Inspiration

Framkalla Stories No. 01 - Meet world traveler and kitesurfer Johanna-Catharina

Welcome to our new series of chronicles covering inspiring people living life their own way while mastering the art of curating interesting and visually beautiful social feeds.

First out is our stylish friend, world traveler, kitesurfer, lifestyle blogger and influencer Johanna-Catharina, the inspiring woman behind @franksay. We met up to get hold of her best tips for editing, curating and exploring life in general.

From left: Stylish in Cape Town, a kite surfing session in sunny Brazil and a mind blowing trekk to the Table Top Mountain, Cape Town.

From left: Stylish in Cape Town, a kite surfing session in sunny Brazil and a mind blowing trekk to the Table Top Mountain, Cape Town.

J-C was born and raised in Varberg on the Swedish west coast. Since the year of 18 she's been more around the world than at home and a year back Tarifa in Spain became her home base. At this moment, she's exploring the magic city of Cape Town, South Africa, for her 6th year in a row. 

"I visit Cape Town every year and not only for the world class kite surfing but also because it has it all - the energy, the culture, the people it attracts, the food, it's all indescribable. It's my best tip to anyone who's looking for a new place to visit, regardless your interests.

Except for Cape Town, her other two favourite destinations in the world are Tarifa, her current home base, and Western Australia. All good places for mind blowing content and kite surfing, as her feed exemplifies. But to curate an interesting feed with a good color toned outcome it takes a lot more than just beautiful places. 

"I use my iPhone, my compact camera and my GoPro to capture my life. I then start to edit in Lightroom using the "auto tone" to pick up the right lightning and popping effect in the image. I then move on to the VSCO app to adjust colours and tonality. My favourite filters are the A9 and A10. To make sure it looks good in my feed I plan and preview with the Preview App. And then finally, it's ready to post, haha. 

But Instagram to her is a lot more than just an app for posting photos and creating a beautiful feed. 

"It has become my visual diary and also my main resource for inspiration and to keep up with new trends. It's more like an online magazine: a perfect place to get inspired, explore and keep contact with friends and people around the world without the need of long messaging. A picture with it's small caption says a lot in itself. 
From left: Exploring western Oz, enjoying time with love Stefan in Austria and about to compete on the World Tour in Mauritius 2017.

From left: Exploring western Oz, enjoying time with love Stefan in Austria and about to compete on the World Tour in Mauritius 2017.

All the great benefits of Instagram though, there's still nothing like the feeling of getting your favourite moments into print.  

"It would be such a shame to not do anything with these images that actually matters a lot. They so easily stack up on a hard drive somewhere and you rarely look at them at all. Instead I choose to print them. Already when I started to choose what images to print, all the fun began. It made me re-live all these moments and the process made me quite happy, actually. In just a couple of days they were delivered in luxurious packaging and superb quality. I'm gonna frame some, gift away some and simply store the rest in my Memory Box.
Fun fact: J-C loves the croissant. Well, in fact she loves it so much she inked one on her hand. That's dedication 🥐 

Fun fact: J-C loves the croissant. Well, in fact she loves it so much she inked one on her hand. That's dedication 🥐 

J-C is already on the move to her next windy adventure so make sure to follow this truly inspiring woman on Instagram and for the love of life, don't miss her blog. Thank you Franksay for being you and good luck on your journey! We'll follow your every (Instagram) move.  

 

Do you also have a camera roll full of memories? Get started now:

Framkalla Inspo No. 04 - Store your best of 2017 with pride:

Before entering a new year of upcoming adventures, we think it's about time to remember what has been. And what's better than getting those sweet memories off your packed device and into your life?

Breathe life into your memories while keeping them close: Store them in one (or a few) of our stylish Memory Boxes.

Breathe life into your memories while keeping them close: Store them in one (or a few) of our stylish Memory Boxes.

TIP:
Go through your photos and heart mark your favourites to easily get them all in one album (you find them easily under the album named Favourites). Another great tip to carry along with you for this upcoming year is to favourite your favourites as they happen - that way you automatically have your favourites selected and ready when it's about time to print them. 

A Memory Box can store up to 90 photos. Print them all at once or let your box fill up over time. 

Flipping through memories with a loved one. Telling all those great stories over and over...

Flipping through memories with a loved one. Telling all those great stories over and over...

In case you haven't noticed: the Memory Box makes for a great interior detail as well. It's all too good to resist.

In case you haven't noticed: the Memory Box makes for a great interior detail as well. It's all too good to resist.

When your done summarising your 2017 you might as well start on a Goal Box for 2018. What do you want this new year to bring? 

Don't have the app yet? No problem: 

Inspiration No. 03 - A wall of art, the upgrade

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As life happens, new memories will be created. Snap them, frame them and let a wall of personal photo art grow in your home over time.

 

News: Connect to your DropBox in the app

Our latest update also allows you to collect photos from your DropBox. That means you can easily get access to your high quality photos taken with other devices on your computer if linked into your DropBox. We like to keep things simple. 

You decide the combinations.

You decide the combinations.

Choose between  30x30cm ,  30x40cm ,  40x40cm  and  50x70cm .

Choose between 30x30cm, 30x40cm, 40x40cm and 50x70cm.

All our prints are delivered framed and ready to hang, nicely enfolded by white passe partout.

All our prints are delivered framed and ready to hang, nicely enfolded by white passe partout.

Let that wall of home made photo art start to grow!

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Inspiration No. 01 - Photo wall

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Did you know that your iPhones camera has become so crispy in it's quality that you can turn it's photos into larger prints?! Based on that fact, we're offering framed 30x30cm prints. 

So let's get inspired by our ambassadors @aimforhappiness and @ingvild90 and order your own Square Framed Prints to make your home extra personal. 

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The best part? They're delivered framed and ready to hang. All you need to do is to choose the best spot in your home for them to shine. As simple as that!