By Kevin Burke Yesterday I had a nice chat with a friend—for 3 hours. It’s beyond fortunate that this chat took place in his living room with both of us in close proximity, otherwise our phone bills this month could have been measured in mortgage payments or, as we would have measured them, in loss […]
By Eric Jarmann As framers, our framing design habits tend to be influenced by various trends that crop up in the world of art and decor. Sometimes you have a favorite frame profile for a long time, but then eventually you eventually drop it from your repertoire. We all have that group of corner samples […]
Visit Diego Salazar’s gallery in Long Island City, Queens, and you’ll find a collection of art as compelling as it is unconventional. About 250 pieces hang in his main gallery, stacked one inside the other like Russian dolls. Some are covered in cherubs or crosses, others are gilded, and a few are more than 400 […]
The start of a new year always brings the opportunity for introspection and review. Beyond the regular New Year goals of extra exercise and better eating—which are rapidly abandoned due to the lack of excitement inherent in extra carrots and reps of burpees—there is real value in looking at your business and trying to see […]
By Michael Pacitti Period design is a fascinating field of study, and one that can help you do better business. Behind each frame lies a story that’s well worth knowing—and sharing. Did you know that most frames fall into one of thirteen periods of design? Knowing and understanding all the influences behind a frame can […]
A successful frameshop owner offers assistance in developing inexpensive, client-based programs to increase repeat business and referrals.
Art Materials Services expands its product line.
By Indu Chandrasekhar When Lisa Crabtree requested a mat cutter for Christmas some years ago, she had no idea the simple gift would lead to a dramatic upheaval in her life. A longtime information technology specialist in the Houston area, Crabtree had installed software for companies throughout the world for nearly 25 years. Armed with […]
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Custom Picture Framers: A Frameshop Owner Relates Advice from a Best-Selling Book to the Art-and-Framing Industry
A frameshop owner relates advice from a best-selling self-help book to our industry.