Corrina Sephora discovered her love of metalwork in her father's workshop when she was only 5 years old. A few decades and fine-art degrees later, she became one of the only women blacksmiths in the United States, devoted to forging delicate jewelry and monumental sculpture. During welding and forging classes at her studio, Corrina introduces newbies to the joys of her craft, enabling them to create their own original projects.
Kathy Antar opened The Sewing Studio planning to provide sewing services for design professionals and event producers, but was soon flooded with phone calls and emails from people who simply wanted to know how to use their sewing machines. To meet that need, The Sewing Studio began to offer a selection of beginner, intermediate, and advanced sewing classes. During each 2.5-hour session, students learn how to thread machines, wind the bobbin, and practice various stitches using their own machines. In addition to classes, Kathy custom-designs furniture upholstery, bedding, and window coverings and supplies expert design-consultation services, which can transform a client's dream design into a tactile reality.
Suite Spot's collection of decorative home goodies makes it easy for patrons to inject sophistication, vibrant color, and function into their living spaces. Enliven bathroom towel racks with soothing MOR body butter ($16) or microcotton luxury towels, with more than 25 hue options and sets including one bath towel, hand towel, wash cloth, and absorbent top hat for dapper hair-drying ($80 per set). Beds glow like burning bamboo when dressed in Bamboo luxury sheets and quilted coverlets ($115–$475), and designer Rosenholm-Delft pillows provide decorative shields against torpedoed teddy bears ($165 each). Suite Spot also offers basic and custom monogram services ($10+) to help domicile denizens discern which towels are his, hers, and their tax agent's.
Blue Mark Studios thrives inside the refurbished halls of century-old St. James Church by regularly hosting exhibitions of newly discovered artists from around the U.S. In addition to traditional art exhibitions, Blue Mark's resident artists load the studio's calendar of events with countless openings, fashion shows, dance parties, and art lessons. They craft their works in private studios on the premises, ranging from ceramics to visual FX and 3D media. They often sell their pieces to people wishing to display art in their home or on their bumper.