The Lighting Loft specializes in a luminescent litany of light fixtures, including wall sconces, chandeliers, table lamps, and more, all housed in a brightly lit, stylishly accoutered showroom. Dangle dazzling mini glass pendants (starting at $90) above dining room tables, or mount a meticulously crafted wall sconce (starting at $65)—such as a bright red large acrylic-chandelier reflection sconce—in a dark foyer to show houseguests the correct escape route during midnight Viking raids. Transform everyday rumpus rooms into high society rec rooms with a classy chandelier or a simple table lamp wrapped in a cummerbund (starting at $85).
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity was established in 1983, and is now one of the biggest Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States. The organization serves as the largest affordable single-family housing developer in Atlanta. As part of its efforts to eliminate substandard housing and improve access to adequate, affordable housing, Atlanta Habitat partners with working families, communities, and sponsors to build affordable, quality homes that meet green-building standards. Atlanta Habitat builds energy-efficient houses using Green Advantage construction procedures to help lower costs for homeowners while also benefiting the environment.
Along with maintaining relationships with its homeowners—starting from the application process and ending when the no-interest mortgage is paid off—Atlanta Habitat helps families to complete 250 hours of sweat equity—the volunteer time required of those who buy Habitat homes—as well as classes and other homeownership requirements.
the beehive is Atlanta's first designer collective. With over 70 of the region's best handmade and independent designers, the consumer who loves high-end craft and modern design can find something for everyone. Products including jewelry, apparel for the entire family, housewares, bath & body and local food goods.
"Feed, wash, and treat your pet the natural way." This is the tagline of Intown Healthy Hound & City-Kitty, a new full-service pet supply store and grooming parlor with an eco-friendly bent. Pets can soak in hypo-allergenic baths and feast on organic biscuits at a shop where all-natural shampoos and treats are the norm rather than the exception. Pets and their parents can also take advantage of local resources supported by Intown Healthy Hound and City-Kitty such as doggie day cares, mobile vets, and fire hydrant sensitivity trainings.
Add style to your apartment's white walls and break free from your white v-neck tee with unique, affordable art and handmade goods. Today's Groupon gets you $50 worth of crafty clothing, quirky cards, awesome art, accessories, and more for just $25 at Young Blood Gallery and Boutique. Click here to discuss Groupon the Cat.
Socially conscious crafters can take home a hand-stitched measuring-tape cat (Vietnam, $8) from Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts, while frugal fashionistas can sport dancing-girl earrings made from recycled soda cans by KICK Trading Ltd. (Kenya, $12) or a marbled bead choker from TARA Projects (India, $16). Decorate the great outdoors with Manos Amigas' ceramic bird wind-chime (Peru, $44), or beautify the indoors with the world children wall hanging (Haiti, $84) from Comité Artisanal Haitien. Fair-trade staples, such as Equal Exchange coffee, tea, and chocolates, make tasty gifts for Father's Day, Secretary's Day, or Father's Secretary's Day.