Renaissance Framing Gallery revivifies worn art and frames using careful, artisanal techniques. Skilled framesmiths freshly enshrine memory-encrusted jerseys ($250+) or diplomas ($115+), or restorers can enliven 8" x 10" oil paintings ($150) and the gold-leaf frames surrounding them ($85/hour including materials). Before and after photos show how restoration services make the Dark Ages skies brighter, Victorian skin alabastier, and dramatic gilds more dramatically gilt. The on-site experts scrub up gold-leaf frames and restore paper and canvas, turning lovely wall hangings into precious heirlooms. Installation services are also available for those preferring others' do-it-yourself methods.
Named for owner Paul Russo’s two dogs, Eddie and Finnegan, eddigan’s stocks upscale used furniture, antiques, and modern décor to fill empty rooms. Green thumbs can cultivate prize-winning couch potatoes on a modern leather recliner and matching ottoman ($125), while paranoid patrons can scour vintage paisley sofas and matching throw pillows for secret hieroglyphs and camouflaged CIA transmitters ($600). Decorate spaces by perusing eddigan’s supply of delicate glassware and pottery ($100–$500), still-life paintings, blown-glass bowls, and work by local artisans. A refuge for rescued cockatiels, eddigan’s is filled with the cheerful chatter of caged zebra finches, orange weavers, and society finches, which are all cloistered in an aviary, where they spend each night plotting new ways to take over Poughkeepsie.
Using one of the most advanced fabrication workstations in the world, CounterEdge harnesses digital design technology to forge stone countertops. Proliner digital templating equipment lets technicians capture dimensions and surface points for your countertop space, then create a fully rendered digital template that will be imported into the Fabcenter fabrication workstation. One of only five in the world, the Breton Fabcenter cuts, edges, and polishes each slab of igneous artwork, and can outfit countertops with sink cutouts that can accommodate sinks that spout water or sinks that dispense melted chocolate.
Dream On stuffs its 10,000-square-foot store with sturdy futons and more than 30 types of cushy mattresses. Wood whisperers can finish an Ash L full-futon frame in six different shades ($249), helping it match your existing chairs, tables, and toothpick models of San Francisco. Add a full-size futon mattress made from cotton ($129–$399) or high-performance foam ($349–$699) to cushion tushes as they recline and a full-size cover ($39.99–$99.99) to defend cushions against stains. All futons must be assembled by the customer or their staff of human-size allen wrenches.
America's oldest cutlery shop, as noted by The Boston Phoenix, Stoddard's brandishes an assortment of sharp-edged products crafted around the globe. Customers may stop by the shop to pick up a work of cutlery such as a chef's knife ($37–$274), which can rest alongside magic wands or other blades inside a handy 12-piece chef's knife bag ($43). Bolster self-beautifying practices with grooming products such as Seki contour nail clippers ($21), or discover the lamb within every lion with a pair of Rubis pointed slant tip tweezers ($37). The Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp ($74), one of dozens of pocket knives, gives owners quick access to more than 20 practical features needed to repair a miniature boat inside a sealed bottle that is lodged in a block of wood.