Perfect for the White Elephant gift exchange at work!
I am bogarting revolutionarygirl's entire thisnext list. She has the coolest stuff! I actually DID give this as a White Elephant gift after thinking about it for a WHOLE YEAR and I have to say, although I'm really sorry to do so: It does not look as cool in person. I was crestfallen, people. Crushed. :( But it looks really cool in the picture, and I'm a sucker, so I would actually give it again.
I hate traditional frames. Although they're useful, I feel as if I have to commit to whatever it is I put inside it. Anyways...this litte sputnik photo holder is great because I can change whatever it's holding as often as I change my mind. As a bonus, it looks slightly retro while being thoroughly modern. Nice!
I wish there were more multiple-photo clip stand thingies available. The Sptunik from Crate and Barrel is one of the few I've found. It didn't impress Hope (see below), and I can see why, but it's really not bad! It's got a very, very simple look and construction. Simple, steel circular base with 5 telescopic alligator clips sticking out. It's nothing amazing but it does have a very simple, metallic 'Sputniky' feel :) You can adjust the height of each clip, and even swivel it from side to side, so it's pretty easy to get your ideal photo setup. My only complaint lies with the alligator clips - they have little teeth, so your photos will receive little bite marks. Stupid overlook, I guess. But overall, for less than $10, you can't get a better way to show off your favorite pics.