Custom framing vs ready made frames, which one?

If I had a $1 for every time I’ve been asked this question I’d be on a plane on my way to a luxury far away holiday by now. They are very different, but each has its own spot in the market place. So, here is the lowdown on what you need to know in order to choose what’s right for you, the things you’d like to frame and your budget. Custom Framing A custom made frame is exactly that…

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Why hanging photos of your kids is so important to your child’s identity

This is my daughter – she’s just turned 18. In this photo she’s sitting on her dad’s shoulders at the Notting Hill Festival in London where we used to live. She had deafening whistle she blew in his ear all day, there was dancing in the streets, music, lots of great food…. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. She doesn’t, but thanks to this photo she knows this story. As one of her 18th birthday gifts I…

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Love a gallery wall

Love, love, love a gallery wall ❤️ Otherwise known as a French Hang wall. Why (and I love this)? It came from many years ago in Paris when artists would trade small pieces of their art for a few drinks and some food. Parisian restaurants became little art galleries in their own right. I wonder if Monet or Cezanne ever did…. I love the way a gallery wall brings colour, excitement and variety to any wall, and creates a great…

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i’d like to go… everywhere!

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” – Susan Sontag I don’t think it actually matters where you go, whether you’re lucky enough to take a trip overseas, or explore all Australia has to offer (and jeez, that’s A LOT!). Going places, exploring new territory is not only a great adventure, I think it can also take you away from the boring every day routine. It creates new vibes, resets your clock, gives you inspiration, makes you learn…

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memories are everything

I had a customer in today with 2 beautiful photographs to frame. Now, this is the bit I love…. Why, how, when, where…. there’s always a story behind things to be framed! The photographs were taken by a friend of hers – a keen amateur photographer. Her and her husband, the photographer friend and his wife went on a trip of a lifetime around Australia. They came across many amazing things of course but these photographs of this particular sunset…

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keep or delete

Are you like me? An absolute hoarder of shoes…. And photos? The shoe thing I’ve tried to get therapy for without success, so I’ll try to amend my photo hoarding a little. Photos are such an awesome memory of everything you do, but with every device being able to take a photo I do end up with a lot of them – everywhere and on everything! Having had to do a cull on my phone recently as I couldn’t take…

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