Whitewall Photo Lab review


Whitewall Photo Lab is a full service photo lab that provide many of the same products as services that may be more familiar to you from other companies such as Shutterfly or Snapfish. I was offered the chance to use a $100 voucher for Whitewall Photo lab and I jumped at the chance.  I am [...]

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Coloring books for adults have been gaining in popularity this year and now one of the biggest names in notebooks and journals is offering one. The Wandering City Coloring Book from Moleskine is a 96-page book with 50 lined drawings by award-winning illustrator Carlo Stanga. The book features drawings of plants, people, buildings, faces and [...]

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Every so often when I am looking for tidbits to write about I come across an item that makes me think about the artisans of the past. The Bear & Son Knife + Scrimshaw kit is one such item. Harking back to an era when sailors used this ink on bone technique as a way [...]

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When I was a kid, I loved playing with a little plastic light box. It came with cartoon templates you could trace to make your own creations. The Coocheer LED Artcraft Tracing Light Pad-ultra Thin, Dimmable LED, Professional Drawing Light Box is modern, and better, version of that old light box. Instead of a 60-watt [...]

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Mighty Marquees are small affordable backlit displays that you can customize with different graphics or your own artwork. They feature a 9x3x2 inch light box that is powered by USB. Either plug in to a USB AC adapter or use with a USB backup battery for maximum portability. Inside the box are 15 super-bright LED [...]

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I remember using a magnifying glass as a kid to burn leaves or bugs or my brothers leg, but never did it occur to me that it could be used for art. FEBO is a crowdfunded project that has far exceeded its goal thus far.  The unique glass on top will harness the suns rays [...]

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We've all seen those paint-by-numbers kits, right?  Are the middle of the last century, the kits were hugely popular with adults.  I mostly see kits for kids these days, but there are a huge variety of detailed paint-by-number kits for adults on the internet.  You can certainly find an image to interest you should you [...]

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Before I got married, I found some pieces of neon light tubes and a power supply at a local "junk" shop, and I assembled them into a really beautiful, abstract art piece for my living room.  When I got married, I realized this huge light sculpture above my fireplace didn't exactly mesh with our new furniture, [...]

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I love discovering a tool that I never knew existed that makes my life easier. That's is the perfect description for the TapHanger. It's a tool that makes my life easier. What does it do? It lets you hang a picture on your wall in less than a minute. You'll spend more time figuring out [...]

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Have you ever taken a picture and thought how wonderful it would be if you could recreate that picture as a piece of artwork? Unless you have an artist handy or are gifted with art skills yourself, the picture just stays a photograph. I've been happy to see services cropping up that will paint the [...]

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Roughly two years ago, I reviewed Aluminyze's photo printing product:  My own digital image printed on sturdy aluminum.  At the time, I chose a glossy finish.  I was given an opportunity to try something different. As before, there are only a few simple steps, but so many more options to choose from.  Now you can [...]

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Marking your travels by sticking a pushpin into a flat paper map is so passe!  Now you can mark your past and future travels directly on this 10” cork globe illustrated with simplified but clearly drawn continents and countries.  The globe is supported on a stainless steel base, and it even comes with some pins to [...]

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If you have a Mac, an iPad and also use Photoshop, you're going to be very interested in Astropad. Astropad is a new Mac and iPad application that turns your iPad into a professional graphics tablet for your Mac and Photoshop. When you install Astropad on your Mac and the iOS app on your iPad, [...]

Posted in: iOS, News, Styluses

If you like to draw or design you know how much of a pain it is to switch between different tools to make shapes or curved lines. The Charles Williams Company realized this and came up with the Design Liner, a current Kickstarter project. Made out of stainless steel, the Design Liner incorporates such things [...]

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Even though we've lived in our new place for just over a year now, we still don't have enough artwork on the walls.  I'm trying to find some Mid-century prints and metal art for the walls, but I still like to leave room for pictures of loved ones.  When Picture It On Canvas offered The [...]

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