Natural Area Rugs weaves natural fibers such as sisal, seagrass, wool, jute, and bamboo into durable, earth-friendly floor coverings. A 6'x9' Sedona bamboo rug ($95) sets a trap for hungry pandas, so homeowners can check paw prints against a database of known masked bandits before quickly wiping foot tracks from the rug’s easy-to-clean surface. A 4'x6' Sunset sisal rug ($99) comes with a non-slip latex backing to prevent embarrassing trips, and even more cautious customers can add a washable rug pad ($10–$99) to further reduce the chance of slippage. Picky patrons can also craft custom rugs, using the online order form, which provides options for shape, weave, border, and favorite presidential nickname, but must call to place these orders.
Combining elements of old-school American and London barbershops, The Brighton Shave Co. is a sophisticated spot for a close, comfortable, classic wet-shave. Brighton Classix beard-slayers begin by examining your chin to determine the most effective skin-preserving products. Then, armed with straight razors, hot towels, and the finest skincare products, they’ll begin your transformation from mere man into refined man about mantown. After they expertly slather on a mask of lather, they’ll summarily deforest your face’s stubble jungle while a warm, wet towel moistens your dermis and holds its pore doors open. Throughout the process, your face will stay as smooth and soft as unfrozen margarine.
Dr. John Kahen studied at UCLA and Ross University School of Medicine, where he learned the surgical and medical techniques he now uses to treat male pattern baldness. To suit individual needs, the team employs varied methodologies, such as follicular unit extraction, which transplants one unique snowflake of hair at a time, or hair-transplant surgery, which subtly relocates large swaths of hair. Medical hair-loss therapy impedes the conversion of testosterone to DHT, the hormone that causes male pattern baldness. Kahen and company treat both men and women, and their services can apply either to the scalp or to other body areas.
Like many artists, Dyanne Williams experimented with a variety of mediums before sticking with the one that suited and intrigued her the most: mosaics. At her Beverly Hills studio, she not only constructs works for her own oeuvre, but also leads small, intimate classes of no more than six students. Each pupil is invited to choose a project and work at the pace they're most comfortable with?which makes her courses suitable to all experience levels, including advanced artists and anyone who thinks a mosaic is the French word for "music."
FrameStore's craftsmen have created more than 250,000 custom frames in the store’s 35-year tenure, designing pieces that now adorn the walls of prestigious institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Walt Disney Company. Professional designers guide FrameStore’s clients through the 2,200 moulding options that can accent paintings and treasured items while adding style and elegance to rooms. The store’s craftsmen then fashion pieces to patron specifications, outfitting frames with classic or museum-quality glass that blocks UV rays from bleaching out images or censoring pictures of the moon. Every piece goes through a 16-point inspection before it is given to patrons, and the team averages a seven-day turnaround on all of its projects.
With festive specimens starting at 2 feet and stretching skyward to more than 10 feet, the Christmas tree lot at A1 Christmas Trees holds an array of evergreen offerings destined to liven up home interiors. Holiday hunters can peruse and pick from the rows of Douglas Firs, admired for their dense, bushy shape; Grand Firs, dark green and soft to the touch; and ever-popular Noble Firs, soft blue-green and grown only in the Pacific Northwest. When not showing visitors around their tree farm, the professional merry-makers also adorn homes with holiday lighting installations, removing the hassle and danger of climbing up on the roof and lassoing fluorescent reindeer.