Experienced framers Barry Stahl and Bob Clayton built Big Picture Framing from scratch in 2000, holding meetings around an old card table as construction roared around them. Today, framers at 15 area locations craft custom frames to display artwork, photographs, and record sleeves, and shadow boxes protect three-dimensional items such as ballet slippers, macaroni art, or a swarm of wasps. Patrons can dictate all design choices, choosing from metal and wooden frames in a multitude of colors and styles, or ask for recommendations from one of Big Picture Framing's resident experts. Big Picture Framing also stocks pre-framed art, prints, and posters to spruce up bare-walled homes or a drab doghouse.
The friendly butchers at Prime: Your Trusted Butcher might make their jobs look effortless, but their work is varied and complicated. Sometimes, they're explaining the difference between a ribeye and a sirloin to a customer; other times, they're hand-cutting a piece of grass-fed beef to a client's specifications; still other times, they're working with chicken and pork, meats which, like the beef, are locally-sourced and antibiotic-free. They'll even track down cuts they don't have on hand, if that's what clients need.
It all sounds like the attention to craft and detail that you'd find at a specialty shop, but Prime: Your Trusted Butcher does more than meat. It's also a grocery store, with fresh vegetables, gourmet cheeses, artisanal breads delivered daily, and assorted beers and spirits. The team just wants their clients to eat well, regardless of what they're hungry for?so much so that they post their tastiest recipes to their website or sky-write them above the city.
The creative team at Frames...with a history crafts picture frames, mirrors, and small furniture from reclaimed wood and antiques. Most weeks, the team goes on buying trips to salvage yards and antique shops, searching for the best antique woods. The older materials might have chipped paint or other unique patterns created by the passage of time.
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.
It isn’t Christmas until you hang the poinsettia above the door as a clever ploy to baffle guests and kiss them while they’re distracted. With today’s deal, score an 8-inch holiday poinsettia for $17 (a $31.88 value), plus a 20% discount on same-day additional purchases at Coady Florist. You can purchase up to five Groupons, putting enough plants in your pocket to spread to family and friends with a prowess unseen since the legendary Bonnie Poinsettia Seed. The percentage off doesn’t compound with each successive Groupon, so give up on those sugarplum visions of 100% off.