Mixtiles has already made it super easy to turn your photos into self-sticking, removable wall tiles. You can order them straight from your phone to be shipped anywhere for free.
Now the Tel Aviv-based company has upped the fun another notch with Daydream, bringing the magic of generative AI to custom framed art.
If you’re looking for high-quality artwork and materials, Daydream is not for you. But if you’re looking for an affordable, easy way to brighten your walls with a picture you dreamed up yourself, you may find this unique experience addicting.
Type any descriptive text, and within seconds you see four samples of artwork in each of six styles — oil painting, digital art, abstract painting, pencil sketch, watercolor and one-line art.
To try out the service, I entered the first image that came to mind: “cascade of colored marbles.”
Powered by the award-winning DALL-E system from the American company OpenAI, 24 possible permutations of cascading marble pictures popped up on my screen.
After choosing my favorite sample, I was shown how it would look in different frames. I picked the desired frame and size, entered my details and that was that.
It took about five minutes from start to finish, though I could easily have wasted half my day typing in texts to see how DALL-E would render them.
Baby elephants bathing? Sunflowers falling on Mars? Bears doing tai chi? Still life with eggplants and plums? Anything is possible.
“Why do people decorate their walls, as they’ve been doing since humans first lived in caves? After helping millions of customers create walls they love, we know the answer is the desire for self-expression,” said Mixtiles cofounder Eytan Levit.
“Instead of poring over catalogs to find a piece of art that speaks to you, Daydream allows you to literally create a masterpiece in your own words that reflects your thoughts, your dreams, and your emotions.”
Founded in 2016 by Levit with David Katz, Mixtiles now sells more than 10 million photo tiles annually.
The OpenAI partnership made perfect sense. DALL-E is one of the most popular generative AI tools on the Internet, with more than three million users generating four million text-to-art images per day.
“The integration of DALL-E with Mixtiles’ seamless design process opens the potential for users to easily create AI-generated images that reflect their distinctive tastes and style into the real world,” said Peter Welinder, VP of Product and Partnerships at OpenAI.
“We couldn’t be happier to put AI art in the hands and homes of people.”
Pricing depends on size, frame and other optional features. It ranges from about $14 for 21×21 centimeters (about 8 inches square) to about $100 for 50×50 cm (about 20 inches square). You can’t beat that budget for framed custom artwork.
My order, shipped to Israel from Las Vegas, arrived at my door a week after I placed the order.
How long will it stick to the wall? Will the paper on which it’s printed start fading? Time will tell. Meanwhile, I’m totally enjoying the artwork I dreamed up myself.
For more information on Daydream, click here.