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After apprenticing with master framers in Yorkshire and London, Heba Elbanna opened Tresorie, where she designs custom frames that archive cherished memories and reflect her clients' unique tastes. Drawing on nine years of French matting experience, she carefully applies transparent watercolor washes and hand-inked lines around matted works of art. This technique, which first arose in the late 18th century, was nearly quelled by the Industrial Revolution, a time of great societal change when the rise of precise machinery made hands obsolete. Fortunately, 20th-century artists revived the French matting technique, and today Heba often incorporates the classic designs into the framing of modern art pieces as well as contemporary photographs.
When she isn't painting delicate lines, Heba and her staff source frames from Larsen-Juhl and Roma Moulding, which come in styles ranging from slim and minimalistic to wide and ornate. Staffers can protect photographs and prints with simple, clear glass as well as museum quality, UV-resistant glass that reduces glare from grouchy portraits. In addition to cutting single, double, and multi-windowed mats, Heba also displays three-dimensional pieces—such as antique pipes and fans—inside specially designed frames. Customers can view Heba's handiwork on her online gallery and peruse samples of her French matting.
We are a home decor, baby, gift, and vintage furniture store.
As well, we hand-paint furniture to creat a custom finish.
For the holidays we turn into a winter wonderland.
Seven Insider Pagers give it a four-star average rating and four Yelpers give it an average of three stars.
Helmed by husband-and-wife team Benny Aziz and Stephanie Cohen, Benjamin Rugs and Furniture supplies home decorators with modern and classic furnishings. The two-level showroom, laid out by Stephanie who is also an interior designer, encapsulates a wide range of styles, from dignified, conservative pieces of dark varnished wood to tradition-bucking designs that use translucent material and geometric shapes.
As the recession deepened, Metro Art & Frame owner Bo Okuyan found that demand never slackened for one market of art collectors: parents. Mr. Okuyan's business savvy caught the attention of the New York Times' Michael Winerip in 2010, who noted that a steady supply of finger paintings and crafts had caused Bo to rethink his definition of art. “All kids are artists, that’s how we look at it now,” he said. Whether upgrading fridge-hung stick-figure portraits to a permanent gallery or framing a more traditionally priceless painting, Mr. Okuyan and his staff begin with a complimentary consultation, tailoring each project to fit home or office aesthetics and personal style. Metro Art & Frame's acid-free mats center photographs, oil paintings, or post-modern puddles of spilled milk in an ornate, gold-leafed frame or elegant black one. Five types of glass and two flavors of plexiglass guard sensitive paintings from light damage with UV protection, and the shop's selection of contemporary and classic prints lets patrons fill in the gaps in their home galleries.
A part of the Big Apple Art Gallery family, Bob's Frame Shop boasts a fully ensured, skilled staff that custom frames items of all dimensions right in the studio. Their services range from basic framing—which comes in a choice of 8,000 different styles—to specialty shadow boxes, which immortalize 3-D memorabilia such as a graduation cap or a treasured sports jersey belonging to the hockey-obsessed family dog. The experts outline pictures with cotton, linen, and silk mats, which are sliced with a computerized mat cutter for shapes and letters contoured to precise specifications. Delivery to the surrounding neighborhood is available, and the accommodating establishment welcomes customers seven days a week.
Housing Works provides advocacy, job training, healthcare and housing support for low-income and homeless people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Housing Works Thrift Shops and Buy the Bag help fund this effort by selling new and used donated goods. Shoppers can explore shelves upon shelves of donated items in search of a new designer shirt, a vintage necklace, or a set of hand-painted bowls.
Fine Cleaners quickly uproots pesky stains and smirches from duds and returns them to their owners looking and smelling like new. The cleaning team also complements its spot-lifting prowess with tailoring services, ensuring shirt sleeves hit at the wrists and slacks drape gracefully over shoes or stilts.
KT Cleaning keeps the Big Apple polished to a sterling shine with its expert residential and commercial cleaning services. Licensed and insured technicians thoroughly refresh homes and offices by sanitizing bathrooms and wiping away dust from flat surfaces, such as shelves in living rooms or shoulder pads in old blazers from the ‘80s.
The EPA-certified technicians at Green Air HVAC help homeowners maintain all aspects of their home's heating and cooling, improving the interior air quality while eliminating pollutants such as mites, dust, and bacteria. The staff can work from the ground up, installing complete heating and cooling systems that match the needs and size accommodations of a new home, or conduct a detailed audit of existing systems to spot potential inefficiencies. In a continued effort to rein in energy costs, technicians can also clean air ducts and dryer vents or install remote systems that control the home’s temperature through an iPhone app instead of an outdated mainframe.
Signature service: Dryer vent and chimney cleaning
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Dewalt, Mayer & Son, and Roto Brush
When Matthew Fania started work as a quality control manager for a local dry cleaner, he had a plan to build a better mousetrap. He took the skills he learned on the ground and put them to use in his own business, Suits and Skirts Cleaners. Here, his team ensures that each client has a superior experience, from the email notice that goes out when clothes have been inspected and delivered, to the garment tracking system that prevents items from going missing. In addition to cleaning clothes, Suits and Skirts can have on-site tailor Vjollca Faja fix loose-fitting suits and dresses to fit clients' precise measurements.
At Right Angle, owner Pablo Godoy and his staff of skilled artisans complete each framing project in-house at one of three locations. They use museum-quality materials such as anti-reflective glass, Bainbridge cotton, and acid-free mat-boards. Using moulding styles by Larson-Juhl, the shop provides handsome settings for everything from treasured paintings to family heirlooms such as your grandpa's favorite chair.
Whereas many clean homes smell like some laboratory version of lemon and pinecones, the cleaning crew at Green Apple Clean & Steam leaves homes free of any trace of noxious fumes. That's because they clean using only nontoxic formulas derived from cruelty-free, plant-based ingredients. They compound this air-clearing process with steam cleaners that banish bacteria, allergens, and dust mites from myriad floor surfaces and upholstery.
The certified technicians at New Magic Carpet keep abodes sparkling inside and out with cleaning and refurbishing services ranging from window washing to grout restoration. Traveling to homes to perform carpet and upholstery cleanings, the IIRC-certified clean teams pre-treat high-traffic areas before cleansing fibers with truck-mounted equipment and 100% nontoxic solutions. The company also offers spring-cleaning services such as interior vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, and scrubbing sessions performed with oversize toothbrushes.