FRAMED*: A Digital Display for Your Art

FRAMED*: A Digital Display for Your Art

Julienne Lin
May 11, 2011

Digital photo frames are on the weaker side on the spectrum of tech products, just because no one seems to have quite cracked the dilemma of making a really, really good one. Granted there is a handful out there that are good, but I haven't discovered any that are great yet. As an owner of a Sony S-Frame, I can say that I've been looking forward to the next best thing in digital frames for a while now and was pleasantly surprised when FRAMED* was announced, created by Tha Ltd and Yugo Nakamura.

Essentially a digital picture frame, FRAMED* works to display works of art, motion graphics and interactive illustrations. Already, I'm more sold on the idea of displaying digital art versus just streaming a bunch of personal photos (nothing that a computer screensaver can't do).

The most interesting bit about FRAMED* is the fact that it is powered by an iPhone app paired with a 40 inch Samsung LED display. You use the app to control what appears on the display. Works of art are available from the Framed* store where artists can continually upload new work.

FRAMED* is not currently widely available, but you can stay updated by following the Twitter or Facebook channels. I'm a huge advocate of art as a part of everyday life and am excited to see if more developments like FRAMED* push the genre of digital photo frames into a sexier category.

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