multi-strand leather with one double-sided sterling silver photo charm (2 photos). With a clean and cool design and your photo charm to top it, this bracelet will be a staple in your jewelry box.

More details:
Bracelet retails for $120. Photo size is approx. 3/8″ x 3/8″ Additional double sided sterling silver charms available for $95 each. The best photos are sharp, focused and have nothing in the way of the face. Color photos will be converted to black & white. Production time is typically 2-3 weeks