Playing with photos

February 4, 2013

I’ve been playing around with photos in the hallway of our apartment ever since I realized we didn’t have any family photos or wedding photos or baby photos where we could see them everyday (scourge of the digital age).   I knew I didn’t want to frame them in any sort of traditional frame since the hallway is narrow and I think all the frames, edges and glass would make it claustrophobic.  I might have been happy to leave them taped up in a sort of casual arrangement, but some of them are starting to curl and a few are treasured family photos from Tim’s childhood.  Then I came across these Muji frames in this month’s Martha Stewart Living.  With their slim profile and modern feel I think they would be perfect in the hallway.  I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to hang them (tape them???).  Has anyone used these before? More to follow!  PS Jenny blogged about these a year ago, which I only discovered when I did a google search on the frames.

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Nomadic D. February 5, 2013 at 4:26 am

Love this idea! I’m a huge muji fan, so it’s not really a surprise to me that you’ve found the perfect thing there, but honestly I never would have thought to go there for frames. Such a good idea. The product description says there’s a string to attach to the back to hang it from, would that not work for you?

M February 5, 2013 at 9:51 am

It’s so hard to figure out how to hang family pictures without it looking cheesy. This looks like a great solution!

Diane February 6, 2013 at 11:13 am

Love the Muji frames, but are they archival quality?

Nancy February 6, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I have been wanting to wallpaper our place with photos too! So glad you get there ahead of me and figure out the logistics. ;)

kate February 11, 2013 at 10:26 am

What if you put a small dot of that blue plasticy/rubbery sticking stuff behind the silver rounds?

Abbey February 11, 2013 at 11:00 am

Kate! I love that idea! My mom bought me some for my birthday, so we’ll have some to experiment with in a few weeks!

kate February 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm

No birthday is complete without blue plasticy sticky stuff! :-)

Elizabeth July 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

Abbey! Any chance we can see some pics of the new apartment? I’d love to see what you’ve done with it. :)

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