Stiicks: A New Way to Think About Framing

Former ad guy Brandon Knowlden rolled the dice a couple of months ago by quitting his well-paying job to start his own custom furniture and product company called Well Made. The first product out of the gate is Stiicks™, a simplified alternative to costly custom framing. After getting into silkscreening as a hobby and eventually turning it into a business, he, along with many others, amassed lots of great artwork but lacked the funds to frame them all. Enter Stiicks™, a system that contains four thin strips of sustainable American hardwood embedded with super strong magnets that easily mounts on the wall to hang your prints.


Simply mount one of the sticks on the wall, center your art, then add the other stick on top of it to hold it in place. Then do it again to weigh down the bottom of the print.


Stiicks™ come in oak, maple, and cherry, and are also available in a flat black and bright white. They’re available in four sizes but the best part is that, because of the design, if the artwork is larger or smaller than the sticks, it still works.


Well Made is currently running a Kickstarter campaign which has already been successfully funded but you can still get in on the pre-order action.






Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.