The moment you realize your phone is dead, and you’ll have to spend at least a few hundred bucks for a new one, is never a very happy one. But you can make it a bit less frustrating by taking your phone apart, glueing the parts onto a glass, and framing it as if it were an artwork.
Reddit user TheIncorporeal did exactly that, and the result is quite aesthetically pleasing — especially if you’re a tech geek.
Of course, making it look this nice isn’t exactly easy, but TheIncorporeal has some tips on how to do it. The short version is that you need to find the right frame and arm yourself with patience; but check out his comments, below, for details.
He’s done the same with several iPhone models, including an iPhone 5, 4s and 4, and the results are equally beautiful.
Given that practically everyone has a dead or near-dead phone lying around somewhere these days, finding material to work with shouldn’t be much of a problem. Now, all you have to do is put in some work, and your walls could be adorned with pretty phone-part artworks in no time. If that sounds like too much trouble, you can contact TheIncorporeal directly, via this email: firstname.lastname@example.org. He’s turning his idea into a business and is doing commissioned work.