Currently for my project I am trying to decide what aesthetic I want to use for my frame. I am stuck between using a gaudy ornamental frame that has lots of details, or a simpler frame that would fit in anywhere. There are pros and cons to both options, as an ornamental frame would have more sentimental value and stand out. While a mid century modern frame would be simple and timeless, bringing more focus to the pieces that I choose to display over the frame.
For an ornamental frame I would choose to replicate the type of frame that you would see in a classical art museum. Ideally it would have many details that include curves, flowers, and be painted in gold. I think I am leaning more towards a bolder frame as it would help the project stand out as something I created and that is uniquely mine. Here is an example of a frame style that I am currently thinking of.
A mid century modern frame would be timeless, as it is very simple and would be easier to implement in any room. My inspiration behind a mid century modern inspired frame, is the Samsung frame TV, which was one of the products that gave me this idea.
Here is my mid century modern picture frame sketch.
I also had another idea for a frame that is inspired by Otto Wagners, Postal Savings bank in Austria. I like this idea so much because this is my favorite work of architecture and I would like to imagine a picture frame for the space. I was lucky enough to see the inside of the building in person on a trip, and it definitely was exactly what I pictured. The combination of aluminum, glass, and white is perfect. It is also complemented by mid century modern furniture that was also designed by Wagner that focused on functionality. However I am still thinking about what picture frame would best suit this space. Also it would be very complicated to manufacture and I have a lot of work ahead of me, potentially for a future rendition.
The dimensions of the screen will be a driving factor for the project as it will determine the size of the frame I will need and how I can attach the R Pi to the monitor. Currently my main focus is finding a monitor that is the correct size that I would like. I am currently going to many different thrift stores and looking on facebook marketplace . If I am unable to find a suitable screen I will buy a R Pi screen off of Amazon. Then I will begin to focus on frame design and Blender visuals at the same time.
Citations:”gold picture frame” scenery1, Adobe Stock, https://stock.adobe.com/search?k=ornate+square+frame&asset_id=321584279
 ‘Samsung Frame TV’, Amy Skorheim, https://www.engadget.com/samsung-the-frame-tv-irl-153546368.html
 “Austrian Postal Savings bank”, Österreichische Postsparkasse, https://email@example.com,16.3812038,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m7!1e2!3m5!1sAF1QipOJpHFTPqdsbdhphMJO-j-1murgCuoZW7pKnZbh!2e10!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipOJpHFTPqdsbdhphMJO-j-1murgCuoZW7pKnZbh%3Dw413-h260-k-no!7i2362!8i1486!4m3!8m2!3m1!1e1