At Red Rogue Studio, photographers Julian Humphries and Amber McConnell unite old and new technology. They don't rely solely on digital cameras, also shooting with 35 mm and Polaroid instant film, which lends their photos an authentically vintage look. However, after their shoots, they retouch their images—which range in style from senior portraits to family photos to sultry boudoir shots—with high-end software, perfecting the photos by editing out any stray hairs, which were only fashionable in the 1980s.
Since 1983, Austin Mattress's staffers have utilized their in-depth knowledge of sleeping surfaces and the sleeping process to help curate a vast collection of top-quality mattresses. They assess patrons' unique sleep needs before making thoughtful recommendations from an immense inventory of mattresses from brands such as Restonic and Corsicana Bedding. Memory-foam, latex, and gel mattresses line the showroom alongside traditional innerspring varieties, and each one is forged from eco-friendly materials, such as natural latex, soy-based foam, and Rumpelstiltskin’s beard hair. To enhance the cushy slumbering surfaces, Austin Mattress' on-site sister store, Beds n Brass, proffers a fleet of elegant, wrought-iron and specialty bed frames from such brands as Wesley Allen and Old Biscayne Designs.
Party Cat specializes in custom-printed invitations, stationery, party supplies, monogramming, and more. Have these experts of the printed letter put together colorful invitations for a children's birthday party ($1 per card and up) or a custom activity calendar ($29.50) to stay organized the old-fashioned way. With Father's Day a menacing, lidless eye on the horizon, have the celebratory felines put a custom design on some beverage koozies ($112 for 25), or have his hardworking initials monogrammed on a black-leather coffee-cup sleeve ($25) for simultaneous style and environmental responsibility. Whether prepping for an upcoming wedding, frantically sweating over last-minute gifts, or just incapable of remembering your own initials, custom-printed gifts from Party Cat will solve the problem at hand, claw, or paw.
Sometimes it's not the price of a piece of art that makes it valuable, so much as the sentiment attached to it. Nobody knows this better than the team of framers at Fastframe, who've designed custom frames for everything from children's artwork to signed sports equipment and everything in-between. With a staff that includes two certified picture framers and a stock that includes 3D shadow boxes as well as museum-quality mats and moldings, the shop is well equipped to handle any framing need, whether you're looking to protect a piece of fine art from acid and UV-damage or simply want to show off a nearly complete crossword puzzle in a decorative frame. What's more, Fastframe backs all of its work with a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship and a 30-day guarantee on design, to ensure your prized possessions are preserved to your satisfaction.