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Air & Water Show Love

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    The Chicago Air & Water Show 2014 is coming up this weekend! For those of us who are lakefront neighbors at Foursided Lakeview, we wanted to do a Chicago-centric window display as a tribute.

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    This window features some of our bestselling and favorite products. Like custom framed up prints from Brainstorm, amazing ships and planes from Authentic Models and also some of our brightest Anderson Design prints. Yay!

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    Everyone ready to sit back and enjoy a Chicago dog on the beach?! … I know we are. Don’t miss the Chicago Air & Water show on August 16 & 17th at North Avenue Beach! Get the deets here: www.cityofchicago.org

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    FRAMING OBSESSION: Industrial Vibe

      The Industrial trend is sweeping the world of interior design by way of lighting fixtures, furniture, decorative hardware and framing right alongside. This rustic, gritty look has made its way onto our frame sample walls as well! You’ve all seen the barnwood and distressed frame finishes that are currently all the rage, but this Industrial Vibe is in a league all its own:

      Industrial_Obsession_webWe found the perfect example of how to add some ‘edge’ to an otherwise formal framing piece. This French Laundry menu and decorative clothespin combo could have easily gone traditional in a black frame. We took a bold step in order to achieve a truly eye-catching piece for a stylish client.

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      The frame is wood, but mimics a rusty, antique metal with grommet detailing.  A coarse, linen mat ties all the elements together for raw sophistication. Inspired much?? Me too…

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      Oh! Sign of the Times…

        As you may have guessed, we’ve got some super talented staff working at our Foursided & Twosided store locations! We couldn’t resist snapping some shots of framer and illustrator extraordinaire Elena working up signage for the 2939 N. Broadway location. This lady has wicked skills!

        Signage_working_webYou’ve got to admire her handiwork with pencils, pens, paint on matboard and all by hand!

        Signage_splice_webHere she puts the finishing touches and painted edges on this stunning sign that reads: “Explore Your Options! Ask us about Custom Framing.”

        wall_signage_webThe frame wall never looked so good!

        sidewalk-sign_webJust wait until our sidewalk sign is finished…