Customize Me, Captain!

What to do with your ever-expanding library of iPhone snaps

DIY // Sarah Hardt // 03/13/12
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By Sarah Hardt

Get customizing!

With the unstoppable popularity of DSLR cameras, Instagram, and Tumblr, it seems like everyone and their grandmother is a photographer these days. Style, pose, shoot, but then what? We searched the web for the coolest companies letting you do more with your photography than having it hang out in iPhoto or get a couple likes on Facebook.

1. Sandalista
Sandalista lets you get in touch with your inner shoe designer, just in time for summer. Upload your own images or choose an existing design at and a pair of one of a kind flip flops are all yours! We got some rad FOAM styles here at HQ and can definitely say these guys are cute and comfy.

2. Case Mate
If you're like us, your iPhone is pretty much your best friend. Laptop and phone protector gurus Case Mate let you design your own iPhone, Blackberry, and iPod Touch cases to be just as stylish as you are at With easy to use Facebook integration you can pull all your favorite images directly from your social media pages to create a case showcasing all your Instagram adventures.

3. Yogamatic
Bored of staring at your drab, solid colored yoga mat while getting your zen on in downward facing dog? Yogamatic has the solution. Upload that awesome photo you took at Joshua Tree last weekend to and become the coolest yogi in class. The best part is Yogamatic printing uses flexible Dri-Touch inks that are water based and solvent free. Namaste!

4. Shortomatic
A fruitless search for sea-worthy board shorts giving you the blues? Design your own or choose from their artist's community of limited edition designs at and you're sure to be a standout on the waves this summer.

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Mar 13, 2012 at 05:43AM Magali Vaz

Great article! Though #3 & #4 are mixed up in the image. :(

Mar 13, 2012 at 05:51AM Sarah Hardt

Thanks for the heads up Magali! Just fixed it.

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