Display Ideas: Polaroid on a String & More

Display Ideas: Polaroid on a String & More

Jessica Tata
Sep 16, 2009

Our father recently sent us a batch of the "best of" Polaroid photographs from our childhood. Spawned by our current love for the format and a vague memory of a shot with ours truly and He-Man (we're talking adult He-Man impersonator--not a toy, folks!) at a childhood party, we asked for a few for our collection currently on display. With our newly unearthed additions of some pretty classic shots (it turns out the vague memory was pretty accurate) we're looking for some fresh ways to display them.

We have long had a grid of Polaroid images sticky-tacked to the wall, much like Olivia Leigh's featured on Apartment Therapy here. We have just moved in to a place, though, with dormer ceilings that leaves us very little wall space. The simple but great idea above was found over at DoubleTakes, and seems like just the solution we needed.

We happen to have a set of curtain wires and clips laying around that we bought from Ikea. It turns out the set doesn't support our curtains very well, but would be perfect for some Polaroids. This is a fantastic idea that will allow us to change our images often so that we can rotate through our ever growing collection.

For those of you still staunchly indifferent about the demise of Polaroid (and yes, the hopeful resurrection as detailed here) let's hope that this idea that we found on Gizmodo comes to fruition.

For those who are not nostalgic for the unique color palette of the old instant film, and those who think digital as a replacement is just as good, we give you this digital frame in the style of a Polaroid photograph. The trademark white border is complete with a dry-erase finish allowing you to mimic the labeling of your photograph. Just a concept now, we would buy one if they came out...

(Re-edited from a post originally published: 5.21.09 - JL)

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