As promised I’ll be sprinkling the blog this spring with some great ideas to get your photographs off of the computer screen and onto your walls. Friends and clients are always looking for new, inexpensive ways to display their favorite images, whether they hail from a professional shoot or your iPhone. Last week, Pinhole Press introduced a pretty cool solution. Pinhole is a division of Mohawk Paper, so you know you can’t go wrong with the paper quality, but they also do a nice job printing photographs. Let’s be honest, many companies fail miserably at printing photographs. I find Pinhole’s overall aesthetic–from font to product design–to be modern, clean, and crisp. As a professional photographer, I’m lucky to have to a plethora of professional labs that design hundreds of custom products, but I believe that Pinhole offers everyday consumers easy access to unique, high quality products that are difficult to find elsewhere. They didn’t pay me to write this, I swear! I trust Pinhole to print some of my clients gifts and I also love many of their unique photo products, from coasters to wine labels to flashcards.
So what’s the new fun product? Pinhole’s new Celebration Collage, which makes it so easy to create a photo wall at receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, or any big event. With a little planning, you can wow your guests with a unique design customized to any space. The decals peel and stick for simple wall placement, almost like reusable wallpaper. I’d use a more concise pattern than their example above, but you get the idea. You could shape the decals into your wedding date, your new initials, or the big number for a birthday celebration. You could create a shape that is a tribute to the venue or the couple (a lighthouse for a beach wedding, the shape of the island for the Vineyard, Nantucket, etc). You could also choose photos that highlight your wedding colors and thus add another layer to your design. The possibilities are endless! Does this product light your creative fire? Can you imagine where you could use it in your home?
Photos courtesy of Pinhole Press