Instagram Roundup #100

by Jamie Sanford on August 22, 2014

Here are all of the other Instagram Roundups!

My first Instagram photo was on July 7, 2011. 1901 photos later, I’m still really into Instagram.

I started these posts a while back, and so for #100, I’m sharing my top 20 favorite Instagram photos, so far.

Wow, the old iPhone camera was weak. Vegas vow renewal, 11-11-11.

David during a visit to his storage unit.

Me and a beluga whale. These creatures are magical and while having an absolute interaction with one at the Mystic Aquarium was super delightful, I now understand the error of my ways and feel guilty about going there. I will no longer give money to places that house captive whales or dolphins.

Triumphant moment at the drive-through ATM.

Feeding Randall the giraffe at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa.

Sunflowers after the state fair.

William in one of the best aprons ever.

Experimenting as Batman in Target.

Flatiron, obviously.

Dinner in Savannah with Mom and Dad.

Collection of photobooth strips from Sara and James’ wedding.

Insane sunset in the Badlands.

Fun on the wine tour.

The best day for a little hike.

Birthday outing with Will and Pete.

My buddy Cooper and his giant ears.

A brief stay in the paradise of Bermuda.

Post-dinner group selfie. (I think I can’t do “ussie.”)

A new one, and already a favorite.

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Sights & Sounds #45

by Jamie Sanford on June 11, 2013

Sights and Sounds #45

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Throwback shot from a trip to Gatorland in Orlando. The whole set is here on Flickr.

Thanks Infographic Labs for the infographic on infographics.

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The Big LEGOwski. Amazing.

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My friend Kelly made this video when she was pissed about losing BlackBerry Messenger because of friends getting the iPhone. I have long gotten over missing BBM because I love my iPhone, but this video makes me laugh a lot. NSFW.

Have a good week!

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Instagram Roundup

by Jamie Sanford on March 30, 2012

Since I just talked yesterday about love for Instagram, and learned more about tilt shift, I decided to create a post following the recent days through the photos I posted. Here we go.

Noritake stemware in the new InStyle!
I had no idea that when I sent this black Noritake Palais Black stemware to InStyle that it would end up this pretty in the magazine!

Ken is sassy as ever.

I saw Ken in the grocery store. If he was human, I think I would see him out at certain bars I frequent.

Overlooking the armor @metmuseum.

Met Friday! Will and I have put good use to our Met memberships, we generally go on Friday nights when the museum is open until 9. I’m looking down at the armor gallery here.

Stained glass from a Brooklyn church in the 1800s. @metmuseum

This stained glass was recovered from an old church in Brooklyn.

Furniture shopping. @metmuseum

I started furniture shopping in the American Wing. Later on while walking through the home portion, I got excited and a little emotional because I was looking at things that could have been owned by my ancestors. This is a little bit more at the forefront of my mind because I’ve been actively using my Ancestry.com account again. Way more on that to come.


Last week, I was in the Noritake showroom for a few days running. Since I started parking at a certain lot nearby, I always photograph the Flatiron Building when I walk by.  I can’t pass without doing it now, so I have a few shots from last week.  This is Wednesday morning.


Also Wednesday morning.

Foggy today.

Thursday was foggier.

Third time this week.

Friday was absolutely gorgeous.

NYC is totally Springtown.

Then on the way home, I started noticing that Spring is in full effect.


Went to a tiny county zoo with my visiting Dad on Saturday, and saw lots of gorgeous flowers. I wish I had thought to take a picture of Dad and me in the zoo.


One of my favorite Instagram photos yet, this tree was pink and stunning.

Chianti.Dinner with Dad and Will that evening at an Italian place that totally seems like it is a mob front – they shared the majority of this bottle of chianti. It was pretty delicious, but my chicken parm was the real winner.

They are mini!

Easter-themed crack, AKA Cadbury Eggs, come in minis! They are adorable in their little egg crate.

Bought as a novelty but it's actually a good lip balm.

I bought this Mountain Dew lip balm from ThinkGeek. I know it should be all wrong, but I really love it. It’s a way better result than the Bacon Lip Balm I bought, which is the most disgusting thing ever. Ew.


 This was in my fortune cookie today. Oddly timed – but like horoscopes, I’m sure this is just vague enough for me to think the universe is speaking to me. Maybe I have more skepticism than integrity?

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iPhone Photo Prints – Printstagram Miniprints Product Review

I wish I remembered how I was introduced to the Printstagram service, but as soon as I saw it, I was really excited, as I have been all over Instagram since I got my iPhone.  (Follow my photos on Twitter here.) Since I have loved Polaroid for a long time (I have at least 2 Polaroid cameras and am hoarding the film I have left), I was excited at the prospect of taking my cute Instagram photos and getting hard copies of them, so I ordered the Printstagram miniprints.  Also, they look totally cute in the picture above.

My main issue with Printstagram at this point is the speed of shipping and lack of shipping options.  I ordered and paid $6 for shipping to a US address.  I ordered on July 29th, and received my prints on August 15th.  The Printstagram website does warn that orders take 2-3 weeks, but I think it’s unreasonable to not offer expedited service if someone is willing to pay for it.  I’m assuming that Printstagram will be working on additional options in the near future.  They are shipping product from China, so I can imagine that expedited shipping will be pricey.

Here’s a shot of my little box of 48 Printstagram miniprints.  The quality of these is not exactly what I expected – but I spent part of yesterday scanning over 100 Polaroids from my own collection, so the feel of Polaroids was fresh in my mind.  These are solid and matte, as they are simply printed cards.  It’s not shown here, but the back looks like a Polaroid, in shades of gray, which is a really nice touch from Printstagram for the miniprints.  The stock quality is quite good, they are stiff and should hold up to some abuse, and the colors look very true to the original photos.

Here’s a photo I took of some of the prints, with a regular-sized Sharpie next to them so you can get an idea of scale.  While there are pictures that can be used for scale on the Printstagram website, I still was a bit surprised by the smallness of the prints.  I can’t blame anyone else for that but myself though.

Overall, I do still wish that I had received these faster, but I am very happy with what I received.  Printstagram also offers other products including a poster, stickers, minibooks and tinybooks.  They are all very cute but they will all take a few weeks to arrive.

What I would like to do now is to try a number of other Instagram printing services – I am especially intrigued by Artflakes and Instamaker, so I’ll have to try those next.

My set of 48 miniprints from Printstagram cost $12 + $6 shipping.

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iRetrofone Classic iPhone Dock

by Jamie Sanford on November 2, 2010

Fabulous iPhone item today, definitely something I will want when Verizon gets the iPhone and then I get one.


Hand-Sculpted iRetrofone Base By Artist Scott Freeland Fuses Art With Function. The iRetrofone Base is a fully-functional, stationary iPhone dock with working handset and complete compatibility with USB cable. Each individual iRetrofone is hand-sculpted and hand-cast in urethane resin. The iRetrofone base is made of heavy-duty, half-inch thick urethane resin creating a stable, functional work station that routes voice communications through the included handset. Designed to be compatible with all iPhones (3G, 3GS & 4G, it accommodates sync and charge functions via a USB cable (not included). The iRetrofone base also helps eliminate concerns about radiation.

I love this. The iRetrofone Classic from Etsy seller freelandstudios is available for $195.

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