While Instagram and Facebook are good for preserving our travel memories for the time being, sometimes it’s nice to have a physical copy of those photos from your gap year, or that time you and your partner took an impromptu trip to a tropical location. Big-box photo printers are a little impersonal, and the options don’t always do your photos justice.
However, two sisters who have experience as professional photographers created Artifact Uprising. To them, your photo quality and the materials your photos are printed on matter, and they also think photography should be an eco-friendly practice. Hence, photo albums are made with recycled fibers, frames with reclaimed wood and other products with sustainable paper. Additionally, this company is reaching out to its communities, and partnering with a non-profit to provide jobs for adults with intellectual disabilities.
But what does Artifact Uprising actually offer? Of course, it has your typical products, such as photo books, prints and Christmas cards (though be assured the templates for these cards are of a much higher-end design than the big-box printers). It also offers square prints for Instagram photos, and ultra-thick and large format prints for artistic displays. Choose to pair your prints with a wood block for a minimalistic desk display (sets come with 12 textured prints and one wood block). The same stands are available in solid brass and cork.
Put your favorite travel photos in a book of postcards, perfect for tearing and sending. Have your prints framed before they’re sent to you, with the selection of equally beautiful frames, including deep-set and floating frames. Calendars are not your average ring-bound flip book — there’s the clipboard calendar made of reclaimed pine, another perched on a brass easel and one uniquely backed with a composite made from the wool of U.K. sheep.
Can’t settle on a photo project just by clicking through the product line? Check out the project idea gallery, where you’ll see an array of projects, all more elegantly designed than the last.
Do keep in mind, with brands like Artifact Uprising, you get what you pay for. Pricier than the big-box guys, the brand delivers if you’re looking for an aesthetic a step above the rest.
The Luxury Collection again teamed with artist Sofía Sanchez de Beta to unveil an exclusive capsule collection, this time with 54 pieces inspired by the Arabian Desert and Emirati culture. The ready-to-wear line includes an array of separates created with Dubai’s climate in mind, such as lightweight blouses and tunics, flowing jumpsuits, long skirts and dresses.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Hawaiian Airlines will relaunch its service between the island of Maui (OGG) and Las Vegas (LAS) with flights set to begin in December.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
British Airways launched a new in-flight entertainment channel in honor of its year-long centenary celebration. The new channel, christened Celebrate BA100, highlights the best of British in-flight entertainment.
European hotel brand Kempinski is expanding into the Americas with a new luxury property in Dominica. Slated for an Oct. 14 opening, the Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski will be Dominica’s first 5-star hotel on the island and the brand’s second in the Caribbean.