CommonBond frames commissioned art for their office
Framebridge

Framebridge

 

Let’s all take a deep breath and say it together now: student loans. Two words that come with a whole lot of baggage and stress. Enter CommonBond. Founded in 2012, this New York City company has set out to shake up this very frustrating market. Through their refinancing services, CommonBond is re-thinking this space altogether. And they wanted this innovative spirit to translate to their office style and culture, too. They took a really cool approach to this by commissioning art prints that had the same look and feel as their branding and we were thrilled to help them frame the series for their office. Here’s our chat with CommonBond’s Emma Chao Luk on how we put our worked together to bring their brand to life on their office walls.


For those who aren't familiar, can you tell us about CommonBond? We're a leading student lender that uses data and technology to help people take control of their student loans. By refinancing their student loans and paying less interest, our members save an average of $14,581. We offer lower rates, bigger savings, better service, and a one-of-a-kind Social Promise that helps fund the education of children in need. 

 
CommonBond's Open Colorful Office in NYC
 

How did the company start? CommonBond was founded by three graduate students who were frustrated by the costs and process to take out their own student loans. They knew there had to be a better way – so they created one! 

What's the office vibe like? We're located in the heart of SoHo, in a spectacular space that was renovated just for us. It's an open floor plan, with music playing, people creating and innovating, dogs visiting, and exciting collaborations leading to new benefits for our members every day. It's a fun environment and we're doing work with a real mission, so there's a great vibe for our team.

 
 

“I was so impressed that Framebridge printed, framed, and shipped so quickly. The results speak for themselves!”

How would you describe the company culture? We're from the "work hard, play hard" school of thought, with themed music playlists, video games, a ping pong table, a beer fridge, weekly catered Lunch & Learns, monthly happy hours, movie nights, game nights, and more. 

We love the art you framed. Can you tell us a little bit about the pieces? In order to have CommonBond stand out from a crowded lending space, we worked with Peter Greenwood to illustrate fun, colorful characters and environments. We're not your traditional bank–and these illustrations tell our audience that we're in the business of helping you approach student loans in a new way. 

 
Peter Greenwood Office Art White Frame
 

“When we have visitors, the pieces have become focal points, conversation starters, and ice breakers.”

How does the art connect to your business? To your brand? The characters in these pieces represent our members doing big things with their big savings – moving forward, onward, and upward, free from the stress and constraints of their old student loans. There are quirky and creative elements in each one – sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden – that give a nod to the playfulness and humor within our brand and within our team. We do serious work, but we don't take ourselves too seriously.

Do you have a favorite piece? They're all really beautiful and fun. The scuba diving scene is one of my favorites because of the bright colors, the details, and the diversity of the underwater world. (And the hidden mermaid and crab!) 

 
 

What was is like to work with Framebridge? Can you tell us a little bit about the process? Working with Framebridge was such a positive experience. The team reached out to me right away and answered any questions I had. I was so impressed that Framebridge printed, framed, and shipped so quickly. The results speak for themselves!

What value does the framed art add to your space? We've hung the framed pieces in each of our conference rooms, giving the spaces formerly known as "Cubby A-F" a real personality. They've added a touch of class, polish, and fun to what were once bare white walls. When we have visitors, the pieces have become focal points, conversation starters, and ice breakers.

Is there anything you're excited to frame next? We have even more characters being created for upcoming campaigns, and we can't wait to have them join their friends in beautiful frames on our walls!


What can we frame for your office?

 
Framebridge Trendspotting: 2017

2016 has been a loooong year. So let's just cut to the chase. Here are the top ten design trends our Creative Director, Tessa, is looking forward to in 2017.

 

The Reign of Authenticity.

Okay, okay… Admittedly, this is not exactly a design-exclusive trend. But we’ve seen a meaningful shift toward authenticity online and off—toward living in the moment and seeing the human side of things from a less edited, #nofilter perspective. I think we can all just agree now that the days of white white, perfect Instagram flat-lays are numbered. In photography, we can expect to see warmer, darker, truer looks at real spaces in lieu of heavily-lit wide shots with blown-out details.

So how does this translate to design? I think we’ll see people designing in ways that are more authentic and original to their spaces. Remember that time Chip and Jojo turned a giant Waco farmhouse into a French Country estate for a couple who really wanted a French Country estate? That was basically the opposite of this. We’ll see this trend surface as people begin to choose lighting and hardware that are authentic to a home’s era instead of whatever is on trend in giant, open houses in Ojai with glass walls. Not every Federal Style row house needs to or really should boast a trendy brass sputnik chandelier; these spaces sing more beautifully and honestly with classic 1920s wall sconces and understated pendants.

 
Jeremy Bitterman for Architectural Digest

Jeremy Bitterman for Architectural Digest

 

Jessica Helgerson outfits the kitchen of a 1920s Portland home with what appear to be original built-in leaded glass cabinets and age-appropriate pendant lighting in mixed metals.


Warm > Cool

As we all know, the recipe for max Instagram likes has always been a composition with a bright, cool white background and pops of pink, blue, green, and black. Until recently. We have to say we’re pretty happy to see social photography shift to a warmer place. A place that feels human, lived in, and actually has shadows. We can expect to see paint trends reflect this movement, too. We’ll see white walls and cabinets give way to complex taupes and greeny French grays

Move over, cold whites. Hello, warm neutrals.

 
Lauren Liess

Lauren Liess

 

Designer Lauren Liess is the master of layering warm neutrals to create spaces that feel sophisticated and fresh without feeling too brand new.


Green! Pantone says. 

Remember how everything—bottom cabinets, statement walls, upholstery, etc.—was deep navy for the past few years? Okay, great. Now that’s all going to be green. If you think about it, this is perfectly in line with the shift toward warmer tones. We’re not saying to go out and immediately buy a couch in Pantone’s “Greenery", but do consider darker green shades. Golden yellow undertones bring a sophisticated edge to the deep, deep greens we’ll see this year. 

 
Farrow and Ball

Farrow and Ball

 

Farrow & Ball’s “Studio Green” is the perfect backdrop for glam golds and sophisticated styling.


A Return to Tradition.

We’ve had a busy ten-ish years in interior design: from minimal to mid-century to industrial to farmhouse, we’ve really run the gamut of furniture and accessory trends. Now, I think, is the time to settle in and return to traditional. Don’t panic—traditional doesn’t have to mean heavy jacquard drapery; the new traditional feel is light. We’ll see it emerge through the use of classic hardware that ages with time (hello unlacquered brass… you’re still in), understated light fixtures with actual shades, beautifully-patterned wallpaper in light neutral tones, and inset cabinetry. Built-ins will be bigger than ever—whee!

 
deVOL Kitchens

deVOL Kitchens

 

deVOL Kitchens, a UK brand, has won the hearts of many a Pinterester in recent months. Note the light neutral cabinetry in an inset style, the classic faucet, and traditional knobs and drawer pulls.


Wood is in. But, like, in a new way.

Surprise! Wood will be huge in 2017. Okay, we know what you’re thinking… Yes, wood is always huge. But this time it’s different—it’s not rustic. It’s hard to deny the natural beauty of a raw-edged walnut tabletop and, for that reason, we hope that look lives on forever. But does every home need manufactured MDF reclaimed-wood-look ceiling beams? Sorry—not in 2017. This year’s wood is smooth, natural, rich, and a little bit glamorous. A mid-century rosewood credenza > faux reclaimed wood shelving with partially-sanded chalk paint or an espresso stain. Get it? Believe it or not, we’re going to start seeing wood kitchen cabinetry again, too. But it will be real, it will be sophisticated, and you will see the grain.

 
Donna Griffith for House & Home

Donna Griffith for House & Home

 

Sleek wood cabinets with visible grain offer this kitchen an extremely fresh and still classic feel.


Brass is in, too. With Wood.

Surprise! Brass will also be huge in 2017. Expect to see unlacquered brass metal hardware and lighting that gets better with age paired with deep walnuts and cherry tones. This look, popularized near the end of the original mid-century movement, is just so, so good, and we think it’s here to stay—why walk away from something that’s genuinely working?

 
Beth Singer
 

A timeless wood-and-brass piece by Paul McCobb will never, ever go out of style.

Want to get this look? Go with Framebridge Sonoma and Jambi Frames paired with Framebridge Dorado Frame.


Velvet. 

Isn’t it weird how velvet always comes back? It feels like just yesterday that we were wearing crushed velvet leotards (yes, for gymnastics), chokers and babydoll dresses and here we are, 20 years later, a bunch of adults pairing velvet chokers with everything we can. In interiors, we saw a heavy blue velvet trend with the Hollywood Regency movement a few years ago. This year, expect to see it in quieter doses—one or two throw pillows in an avocado velvet; a small round ottoman in a blush. Velvet catches the light beautifully and adds instant texture to a room. Plus, it’s great to photograph, which is always a bonus.

 
Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

A velvet couch in a muted pink feels at once classic and brand new.


Gallery walls.

Gallery walls… Oh, gallery walls. Obviously we’re major fans, but we know some people are getting tired of the big, wide gallery-over-couch thing. And that’s okay! One thing we know for sure is that gallery walls as a general design concept will live on forever. [See: salon-style art hanging in 18th century homes] We can expect 2017 galleries to feel more collected (mix of small framed pieces of art, mementos, and even some unframed photos) designed to fill specific nooks, shelves, and corners. We’ll also see lots and lots of gallery grids… You know ‘em. You love ‘em. And so do we.

 
Framebridge

Framebridge

 

A floor-to-ceiling gallery of personal moments and memories fills a tiny alcove in a small city apartment, creating an extra special area in what could otherwise be a forgotten space. 


Lots to look forward to, right? Okay, 2017. Show us whatcha got.

 
The Best of #framebridge 2016

After two years and thousands of tags on Instagram and Facebook, we have to say your tags and mentions still make our heart skip a beat. Whether you're showing off your space or sharing your story, we love seeing how our frames become a part of your home. To properly bid 2016 adieu, we've rounded up a few that really blew us away.

 

1. Art and TVs can be friends. @jlgarvin shows us that gallery walls are the perfect way to soften the lines of your latest flat screen, and make things feel a little more homey.

@jlgarvin

@jlgarvin

2. Above the couch diptychs make double the living room impact. Plus, they're super easy to break apart and style differently when it comes time to rearrange. Beautiful and functional—yes please.

3. Our DC neighbors never cease to inspire us with their style. We still can't get enough of our friend Michelle Solobay's swoonworthy interiors. (Wanna see the full home tour? Check it out.)

@michellesolobay

@michellesolobay

4. That magical moment when we realized you all were as into navy walls as much as we were. And buffalos.

@brittanymakes

@brittanymakes

5. This collab with One Kings Lane. If only we had a stunning archway for all our vintage collections... sigh.

@onekingslane

@onekingslane

6. We love working with our friends especially when we can do it not only once, but twice. Take a peek at Parachute founder Ariel Kaye's home tour, and how we styled one bedroom five ways with Parachute.

7. Best bathroom pic of all time? Certainly your (and our) favorite of 2016.

@chandlerrosephoto

@chandlerrosephoto

8. When we teamed up with Instagram favorite Letterfolk for a holiday giveaway and learned that letterboards and Instagram Minis are destined for greatness.

Framebridge

Framebridge

9. The force is in your kids' room, and it looks really good. These pieces from Concepcion Studios look awesome in clean gallery frames. 

@laurenlefevre

@laurenlefevre

10. Oh, and while we're on the subject of kids' rooms, let's talk about this one from Lay Baby Lay. She enlarged vintage family photos to hang above her girls' beds. The perfect mix of old and new. (Head over here for a step-by-step guide on how to get the look.)

@laybabylay

@laybabylay

11. And all of these nurseries...stunning, right? (Even more goodness over here, too.)

12. The perfect gift: is and will always be photos of your little ones. We still can't get over this sweet moment from Calivintage. 

@calivintage

@calivintage

13. And can we talk about the family photos?! You all really nailed it in 2016. 

14. We couldn't be happier to have met Jenny Cipoletti of https://www.instagram.com/margoandme/. She is a source of endless style inspiration and a true joy to work with. Her Parisian style has us dreaming of matching etageres, a crystal chandelier, and, of course, a nine square gallery wall

15. Wallpaper came (is coming?) back in a big way. And we LOVE the look. Especially with a column of framed Instagrams on a skinny accent wall like this one. 

@dearlizzy

@dearlizzy

16. We will always have a special place in our heart for this little man. @emilyloeffelman's son Asher never fails to make us smile. 

@emilyloeffelman

@emilyloeffelman

17. This ballerina reminds us to look up and always keep dreaming. 

@abnousabbey

@abnousabbey

18. What roundup would be complete without babies...in boxes. Turns out they're good for more than just shipping your frames.

19. Artists! We were lucky to be able to four with these four, fierce ladies. If you haven't gotten one of their pieces yet, we definitely recommend you do now. Like, right now. (And if you're hungry for more you need to check out our favorite 100 prints.)

20. LOVE really is all around the Framebridge feed. Reading this Instagram caption brought tears to our eyes. 

"On November 28th of this year, my wife and I celebrated one year of marriage! To commemorate our anniversary, I chose to frame this photo of us holding hands in front of the Love Locks in Paris."

@joekenneth_

@joekenneth_

21. Of course, our favorite influencers. From family photo gallery walls, to travel memories, and gifting ideas we were never short of inspiration. (Link to posts) 

22. GQ Insider and Framebridge fan, Gary Williams aka @masterwilliams showing off this killer office gallery wall. His photos always inspire us, and his thoughtfulness always makes him shine extra bright. Read his amazing story here.

@masterwilliams

@masterwilliams

23. Remember this gallery wall? You all called, commented, and emailed about how to get our gallery wall look from Create & Cultivate. And we answered.

@framebridge

@framebridge

24. ALL the gallery walls. Go big or go home? More like: go big in your home. 2016 saw the rise of the grid gallery wall (looking at you, Ivory Lane and Simply Sona), and the volume turned up on the traditional salon style. 

25. And finally, what list would be complete without a wing and a wag to your partners in crime. After all, what fun is a new frame without someone to enjoy it with?


We can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeves... er, on your feeds in 2017. Be sure to tag us #framebridge and @framebridge and hello New Year!

 
Teresa gifts an autographed NASCAR poster

Framebridge team member Teresa shares why she's excited to gift her dad an autographed NASCAR poster this holiday season.

NASCAR poster in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat

NASCAR poster in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat

 

“I love that, having lived in the US for 30 years, he is also now a Nascar fan.”

What did you frame? I framed an autographed Nascar poster from 1980s. It was a gift given to my dad from his fellow Brazilian friend who passed away from cancer a few years ago. It's one of those things he's had for several decades but its now starting to show its age. Knowing these things are best preserved in a frame, I decided to take it of course.

Why are you excited to gift it? I'm gifting it to my Dad. Or "re-gifting" it to my Dad, I suppose. He's from Brazil, a country with very famous Formula One race car drivers like Ayrton Senna. I love that, having lived in the US for 30 years, he is also now a Nascar fan. People can't believe it when I tell them of my Dad's "special" interests. Anyways, I know his face is going to light up on Christmas morning... and every day he looks at it. (And remember that I am the best daughter!) 

 
10 Thoughtful Gifts Bloggers are Giving
 

The clock is ticking! If you're still looking for the perfect gift for someone on your list take a deep breath, and start scrolling. We've got some beautiful gifting ideas for you. They'll never know how easy it was for you to be so thoughtful.

Just don't stay too long—our deadline for printed and framed orders is Sunday, 12/18! 


1. Baby Photos

Instagram photo in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat | Via Beau and Arrow

Instagram photo in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat | Via Beau and Arrow

 
 

“I wanted to do something special and a little more meaningful. This fit the bill perfectly.”

Ashley Wilson, @beauandarrownashville


2. Graduation Pic

Graduation photo in our Augusta frame with a white mat | Via Gal Meets Glam

Graduation photo in our Augusta frame with a white mat | Via Gal Meets Glam

“For my parents, I framed a photo Thomas took of my younger sister and brother at my brother’s graduation.”

Julia Engel, @galmeetsglam


3. Family Photo

Family photo in our Rosemont frame with a white mat | Via Lucky Penny

Family photo in our Rosemont frame with a white mat | Via Lucky Penny

“Everything I need this holiday season is captured in this frame...There are fights, messy rooms, tempers lost and many mistakes made. But there is love. So much love and forgiveness and understanding.”

Ana Fritsch, @luckypennyblog


4. Travel Shot

Travel photo in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat | Via Decorotation

Travel photo in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat | Via Decorotation

“When it comes to personalized gifts, I don’t think you can get much more personal than a custom framed photo or art piece that holds meaning.”

Brett Goldstein, @decorotation


5. Inspiration

Photo in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat | Via Kaley Dignen

Photo in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat | Via Kaley Dignen

“This cute little thing has inspired me to visit all over the West. I want to camp out, roam the desert and check out California and all of its wonders. There is so much to see and so many stories to learn from the people that I will meet.”

Kaley Dignen, @kaleydignen


6. Christmas Throwback

Throwback photo in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat | Via @domestikateblog

Throwback photo in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat | Via @domestikateblog

“Wrapping up one of my favorite gifts to give, a childhood memory framed up for siblings (this one makes both of us laugh pretty hard from when we were kids: Putting my hair salon station I got for Christmas to good use, I tangled up an array of hair brushes and rollers in my little sister's hair. Glad mom stopped to take this picture of her in sheer-misery and me in pure-bliss before helping sort out our mess!)”

Kate, @domestikateblog


7. Old Family Photo

Old family photo in our Mandalay frame with a white mat | Via Dear Serendipity

Old family photo in our Mandalay frame with a white mat | Via Dear Serendipity

“While you're doing your holiday shopping this year, consider something personalized and special, like framing something sentimental. I chose this original photo my dad took of my mom when she was my age.”

Emily Piskulick, @emilypiskulick


8. Pet Pic

Photo in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat | Via @taylordaniellestone

Photo in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat | Via @taylordaniellestone

“I got a picture of our puppy framed by @framebridge as an early gift to Michael so we can always remember the year that this little blessing came into our lives 🐾.”

Taylor Danielle Stone, @taylordaniellestone


9. Wedding Instagram

Wedding Instagram in our Dorado frame with a white mat | Via See Happiness Through

Wedding Instagram in our Dorado frame with a white mat | Via See Happiness Through

“...the shiny gold frame brings the black & white image to life. We can’t wait to gift these timeless pieces to our family & friends this holiday season.”

Erin Phillips, @seehappinessthrough


10. New Arrivals

Instagram of an ultrasound picture in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat | Via @francoisetmoiblog

Instagram of an ultrasound picture in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat | Via @francoisetmoiblog

“With a little one joining us early next year, this Christmas is feeling a bit more heartfelt than most. Naturally, gifts are leaning more personal too, like this framed shot from @framebridge of Ken & I holding the baby's ultrasound. I uploaded the photo right from my Instagram feed making it easy to be a thoughtful gift giver.”

Erin Francois, @francoisetmoiblog


Ready to wrap up that gift list?

 
Away frames campaign images for their NYC office
Images from an Away campaign in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat

Images from an Away campaign in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat

 

Meet Away: our latest partner and newest travel obsession. Away is a luggage company that's all about simplifying travel with their smartly designed line of “thoughtful luggage for the modern traveler.” Their offices might be in New York, but one look at their walls and you're instantly transported, well, away. With places to be and trips to take the Away team didn't have time to waste on framing details. We worked with their team to personalize their office with framed travel images, and helped them create a look that not only completes their very cool office and captures their brand identity, but also fit their budget and timeline. To hear a little more about this partnership we sat down with Away founders Steph Korey and Jen Rubio to talk luggage, office decor, and framing the Away story.


For those who aren’t familiar, can you tell us about Away? 

Steph: At our core, we’re a travel brand that’s committed to creating products that are designed to be resourceful and, most importantly, true to the way that people travel today. We started by rethinking what the “perfect” carry-on looks like, and we’re just getting started. Away is inspired by real travel stories and we’ve talked to thousands of people about what they’re looking for while they’re on the road. Our direct-to-consumer business model allows us to create high-quality products at a lower price point and we’re looking forward to continuing to build out our product line. Ultimately, our goal is to continue to empower more and more travelers to explore the world seamlessly.

How did the company start?

Jen: When I was stranded by broken luggage while traveling, my friends were only able to offer up advice about what brands to stay away from. No one seemed to be particularly excited about any line of travel bags, and I realized that there was a hole in the market that needed to be filled by a product I would love to recommend.

Steph: We created Away with the intention of making travel easier for everyone and by asking ourselves what the “perfect” luggage would look like. Our goal was to design a product that takes into account how people travel, the problems they encounter on their journeys, and what we can do to make those experiences better and more enjoyable so everyone can focus on the best part of traveling: the destination!

Image from an Away campaign in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat

Image from an Away campaign in our Mercer Slim frame with a white mat

“We stuck to a neutral color palette and relied on plants, books, and our framed prints from our previous photo shoots for pops of color.”

How would you describe your office design?

Jen: One of the first things that initially drew us to our new office space in Soho was its airy, “vibey” nature. The raw space stood out with its high ceilings, big windows, wood floors and an original brick wall that spans the entire length of the space. We wanted to keep the design simple and modern while complementing the bones of the space, but also sought to create an inviting atmosphere that feels comfortable. We stuck to a neutral color palette and relied on plants, books, and our framed prints from our previous photo shoots for pops of color. All of this is anchored by great mid-century seating and simple, clean surfaces, which we found with the help of our good friend @jakealexanderarnold (who’s done interiors for Julianne Hough and Katherine Power).

It really is such a stunning space. Okay, so what did you frame with us?

Jen: We chose to frame a few of our favorite shots from our past campaigns to add some travel inspiration to the office! So far we’ve been able to shoot in Tokyo and Panama, so adding some of those images to our office space was a no-brainer.

Can you tell us a little bit about the process? 

Steph: We really loved how easy the entire process was. We pulled our favorite shots and easily uploaded everything to the site. There were so many amazing frame options, but it never felt overwhelming. I loved the option of working with a designer - that’s so convenient for someone who’s looking for some trusted guidance. After finalizing everything, I was amazed at how quickly the frames were shipped to our office!

 
 

That is the idea! Where do your frames hang? 

Jen: We chose to hang two of the big white frames over the couch in our reception area that’s right across from the elevator - so these pictures are the first thing you see when you walk into the office! The white frames and matting really stand out against the brick wall and provide a nice contrast.

Steph: The pictures really brighten up the space! It’s great travel inspiration and always gets me thinking about where I want to go next.

We had a similar feeling when we were in your office! Is there anything you’re excited to frame next for your team or office?

Jen: I love the idea of framing a picture of our team and our office space right now, so that in the future we’ll always be able to look back and remember where we started out! I think it ties in perfectly with the general idea of travel: we’re constantly looking forward, but we appreciate where we came from.

Steph: I’d love to frame a wall of inspiration photos of the destinations we can’t wait to get to next!


What inspiration can we help you frame for your office walls?

 
12 Days of Art
 

It's official, gifting season is in full swing. To help you check a few names off your gift list we've curated twelve amazing (and totally giftable) prints from a few of our favorite artists. Best part? You can buy these pieces (framed, of course) straight from our site, and ship them directly to your lucky giftee. We've even done all the hard work of choosing the frame and size we think complement it best. Being thoughtful has never been so easy.

Be sure to check back here each day for a new release. So, without further ado—here's the art! 


Day 12: "Dope" by Sarah Craft

"Dope" by Sarah Craft in our Lafayette frame | Finished frame size: 11" x 14" and 20" x 26" | $79 or $139

"Dope" by Sarah Craft in our Lafayette frame | Finished frame size: 11" x 14" and 20" x 26" | $79 or $139

Back by popular demand, because we know you love it. Don’t miss your last chance to order this "Dope" print by Sarah Craft in our rippled gold Lafayette frame!

Gift this to: anyone and everyone on your gift list.


Day 11: "Inner Tube Girls" by Caroline Rose Kaufman

“Inner Tube Girls” by Caroline Rose Kaufman in our Irvine Slim frame | Finished frame size: 13.5" x 13.5" | $99

“Inner Tube Girls” by Caroline Rose Kaufman in our Irvine Slim frame | Finished frame size: 13.5" x 13.5" | $99

Squad goals look good in our clean white Irvine Slim gallery frame. These “Inner Tube Girls” by Caroline Rose Kaufman are sure to bring back visions of lazy rivers and fun summer days.

Gift this to: your best friends, daughter, or beach buddy.


Day 10: “Buffalo” by CC and Mike

“Buffalo” by CC and Mike in our Ventura frame with a white mat | Finished frame size: 15.5" x 12.5" | $79

“Buffalo” by CC and Mike in our Ventura frame with a white mat | Finished frame size: 15.5" x 12.5" | $79

These big beautiful buffalo by CC and Mike make a majestic statement in our new pewter metallic Ventura frame. Black and white photography has never looked so good.

Gift this to: photography lovers and nature enthusiasts.


Day 9: “Ant Views” by Dan Joyce

"Ant Views" by Dan Joyce in our Bolton frame with a white mat | Finished frame size: 18.5" x 14.5" | $79

"Ant Views" by Dan Joyce in our Bolton frame with a white mat | Finished frame size: 18.5" x 14.5" | $79

An awesome, unexpected view of Vancouver from photographer Dan Joyce in our riveted steel Bolton frame. "Ant Views" is the perfect accent for an office, living room, or man cave.

Gift this to: the man, nature enthusiast, or photographer in your life. 


Day 8: "David Bowie" by Kate Worum

“David Bowie” by Kate Worum in our Irvine frame with a white mat | Finished frame size: 21" x 25.3" | $99

“David Bowie” by Kate Worum in our Irvine frame with a white mat | Finished frame size: 21" x 25.3" | $99

An art piece any music lover would be excited to receive. We love this David Bowie print by Kate Worum in our clean white Irvine gallery frame, and we're sure the people on your gift list will, too!

Gift this to: music lovers!


Day 7: "Gramercy Chair" by Emily Isabella

"Gramercy Chair" by Emily Isabella in our Bowery frame with a white mat || Finished frame size: 14.5" x 16.4" || $59

"Gramercy Chair" by Emily Isabella in our Bowery frame with a white mat || Finished frame size: 14.5" x 16.4" || $59

This little chair by Emily Isabella makes a big, beautiful statement in our wide champagne silver Bowery frame. It's just. so. good. Perfect for your mom, your design-loving friends, or yourself!

Gift this to: design junkies!


Day 6: "Paloma" by Juniper Briggs

"Paloma" by Juniper Briggs in our Monterey frame with a white mat || Finished frame size: 14.5" x 14.7" || $79

"Paloma" by Juniper Briggs in our Monterey frame with a white mat || Finished frame size: 14.5" x 14.7" || $79

Meet "Paloma" by Juniper Briggs. Sassy and sweet, this lady looks lovely in our whitewashed Monterey gallery frame. Perfect for the little lady in your life.

Gift this to: new parents, nieces, and daughters.


Day 5: "The Grand Tour" Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

"The Grand Tour" Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech in our Mercer frame || Finished frame size: 15" x 21.3" or 19" x 27.3" || $99 or $139

"The Grand Tour" Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech in our Mercer frame || Finished frame size: 15" x 21.3" or 19" x 27.3" || $99 or $139

Everyone’s favorite NASA poster in our clean black Mercer frame. Available in not one, but TWO sizes.

Gift this to: the space enthusiast in your life!


Day 4: "Planets" by Brainstorm

"Planets" by Brainstorm in our Beverly frame with a white mat || Finished frame size: 14.5" x 16.4" || $79

"Planets" by Brainstorm in our Beverly frame with a white mat || Finished frame size: 14.5" x 16.4" || $79

An out of this world solar system print by Brainstorm in our distressed silver Beverly frame with black sides. Science has never looked so good. 

Gift this to: the kid, kid at heart, or nerd in your life.


Day 3: "Plant Goals" by Amber Vittoria

"Plant Goals" by Amber Vittoria in our Monroe frame with a white mat || Finished frame measures 15.5" x 12.9" || $79

"Plant Goals" by Amber Vittoria in our Monroe frame with a white mat || Finished frame measures 15.5" x 12.9" || $79

Gorgeous plants by Amber Vittoria in our beautiful new champagne metallic Monroe frame—no watering necessary. "Plant Goals" achieved.

Gift this to: your sister, your friend, or yourself! 


Day 2: "Peekaboo Bunny" and "Peekaboo Bunny Tail" by Lila and Lola

"Peekaboo Bunny" by Lila and Lola in our Marin frame with a white mat || Finished frame measures 15.5" x 18" || $79

"Peekaboo Bunny" by Lila and Lola in our Marin frame with a white mat || Finished frame measures 15.5" x 18" || $79

"Peekaboo Bunny Tail" by Lila and Lola in our Marin frame with a white mat || Finished frame measures 15.5" x 18" || $79

"Peekaboo Bunny Tail" by Lila and Lola in our Marin frame with a white mat || Finished frame measures 15.5" x 18" || $79

It’s only fitting that day two features *double* the cuteness. These adorable bunnies from Lila and Lola look great on their own, but work even better together. Hello, cutest diptych ever. 

Gift this to: new parents!


Day 1: "Started from the Bottom" by Paper Jam Press

"Started From The Bottom" by Paper Jam Press in our Mercer Slim frame || Finished frame size: 17.5" x 21.5" || $99

"Started From The Bottom" by Paper Jam Press in our Mercer Slim frame || Finished frame size: 17.5" x 21.5" || $99

Everybody loves an underdog, especially when they climb their way to the top. We can't think of a typography print more inspiring than this one from Paper Jam Press in our black Mercer Slim gallery frame. 

Gift this to: your man, work spouse, or best friend to show them you're rooting for them.


See you tomorrow for our next release!

 
Kelsey gifts bean boots

Framebridge team member Kelsey shares why she's excited to gift her sister a bean boot print this holiday season.

"Bean Boot" by Nantucket v. Hamptons in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat

"Bean Boot" by Nantucket v. Hamptons in our Irvine Slim frame with a white mat

 

“We grew up in Freeport, Maine, the home of LL Bean, so this print speaks to the heart!”

What did you frame? There is a great online shop, Nantucket v. Hamptons, that has prints that capture the best parts of summer in Nantucket or the Hamptons. They have really great pieces that immediately made me feel nostalgic. When I saw a print of an LL Bean boot - I just had to get it!

Who are you gifting this to? I framed this for my sister. We grew up in Freeport, Maine, the home of LL Bean, so this print speaks to the heart! We are very proud of our hometown and our LL Bean allegiance is very strong. When I saw this, I knew it was the perfect Christmas gift for her! She is working on a gallery wall and this will be an amazing addition.

 
Gray Malin frames holiday photography for Neiman Marcus
"Poolside Holiday" by Gray Malin for Neiman Marcus

"Poolside Holiday" by Gray Malin for Neiman Marcus

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we've got a photo to prove it. Queue renown photographer Gray Malin. You might know him from his bright beach photos, and quirky conceptual shots, but don't think this California photog would miss a chance to spread a little holiday cheer. Together, we worked with Gray to get his “Poolside Holiday” prints framed and ready for Neiman Marcus to sell exclusively in their stores. To share more about our Christmas collaboration we sat down with Gray to reflect on how it all came together. 


So what exactly did this project between Gray Malin, Framebridge, and Neiman Marcus involve? Last year we created a holiday image specifically for our marketing purposes and website that featured 9 decked-out Christmas trees illuminating and reflecting into a sparkling swimming pool. Neiman Marcus asked us this year to exclusively carry it as a framed photo in their stores and online for this holiday season. In order to get the photograph framed beautifully and seamlessly to Neiman Marcus, we entrusted the help of Framebridge.

The photo is beautiful—where was it taken? And where did the idea come from? The photo was taken at a pool at a private residence in Southern California. The piece was inspired by a shot of a Christmas tree next to a swimming pool in Kelly Klein's book Pools: Reflections.

Can you explain a little bit about the process of working with us? How were we able to simplify framing and fulfillment for you? We knew that Framebridge had a reputation for high quality craftsmanship while maintaining the ability to deliver flawlessly to a nationwide to a large customer like Neiman Marcus, and we're very glad they were our framer of choice for this project.

How many pieces did we frame for you? What was the timetable like? 90 medium white framed “Poolside Holiday” for Neiman Marcus, which were framed and ready to go nationwide in a week.

“Poolside Holiday” by Gray Malin | Via Gray Malin

“Poolside Holiday” by Gray Malin | Via Gray Malin

“Framebridge exceeded my expectations and provided quality framing that I was proud to provide to Neiman Marcus and their clientele.”

With such a quick turnaround time, what were you looking for in a framing partner for this project? I appreciate a framing partner that I can depend on. My clients depend on me to deliver their orders in a timely and efficient manner, and in order to do that I have to have a framing partner who is able to do the same. Framebridge exceeded my expectations and provided quality framing that I was proud to provide to Neiman Marcus and their clientele.

What was it like to work with us on this project? It was a snap for us. We had our framed photos delivered on time, without any issues, to display beautifully in the stores for Christmas, and ready to hang on Neiman Marcus customer's homes.

Love it. How have customers reacted to the pieces? The response to “Poolside Holiday” has been fantastic. I've had the opportunity to see it in person at various Neiman Marcus stores on their coveted retail floor.

That's amazing—what do you think of the end result?  Framed to perfection, the photograph will uniquely dazzle the viewer anywhere during the holidays.


What can we help you frame this holiday season?

 
Susanna frames her love story

Veluxe founder Susanna Quinn frames a wedding photo for her husband on their 10th anniversary—just in time for the holidays.

Wedding photo in our Chelsea frame with a white mat

Wedding photo in our Chelsea frame with a white mat

 

“When he smiles at me like in this picture, I feel like I can do anything and I have everything that I need.”

What did you frame with us? A picture of my husband, Jack, and me at our wedding.

Why is it special? I love the way he is looking at me. This was our wedding night almost ten years ago. I feel like everything positive in my life starts with Jack. From his support and encouragement that has enabled me to build a business to his boundless love for our kids and family. When he smiles at me like in this picture, I feel like I can do anything and I have everything that I need.  

That smile has gotten me through the loss of my Dad and my sister, through a difficult pregnancy with our amazing son, Storm, being born almost 9 weeks early. Someone once wrote to my husband (actually, it was Bill Clinton), “Even in tough times, there are more smiles when you are in the room.” I love that. It is so true. I kind of want to frame different pictures of him smiling for every room in my house! 

 
Julie gifts a photo of her nephews

Framebridge Team member Julie shares what she's excited to gift her brother this holiday season. 

Family photo in our Bali frame with a white mat

Family photo in our Bali frame with a white mat

 

“He had to stay in the hospital a bit longer than expected so his 2 older brothers were very excited to finally get to play with him in person.”

What did you frame? I framed a picture of my 3 nephews

Why is it special? My youngest nephew was just born a few weeks ago. He had to stay in the hospital a bit longer than expected so his 2 older brothers were very excited to finally get to play with him in person.

Who are you gifting it to? I'm gifting this to my brother. Having 3 kids under 4 will definitely be chaotic - I know this picture will remind him of the special bond that they all have.

 
Poppin frames bright art for their bold office
Gallery wall in our Irvine Slim frame
 

With a motto like “Work Happy” we’re not surprised the Poppin offices are bursting with bright colors and happy faces. Technically, Poppin is an office furniture and supply manufacturer, but really they're all about making work fun through colorful, beautiful office supplies. Poppin employees say the company is fun to work for, and we can attest that they’re fun to work with. Together we worked to frame photos and even a few of their favorite Poppin supplies to create a design that complements their office and identity. Here’s Poppin’s LT Taylor on their mission, design goal, and how frames added a little something special to their already poppin’ (sorry, had to) space.


For those who aren't familiar, can you tell us about Poppin? Poppin is a startup that believes that everyone, everywhere deserves to work happy. Based in New York City, we’re a leading manufacturer of workplace furniture and supplies designed for the dynamic needs of the modern office. We’ve created an effortless and affordable one-stop solution for your entire workspace, and we’re here to help people create one that excites and inspires with beautiful design, transparent pricing, and a team of dedicated experts by your side.

How did the company get started? Where does the name come from? It all began with a simple stapler - a product whose design hasn’t changed much over the decades. We thought, “what would happen if we reimagined ordinary office products and turned them into something extraordinary?” Colorful, beautiful, and full of life. And with that, Poppin was born in 2009. The name comes from the original concept which was to create “eye-popping products at jaw-dropping prices.” We’ve since expanded into office furniture and colorful, customizable products.

Gallery wall in our Irvine Slim frame

 “Many of us have used Framebridge to deck out our own apartments so we were pleased that designing a gallery wall for the office was just as seamless.”

We love all the bright, fun colors in your office—was there a particular design goal in mind? Sure. It’s important that we practice what we preach, so we designed our office to reflect our brand identity. We also design the products we sell for ourselves first, and use our own office as a testing ground. Employee behavior and feedback play a huge role in deciding what we put into production. Whether it’s the sitting-standing desks or ways to improve collaboration and productivity, we are constantly thinking about the future of workspaces and how we can help other companies “work happy.”

Love that. It's something we have in common! What do you love most about working at Poppin? For me, it’s a combination of the people I get to work with and the work I get to do. I truly believe in our business and it’s rewarding to be surrounded by a group of folks who feel the same way.

Let's talk frames. What was it like to work with Framebridge? Can you tell us a little about the process? Many of us have used Framebridge to deck out our own apartments so we were pleased that designing a gallery wall for the office was just as seamless. It’s also great to be able to speak to real people throughout the process - from bouncing ideas off one another, to getting an expert opinion and life-like mock-ups. It was simple to execute, and we were really happy with the quality and turnout.

“The gallery wall makes such a difference - it adds a whole new dynamic to our lobby area.”

So what exactly did you guys frame with us? We’re a very visual brand so we framed six photos, showcasing a variety of our products - from a high res shot of our best-selling Ping Pong Conference Table to a cityscape of our back-to-school favorites.

Do you have a favorite piece? We love that all the frames tell a cohesive story, but my favorite is shadowbox frame. It’s amazing that you’re able to frame physical items - it’s the perfect way to display a keepsake (and would certainly make a great gift!)

I can’t tell you how many compliments we’ve gotten from employees and visiting clients. The gallery wall makes such a difference - it adds a whole new dynamic to our lobby area.


What can we frame to add inspiration to your office?

 
Sylvia gifts her favorite wedding photo

Framebridge Team member Sylvia shares what she's gifting to her husband this holiday season. 

Wedding photo in our Monroe frame with a white mat

Wedding photo in our Monroe frame with a white mat

 

“But despite the weather, I think this picture really captures how happy the day was for us and our loved ones. I would totally swim an ocean for that guy. He's the best.”

What did you frame? I framed my favorite photo from our wedding day!

Why is it special? It was 95 degrees with 100% humidity on our wedding day. Nate and I were sweating like crazy through our "fancy" wedding clothes during our small outdoor ceremony at the courthouse. We had just joked that it would look like we swam to our wedding even though we are both pretty bad at swimming. But despite the weather, I think this picture really captures how happy the day was for us and our loved ones. I would totally swim an ocean for that guy. He's the best.

Who are you gifting it to? I'm giving it to my husband Nate. We talk about how it was such a great day all the time. He's going to love it!

 
Julia gifts a concert ticket

Framebridge team member Julia shares what she's excited to gift her best friend Liz this holiday season.

Concert ticket float mounted in our Irvine Slim frame

Concert ticket float mounted in our Irvine Slim frame

 

"I framed this ticket as a reminder that even when things don't go 100% to plan, when you're with someone you love, nothing else really matters."

What did you frame? One of my best friends from high school (Wrabel) was touring with Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammar this fall, and I framed the concert ticket.

Why is it special? My best friend Liz and I have been super fan girls since high school. I did a quick day trip to New York on a random Thursday in October, so Liz and I could see him together during his first big tour. Despite our very best intentions – we even handmade t-shirts! – it was one of those nights where everything went just a little bit wrong. I framed the ticket as a reminder that even when things don't go 100% to plan, when you're with someone you love, nothing else really matters. 

Who are you gifting it to? I'm gifting this to my best friend, Liz. I hope she'll love it as a reminder that we can make our own fun, no matter the circumstances. Plus, I know she'll smile every time she thinks about how hard our very talented friend Stephen has worked to follow his dreams – there's nothing better than that feeling of pride for one of your friends! 

 
Tuckernuck frames business milestones
Postcard float mounted in our Monterey frame

Postcard float mounted in our Monterey frame

 

We want you to frame what you love - at home, but also in your office. And the ladies at the lifestyle brand Tuckernuck have done just that. Founded in 2012 by Madeline Grayson, Jocelyn Gailliot, and September Rinnier, this online boutique embodies the classic, American lifestyle top to bottom. And, believe it or not, their office is just as thoughtfully curated as their store. Among racks of clothes, sample swatches, and accessories hang all the things that tell their business story—the vintage post card that inspired their name, their first printed catalogue, and the wallpaper swatches from their first store. 


Can you tell us a little bit about Tuckernuck? Tuckernuck is an online retailer curated for the classic American lifestyle and inspired by good old-fashioned fun. It embodies the lifestyles and active spirit of its founders, Jocelyn, Maddy, and September, rooted in sport, travel, family, friends and celebration.

How did it start? A few years ago my sister Jocelyn and college classmate September and I became frustrated with the lack of an online lifestyle retailer that targeted our classic, All-American style so we launched Tuckernuck. Our vision was to inspire buyers all over the world by cross merchandising products from hundreds of small and large brands in rich lifestyle content.

And the name? Tuckernuck is actually a tiny island off the Coast of Massachusetts in between Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

What’s the Tuckernuck mission? Tuckernuck is grounded in authenticity - of its founders and the team. The models are our friends, the photoshoots are done in locations that are near and dear to us, and the products are what we would wear and boast on a regular basis. Our mission is to inspire our customers to #findthefun in life and give them a special place to discover new and unique brands with amazing stories behind them.

 
From left to right: Madeline Grayson and September Rinnier

From left to right: Madeline Grayson and September Rinnier

 

You have three co-founders - how do you combine three points of view? I think 3 is the magic number! We are extremely honest and upfront with each other, which I think has been key to our partnership. Our big decisions are based on healthy debates... seeing all viewpoints, presenting facts and numbers and coming to an overall conclusion. Jocelyn is also a few years ahead of September and me with a background in finance and 3 kids. We have different perspectives based on our stages in life and work experiences, which has made us more dynamic as founders and leaders. With the team growing, we have divided our roles as department heads according for day-to-day operations to run efficiently. Three is great though because it’s not one person’s word against the other. We are very thorough in all our decisions as a result, and value each other’s opinions.

With so many clothing companies out there what do you think sets your business apart? Authenticity! We are the customer and we live the Tuckernuck lifestyle. It is with an active spirit and a curious mind that we, as the founders, carefully pick every coveted item on Tuckernuck to celebrate a lifestyle where form follows fun and a little bit of class is always in fashion. We constantly think about where you can wear things. This is why we are so adamant about showing the clothes we sell in a lifestyle setting styled beautifully (but still achievable!), using inspirational models that are friendly, playful and cool (usually our friends), and wearing the product ourselves in everyday life!  The three of us have always valued the specialty store. We always want our customers to feel a connection to us, because we work so hard to curate and share with them these amazing things we’ve found for life’s adventures and experiences.

What other brands do you admire?  Martha StewartOrvisRalph LaurenJ.CrewPaperless PostOne Kings LaneSerena & Lily

There are so many beautiful products these days. How do you curate the products you carry to stay true to the Tuckernuck aesthetic? We always come back to classic with a twist. As a result, our assortment is a balance of classics like Saint James striped shirts and Barbour olive waxed jackets with unexpected (on-trend or not!) pieces like kilim loafers from Morocco and handmade Wayuu bags from Colombia or very cool reflective shades from New Orleans-born Krewe Du Optic. We believe our curated funky and on-trend pieces keep us fresh and cool, but we know our roots of navy and white, colorful patterns, and timeless penny loafers will always be in style.

 
 

Let's talk frames. How did you go about selecting the items you wanted to frame? Was there a particular story you wanted to tell? We chose mementos for sentimental reasons, but also images that evoked brand. (Click through the slides above to learn what makes each piece special.)

What are you excited to frame next? A picture of us at our first store opening!


What will you frame to tell your business story?

 
Marcela gifts an Otomi fabric coaster

Framebridge team member Marcela shares what she's excited to gift this holiday season.

Otomi fabric coaster float mounted in our Newport frame with a white mat

Otomi fabric coaster float mounted in our Newport frame with a white mat

 

“It instantly reminded me of my grandmother who has always been a symbol of style and grace in my life.”

What did you frame? A beautiful hand embroidered coaster.

Why is it special? Earlier this year I spent a few days in Mexico where I found this lovely traditional Otomi fabric coaster. It instantly reminded me of my grandmother who has always been a symbol of style and grace in my life.

Who are you gifting it to? I am gifting it to my grandmother — I think she will just love to know that despite the distance she is always present in my heart, as I know we all (her grandkids) are in hers. She is an amazing example of genuine kindness and I'm so grateful for her.

 
Matt gifts a Bowie album cover
Album cover float mounted in our Beverly frame

Album cover float mounted in our Beverly frame

 

“He just bought his first place so this is a fitting housewarming gift and a nice reminder of all those times spent watching and arguing about great music.” 

What did you frame? I framed the cover to David Bowie's best album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. This particular album is from the original run in the early seventies. It was from my dad's record collection so it has some special meaning to me.

Why is it special? To me, it's hands down one of the five best rock albums of all-time. And the album cover rocks - it's a vintage, dark photo of a dirty London streetscape that's been painted up with these glowing, almost neon colors. It's a perfect testament to the genius of David Bowie - amazing concept, amazing music, amazing packaging. 

Who are you gifting it to? Why do you think they'll love it? I'm giving this to my friend Nic. I lived with Nic for 5 years in my twenties and we've probably seen 100-plus live shows together. We always used to get into these deep discussions about music. "Who made the best debut album ever? What are the top 5 songs by The Band? Name the top 5 southern rock bands." Just endless barstool banter like that. Nic is a huge Bowie fan and loves this album. He just bought his first place so this is a fitting housewarming gift and a nice reminder of all those times spent watching and arguing about great music. 

 
Cory gifts an Instagram of MJ the Third

Framebridge Team member Cory shares what she's excited to gift her best friend this holiday season.

Instagram in our Mandalay frame with a white mat

Instagram in our Mandalay frame with a white mat

 

“I mean...can you see the way Rosie's little hands are clasped together? If that isn't love I don't know what is.”

What did you frame? I framed a photo of my friends Jenny, MJ, and Rosie welcoming the newest addition to their clan, MJ the third! He was just born last week. 

Why is it special? I mean...can you see the way Rosie's little hands are clasped together? If that isn't love I don't know what is.

Who are you gifting it to? I'm gifting this to all of them! This is such an exciting new chapter in their lives, and they are truly special people. I hope Rosie especially will treasure this photo when she gets older.

 
Happy Thanksgiving from the Framebridge Team
 

Friends,

On behalf of the team at Framebridge, I would like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful that you have shared so many wonderful stories with us over the last year. When you frame with us, we share in your victories, your adventures, and your happiest moments, and we are so grateful to play a little part in helping you celebrate. We hope you have a nice holiday with your family and friends, reflecting on all of those highlights!

Thank you,

 

Susan Tynan
Founder and CEO

 
Adam gifts an old family beach house photo

Framebridge team member Adam shares what he's excited to gift his sister this holiday season.

Old family beach photo float mounted in our Irvine Slim frame 

Old family beach photo float mounted in our Irvine Slim frame 

 

“My two nieces aren't old enough to do the beach just yet, but we're starting to talk about a family trip each summer to start our tradition.”

What did you frame? I framed a picture in front of the beach house our family went to for 20 years. It was the same week every year. The house was called 7C's. We'd load up at my grandpa's house in Fancy Gap, VA and drive the 7+ hours it took to get to Ocean Isle, NC. My Dad and My Grandpa installed CB radios in both vans to talk to each van during the trip—both '87 Ford Aerostar vans. This picture shows a lot of open space on the beach, but it doesn't look like this anymore. There's a lot more people and houses on Ocean Isle. 

Who are you gifting this to? I'm giving this to my sister who has two daughters. My two nieces aren't old enough to do the beach just yet, but we're starting to talk about a family trip each summer to start our tradition. Hopefully we can start a week trip to a beach house for as many summers as we did growing up.