crumpler bags on sale

Friday 25th January 2008


If you’re looking for a new bag for you camera, you can’t go wrong with a Crumpler. And right now you can get the bags for more than 40% off at Sierra Trading Post (and it’s a great color). Hurry, their stuff sells out fast. Crumpler Four Million Dollar Photo Bag for $34.95 and the Two Million Dollar Photo Bag for $19.95

the post family

Wednesday 23rd January 2008

Rod Hunting of The Post Family has made some awesome vintage camera prints (his first poster was featured on Coudal’s swap meat). Here are some that are currently for sale:

polaroid (set of two 8×8 prints for $20)


Camera Poster #2 (It’s the same size, color and configuration as the first one so it’ll be great as a pair or by itself. 24” x 27, $30)


finette frame

Tuesday 22nd January 2008


Cool frame from Umbra.

paul frank camera wallet

Wednesday 16th January 2008

Love this. Paul Frank camera wallet

japanese frame calendar

Tuesday 15th January 2008


Is it too late to buy a 2008 calendar? Not when it’s as cool as this one AND 50% off.

A wall calender designed to be customized by you! Frame your pet, your kids, or loved ones in a new style for each month!

Sold out at Fred Flare but available online at Art Effect.


elph’s circus photo albums

Monday 14th January 2008


These have got to be the cutest photo albums ever. From the Japanese Elph’s Circus product line. I found Elph’s Circus products at one of my favorite local stores, Essentials, but still trying to find where you can buy these online.

crafty advent calendar

Wednesday 5th December 2007


Modern Cottage made this cool advent calendar using an old type drawer and photos of numbers for each day. Very clever. I love the idea of using a type drawer as a frame for photos!

photo albums

Tuesday 4th December 2007


Love these albums that Joy posted. Available at Auto.

baby books

Wednesday 21st November 2007


Here are some of my favorite baby books for keeping photos and recording those first years. These are great gifts to give for parents of a new baby as they don’t take up much space. Baby bird first year album and baby book from Binth are picture above. I just purchased The First 1000 Days from Nikki McClure – it is a lovely little book with room for photos and journaling.


Tuesday 20th November 2007


It’s the first snow! Hurrah!

Here’s some snowy photo fun. Clockwise from top left:

silver snowflake card (photo) holder from Wendy Addison (O, the glitter!)

DIY your photos into sparkling holiday cards the Martha way

elum spiral snowflake photo card (on sale!) from Greer Chicago

snow globe Frame from Urban Outfitters

snowflake photo stands from Beau Coup

snowflake frame ornament from Crate and Barrel

leaf skeleton magnet

Monday 19th November 2007

I’m back after several months off and I’m thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Genevieve, born on August 19th. Time flies and now it’s a beautiful fall day here in New England. The leaves are starting to look a lot like this magnet, which I love. Ingenious use of magnetic sheeting and an exacto knife to make this Leaf Skeleton magnet. Use it to hold up a photo or alone to dress up the fridge. From Esty seller Skinny la Minx.

ruffle edge frame

Monday 6th August 2007


Love this ornate frame from brocade home. Too bad I can’t afford it.

photo luggage tags

Friday 3rd August 2007


Photo Luggage Tags from Shutterfly spotted on AT: Nursery.

personalized photo album

Wednesday 1st August 2007


This personalized photo album from Garnet Hill would make a great bridesmaid gift ($28).

autumn tree frame

Tuesday 31st July 2007


For me, it’s never too soon to start dreaming of autumn. Autumn tree frame at Sprout Home. Check out the sweet little chick frame, also.

cheap frames

Wednesday 25th July 2007


Cool photo frames from Walmart. Yes, Walmart.

High Gloss Black Photo Frame – $10

Eco Bamboo Photo Frame – $10


moo stickers

Tuesday 24th July 2007


Stickers from your photos… Via How about orange

meditation necklace

Monday 23rd July 2007


This reflective and tranquil image is taken from a vintage graphic which is sealed with resin and set in sterling silver. Part of the artist’s “Curios” line which captures the essence of early 20th century illustration and photography.

jen corace wedding album

Friday 13th July 2007


Sweet little design on this wedding photo album from Jen Corace’s Etsy shop.

photogram abc poster

Wednesday 30th May 2007


Cool for a kid’s room – photogram ABC poster ($68) from Spring3D.

Winner in the category of typography – AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)- the Photogram Alphabet is composed of found, recycled, and reused objects. Each letter is created by capturing the shadow of an object without any distortion of scale with all the objects photographed together.

lomo notebook

Tuesday 29th May 2007


Lomography notebook from Urban Outfitters

Vintage-inspired notebook for the avid and the not-so-much Lomo-er alike. 211 blank pages, each with a LomoMission of The Day (such as “people chewing gum” and “wasted opportunity” ), LomoCation of The Day (like the San Diego harbor and Park Monceau in Paris), plus LomoTips and tricks. It also includes a year long planner, calendars for 2007-2010, international dialing codes, international time zones and a built-in pocket at the back. Elastic strap closure.

martha stewart crafts

Tuesday 8th May 2007


Martha just launched her new line of craft supplies. Haven’t had a chance to check it all out, but I love the cutout mats of these photo frames in the Photo Frame Kit.

frame wall decals

Monday 30th April 2007

New from Urban Outfitters – Picture Frame Wall Decals.

These pressure sensitive vinyl decals can be used on your walls or windows. They are not reusable, but you do have the ability to “reconsider” your application before they set. This set is designed to look like fancy-pants picture frames, in various sizes, ready for you to decorate your space with tons of pictures.

photo birth announcements

Wednesday 25th April 2007


We’re gearing up for the arrival of child number 2 (aka Sparkle) this summer, so I’m looking for some birth announcements now. I swear I will not buy some and then leave them in a drawer somewhere only to find them three years later unused. So, I think having some sent directly from a site might be the way to go. Not sure if I’m crazy about these photo birth announcements, but at least there are some that are not pink and blue. Anyone have a source for photo birth announcements that they’d recommend?


photopop album

Tuesday 24th April 2007


This is different – a layered pop-up photo album from Umbra. photopop album

bridesmaid albums

Friday 6th April 2007

Giving an album as a bridesmad gift is a great idea and these new monogrammed albums from Marcela Creations would be perfect. I’ve posted on some of the Marcela albums in the past, but I really love the muted colors of these new designs. Choose from a wide variety of fonts for the monogram.


acme made

Thursday 5th April 2007


Cool pink and black camera bag from acme made.

Far from basic black nylon, this leather camera case has a sleek exterior. When unzipped, the case opens to a microsuede lined interior with multiple pockets and fasteners for everything from a digital camera to the memory card, the charger, and a USB cable for downloads on the go. Choices for the exterior include pretty, pebble pink leather or a sleek black perforated leather. $55

barkley frame

Wednesday 4th April 2007


Barkley frame from Umbra.
Organically shaped frames inspired by nature. Cast from the bark of deciduous trees. $44.00 USD

vintage camera poster

Tuesday 3rd April 2007


Fototiller reader Carrie wrote in to tell me about this awesome vintage camera poster available at the Coudal Partners Swap Meat, designed by Rod Hunter. Limited-edition of only 100 (better grab one now), it is a 24″ x 26″ hand-screened print for only $35. And it certainly is awesome – I love it. Thanks Carrie!

(And check out Rod’s site to see some cool red polaroid pics and camera tee shirt designs.)

quik pod

Monday 2nd April 2007


A new addition to the array of clever (and little) tripods for your digital cam. The quik pod is the equivalent of having super long arms to hold your camera for self-portraits or any other hard to reach shot.

ink jet shrinkies

Friday 30th March 2007


Make lots of cool stuff from your pics printed from your ink jet onto these shrinky sheets.

A timeless classic. Design your own keychains, jewelry, picture frames, or anything else you can imagine. Inkjet option makes these better than ever!

holga pendant

Wednesday 28th March 2007


Super cool in black – the Holga acrylic pendant necklace from Etsy seller Nelly Joy.


Tuesday 27th March 2007


Make your own Wall-O-Photos with these clear, plastic, hanging sleeves from Urban Outfitters.

job jacket gallery

Monday 26th March 2007


Create a quick change photo gallery using job jackets, as described in the latest issue of Blueprint.

oui oui

Thursday 15th March 2007


Everything sounds better in French. Cute photo albums from La Corbeille Editions.

bailey album

Wednesday 14th March 2007


Just in time for spring. The colorful and stripey Bailey album from Kolo.

record album frame

Friday 9th March 2007


image from cb2 catalog

I love this idea for displaying a photo. Have it blown up to a large poster size, then cut into squares and frame with square record album frames. You could also use this with a rasterbated photo or a poster printed on multiple pages with your home printer (use blockposters or posteriza to break the photo into multiple pages).

panorama lampshade

Thursday 8th March 2007


Here’s one of three projects I wrote up for the latest JPG Magazine, issue 9. Check it out – subscribe online or buy it at a bookstore. These projects take a digital photo from the dim glow of your computer monitor to a lovely light to amp up the atmosphere at your next party, brighten up a dark nook in your home or give as a cool photo gift. Love panoramas? Like lamps? Then this project is for you. Here’s how to make a very simple lampshade from a panorama photo – you can use it for an existing lamp base or use a hanging bulb kit to make the shade into a hanging pendant.

What you need:

  • A lampshade (drum or cylinder shape is the easiest to deal with) in white or very pale color.
  • Panorama photo cropped to fit the circumference and height of the shade and printed on translucent paper (ink jet vellum paper works nicely) Note: instead of a panorama, you can also put together more than one photo or use pieces of a photo.
  • Double-sided tape or glue dots

Print the photo out onto the translucent paper; it’s fine to print it on more than one piece of paper. Measure your shade and cut the photo to fit around the shade. Attach to the inside of the shade using double stick tape or glue dots. The image will appear when you turn on the light and disappear when the light is off. For a more intense effect, you can instead put your photo on the outside of the shade so it is visible at all times.

sx-70 tees

Tuesday 6th March 2007


I have no idea what the deal is with these shirts (anyone know japanese?), but they were too cool not to post. 楽天市場】SX-70 COLLABORATE WEAR:GENERAL STORE

recycled mag frame

Monday 5th March 2007

Remember those beads you’d make from magazines as a kid? These recycled magazine frames look fun to make, too. Or buy ‘em at Urban Outfitters.