An Emmy Award–winning station, WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported public broadcaster. WQED's online shop catalogues Pittsburgh-centric products and programs intended to educate the community and beyond. Rick Sebak's Pittsburgh A–Z characterizes the local culture with a series of pieces using the journalist's trademark narrative style and personalized alphabet starting with the letter R ($19.95). Sports merchandise, such as the book The Chief: Art Rooney and His Pittsburgh Steelers ($28.95), document athletic narratives without boring halftime performances or off-season doldrums, while the Things That Aren't There Anymore DVD ($19.95) and Bike Rides Out of Pittsburgh: Over 425 Rides from .6 to 110 Miles ($20.00) provide guides for the local everyman.
Kiln-N-Time's ceramic pros guide unsure artists through the steps of customizing pottery in a sunny studio with yolk-yellow accent walls. Grownups and future grownups choose from a wide variety of bisque pottery pieces before claiming a spot at a tile-topped table and beginning to paint. Embellish a vase ($20+) with sassy polka dots, cover a latte mug ($20+) in a coffee-complementing hue, or fill the inside of a bowl ($15+) with cherry-shaped chocolates, creating a complicated metaphor for life and dessert itself.
Nations largest high end home furnishings outlet including accessories , lamps, and oriental rugs. In business since 1953
Typhoon Lighting especially specializes in everything light related: repair services, refurbished antique lighting fixtures, and classic and contemporary new designs to lustrously illuminate any roost. The company's domestic fixtures include pendants, chandeliers, sconces, and lamps that, when nicely light-bulbed, scare ghosts and shed light on ping-pong balls' hidden hideaways (prices vary, depending on limited items and specialty lines). Luxurious lampshades are available to enhance any immodest bare bulb ($30 to $50 on average). The radiant retailer also stocks a wide selection of accessories, including finials and hard-to-find antique bulbs (average $50–$200). If you already have an item that needs fixing or you would like to have a unit customized or embellished with a handmade lampshade, Typhoon's friendly, experienced staff is also eager to lend a hand ($70/hour). All repair and fabrication services are done in-house by highly skilled craftspeople, ensuring special attention and glowing service.
That Stereo Shop's staff specializes in modern auto integration, leveraging their expertise to equip cars with audio, video, and security upgrades. Digital sound blossoms from speakers by top brands such as Kenwood and Infinity after technicians transform basic factory stereos into sonic amphitheaters with iPod-compatible components. GPS navigation systems, security alarms, and remote starters from CompuStar further equip motorists with gadgetry that enables smooth, worry-free commutes.
Lest exteriors feel left out, technicians outfit windows in SunTek tinted films that add style to the car and keep the cabin's high-tech equipment out of sight and out of UV rays. They also dress vehicles in vinyl graphics and banners that portray company advertisements.
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Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
Mattress World carries more than 20 mattress brands and houses more than 100 mattress styles in its wall-to-wall-mattress store. Factory-trained sales associates guide guests to mattresses that fulfill their needs in terms of firmness, durability, size, and ability to withstand being dropped off a 10-story building.
Sometimes, a greener world is hard to visualize. For the technicians at Green Thumb Lawn Care, though, it’s as easy as the click of a shutter. Before each project, the lawn-care professionals snap photos of the homeowner’s property and create 3-D images of what the yard would look like after their landscapers finish the job. They also help beautify and maintain customers' current views by trimming hedges, mowing grass, fertilizing lawns, and installing new stone walkways over backyard lava pits.
Owned and operated by three generations of Staley family women, The Picket Fence has swathed women, children, and infants in designer apparel and accessories for the past 10 years. The shop’s selection of sweaters was named as one of the best in town by CBS Pittsburgh in an article that asserted that “this shop will become one of your favorite places to frequent when you are craving something new for your wardrobe.” The fashion-savvy Staley women select items from lines such as Orla Kiely, Lauren Moffatt, and Alexis Bittar. Children’s items run under labels including Oilily and Lilly Pulitzer. Thanks to a number of home accessories and gifts that enhance the shopping experience, an examiner.com columnist dubbed The Picket Fence as “the ultimate Shadyside fashion boutique.” Additionally, a variety of children’s toys offer whippersnappers respite from stressful make-believe games of applying for imaginary car loans.
Ace Paints & Furniture’s staff of color-matching experts and trained designers assist clients in their searches for home-decorating solutions through a wide selection of premium paints. Patrons choose from more than 3,000 colors of Benjamin Moore paints to brighten domiciles. Ralph Lauren paints in suede and metallic finishes line shelves alongside high-traffic area coatings from Daich, which simulate the sturdy look of brick and stone. Outdoor furnishings such as adirondack chairs and porch swings provide a place to rest on sunny days so visitors can avoid splinters caused by tree-stump seating.
Affordable Lawncare's staff members take a two-pronged approach to landscaping. They improve surface appearance by mowing grass, removing weeds, and tending to trees and shrubs, and they also initiate change from underground. For example, they aerate soil to promote hearty root growth and plant seasonal foliage such as rye, fescue, and blue grasses. Fertilization treatments encourage the birth of lush greenery and adorable baby earthworms.
Operating one of Pittsburgh's largest airsoft facilities, Valhalla Indoor Airsoft's owners named their arena after the legendary hall of Viking warriors as a sign of respect and a celebration of camaraderie. Realizing that airsoft can look intimidating from the outside, they maintain a nonaggressive, family-friendly atmosphere to encourage new players to try the sport. The house rules emphasize safety, such as never intentionally taking headshots, saying "bang bang" when within 5 feet of an opponent, and never planting old banana peels.
With the house rules in mind, players enter a warehouse filled with cover such as rooms constructed of wood, camouflage barricades, stacks of tires, and even a car crashed into a stop sign. These challenging obstacles foster a battleground-like ambience that demands teamwork and tactical thinking for players to win Valhalla's scenario-based and objective games. And to complement bouts of "Rob the Bank" or "Get Out of Jail," the facility also house an onsite pro shop, Cool Stuff by L&M, where the staff services gear and dispenses advice.