Most students in introductory stained-glass-making classes are in search of a new hobby or a fun few hours, but not Connie Beckers. In 1995, she took such a course and soon built a career around the art of stained glass and kiln-working. Now, through The Goddess of Glass, she teaches others her craft during classes that cover the creation of jewelry, coasters, plates, and transparent overalls. She’s also been known to flex her instructional muscle as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Cramped Quarters, where she taught the show’s host and contractor how to make stained-glass tiles for a kitchen in the middle of remodeling.
The Goddess of Glass also sells artwork and gifts out of a separate retail shop. Patrons can commission a custom piece, such as a stained-glass window, or peruse a collection of pieces by more than 80 local artisans. The shop’s staff can also advise clients who need custom framing, helping them to pick the proper matting and frame so that their Richard Nixon rookie cards really pop.
The textile-pampering experts of Mulberrys Garment Care tend to dingy clothes with toxin-free cleaning methods and a commitment to quality that earned the shop a nod as Top Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaner by Minnesota Monthly in 2011. Offering 24-hour drop-offs or pickup and delivery service, the Mulberrys crew dry-cleans garments with pressurized CO2 and no heat, keeping clothes from returning with a chemical smell, faded colors, or an unhealthy sauna addiction. Laundry services suds up duds with purified water and environmentally friendly detergents before pressers hand-finish each garment and tailors scour seams for missing or cracked buttons. Tailoring and alteration operations let Mulberrys' skilled needle wielders exercise their 30 years of experience to fit clients with customized duds, and an online account system gives patrons instant access to billing, order status, and their pants' favorite music playlists.
With an eye for bold design, the staff at FinnStyle curates clothing, home décor, and other goods from Finnish designers including Marimekko, Iittala, and Artek. The online store and brick-and-mortar building house wares that have been featured in magazines such as Lucky, Dwell, and The Nest. Among the items, colorful bolts of Marimekko fabric await future occupations as curtains, pillow covers, or dresses, and Kalevala jewelry designs, modeled after archeological finds from the Iron Age, form bold statement pieces for the neck, ears, and wrists.
Harsh soaps. Reappearing stains. Strange residue. These are just a few of the things inexperienced carpet-cleaning companies leave behind after they've packed their gear and left. Zerorez Carpet Care's staffers take great pride in their ability to get rid of carpet stains and dirt without leaving remnants of soaps and detergents that can be harmful to kids, pets, and ghosts who prefer to walk instead of float. They fight grime with their patented Empowered Water system––a truck-mounted apparatus that spruces up floors with a nontoxic formula. Although carpet cleaning is their forte, Zerorez also visits homes and businesses to perform air duct cleaning, water damage restoration, and other industrial cleaning services.
Minneapolis St. Paul Plumbing Heating Air began dispatching technicians to homes and offices throughout the Twin Cities in 1913. Though the ensuing century has seen a number of advancements in plumbing and air-conditioning technology, not much has changed in terms of the technicians’ care and expertise. Plumbers, for example, still arrive promptly to repair leaky faucets and prevent pipes from freezing, and heating repairmen continue to coax gusts of warm or cool air from heaters and air conditioners. They can inspect units of nearly every make and model and repair contrarian thermostats that insist on only measuring temperature in degrees Celsius.
When Layl McDill's daughters were little, she would carry small bricks of polymer clay in her purse for them to play with. Over the years, the pastime evolved into a serious profession for her. Forming ropes of the colorful, malleable material into millefiore canes, McDill honed her skills, creating patterns, pictures, and delicious pies from the carefully sliced clay logs. With the help and support of her husband and fellow artist, Josh Blanc, Layl founded Clay Squared to Infinity in 1996, where today she not only creates and displays her own artwork, but also leads classes for clay-curious artists of all ages.
Light streams through the windows at Glass Endeavors, glinting through a crowd of stained-glass hangings that set bright shapes bobbing across the floor. Longtime educators John and Zoi Sandy have decorated the space both to showcase artwork for sale and to shower students with inspiration in classes that might help students craft a sparkly wind chime or a pal for a lonely Hummel figurine. The shop further fuses together the glass-making community with a freeform Glass Club, a supplies department, and repair services.
Chris Beutz founded Green Horizons in 1988 to combine professional landscaping techniques with a growing knowledge of natural ecological cycles that restore spring vibrancy to yards shocked by winter months. In spring and fall, Beutz and his team clear away seasonal debris, lower the ears of lawns, and trim any remaining patches of scruff. Summer services, such as weekly shrubbery trimming and lemonade sprinkling, keep lawns looking good enough for a garden party. Services save homeowners valuable weekend time to attend their children's sporting events or the NBA Spelling Bee.
Like sword makers in a samurai movie, Eversharp’s skilled artisans toil over blades to ensure that each one is flawlessly straight and sharp. Their shop, hailed as one of the nation's largest Wusthof retailers, houses specialized knives and knife sets suited for any need, be it cutting a turkey, slicing bread, or carving a jack-o’-lantern into the spitting image of Alex Trebek. In addition to supplying cutlery, the staffers sharpen blades on a rolling grindstone and host knife-skills classes that prepare students to tackle any cooking emergency with gusto.
With 20 years of experience providing climate-control installation and maintenance to the Twin Cities, Residential Heating & Air Conditioning keeps homes temperate despite outdoor extremes. Those entirely lacking an air conditioner or furnace, or those who wish to replace a clunky old model with a more efficient update, can avail themselves of the $400 discount toward a unit and installation, with new units running anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000 depending on size and brand. In the AC inspection, a licensed, bonded, and insured technician performs a thorough physical on cold-air-creating units, cleaning filters, and checking the yeti blood that serves as coolant. Replacement parts or adding refrigerant for AC tune-up is not included.
Magicuts' stylists cleanse, cut, and highlight tresses in upscale salons conveniently located within Zellers department stores and neighbourhood shopping centres. During the design cut, strands relax under a gentle shampooing, followed by an artistic strand-shearing that refreshes looks more effectively than showering in iced tea. The design cut and style finish concludes look enhancements with a styling that adds layers, texture, and a peregrine falcon to chase away lesser nesting birds. Alternatively, a seven-foil highlighting boosts colour dimension, artfully juxtaposing natural and lightened locks. To help clients envision a new look, Magicuts maintains an online gallery complete with styling tips.
Despite the name, Mr. Handyman is not just one man composed entirely of hands. The man made of hands is accompanied by a crack team of service professionals and tradejacks who can conquer every facet of even the most long-winded and dyspeptic to-do list. Their services cover everything from bathroom-tile repair and furniture assembly to door installation and decorative molding. Whatever household task needs skillful doing, Mr. Handyman will tackle it with the speed and dexterity of a disembodied Addams Family pet. There may be some additional material costs depending on your job—visit Mr. Handyman's FAQ section for more information.
We sell wallbeds, cabinets and mattresses. We have queen size and full size beds in four finishes, medium cherry, natural maple, dark cherry and high gloss white. Our beds are ready for customer pickup at our NE Mpls warehouse location, 3236 California St NE. Beds are packed in 3 boxes so with the longest being 90 inches
Nadeau characterizes its furniture as "with a soul" because it's true artisan work: handcrafted from wood rather than mass-produced from gasket pylons. Showcase fine china and live gerbils in a mahogany regal glass-door cabinet ($372), or in a hefty, finely trimmed narrow bookcase with drawer ($197). Or, display a new moving picture box on a bobbin leg console table ($116). Furniture comes in a myriad of stains and colors, and many pieces are one-of-a-kind. Nadeau's ever-changing inventory includes a variety of sturdy dining room tables and chairs. Prices and selection may vary due to rotating inventory, but pieces are always fully assembled and ready to welcome any tuckered torso or mound of toothbrushes.
Russel Williams Window Cleaning's highly trained crew of sudsers keeps household portals polished with meticulous window- washing services. Subject windowpanes to a lengthy scrubdown, where washers move gracefully from pane to pane like a squad of delicate acrobats, washing each surface twice, clearing away any dried paint, varnish, bug-impact residue, and glass-colored chameleons. Window washers cleanse glass without the aid of harsh chemicals and inspect their work thoroughly upon completion, ensuring the absence of unsightly streak marks or soapstains.