Levin Furniture has been passed down through generations of Levins since 1920, when Jessie Levin persuaded her husband to start a business to help their daughters' prospects. Since then, the business has grown, expanded, and gained a reputation for procuring and selling quality furniture. Levin Furniture's stock includes leather reclining sofas, beautifully carved dining tables, and sleigh beds from Daniel's Amish using hardwood materials from Ohio.
Many seasons have passed in the 50 years since Larmco Windows and Siding’s founding, but the company’s licensed, bonded, and insured craftsmen have yet to see a weather pattern that outlasts their protective windows and vinyl siding. Innovations such as energy-saving glass panes have helped Larmco’s staffers stay ahead of the curve as they continue to add to their number of 250,000 windows installed. Their insulated vinyl siding also reduces energy costs, trapping warmth inside on cold days and keeping out the heat that radiates from the home’s lava moat during the summer. They also insulate attics and install walk-in tubs that reduce the likelihood of bathing injuries.
A second-generation, family-owned flooring emporium, the Calvetta Brothers' Floor Show extends its expertise in all things trod-able to scrub soiled shag and bathe besmirched berbers throughout northeast Ohio. Ready and able to eliminate grime and stains from your indoor grass, the trained and insured carpet professionals will vacuum the cruddy carpet in question before using a hot-water extraction to exorcise deep-seated soil and restore long-lost toe rings to their rightful owners. Manageable furniture pieces will be carefully moved free of charge, and large items such as wardrobes and dining tables will be charged by the piece, depending on weight and difficultly of the move. A plasma TV, heated driveway, or 65 CCTV cameras might seem like the biggest investment you've made in your home, but carpet is a home's actual opulence. Regular cleanings are necessary to keep it looking new and tasting splendid. Accumulated soil, grit, Lego helmets, pet puky, and butter statues of cows eating sticks of butter can destroy even the hardiest textile floor coverings and allow bacteria to hold barbecues nonstop, so nab today's Groupon and get one step closer to reclaiming control over every inch of your danceable dominion.
Glass Bubble Project's owners Mike Kaplan and Chris McGillicutty are business partners, friends, and working artists. Beginning in 1998, they repurposed their garage space into a working studio where professional artists and students create side by side, firing delicate one-of-a-kind masterpieces—and, according to Cleveland Magazine, the occasional grilled cheese sandwich—in the shop's 2,000-degree furnace. Their glass-blowing and welding classes teach adults and children to create one-of-a-kind artwork as nearby artists at work bolster creativity. Besides classes, the studio invites guests to watch their free public demonstrations and grants private studio time to artists in need and broken bottles looking for a fresh start.
The shop's resident artists craft and sell sconces, chandeliers, and vases from recycled glass and repurposed metal. Nicknamed “Clevetion Glass” to simultaneously lampoon delicate Venetian glass and celebrate Cleveland's heartiness, their blend of industrial parts and elegant glasswork toughens up the décor of private residences and commercial buildings, such as the Ritz Carlton, all across the country.
What started out as a search for a fun alternative form of artistic expression led to the founding of an institution for preserving and sharing a millennia-old craft. That enthusiasm proved to be contagious, as more than 700 students from all ages and walks of life attended J & C Glass Studio's workshops in the first year alone.
Today, J & C Glass Studio continues to teach the art of glass blowing with instructional workshops that cater to beginner and advanced students. Passionate instructors share techniques performed almost the same way as artisans did thousands of years ago. During sessions, a mixture of sand, limestone, and silica is heated to 2,000 degrees until it reaches a honey-like consistency. From there, students shape it with tools, the power of suggestion, and their own breath, creating custom works of art that can decorate a mantel or desk for a lifetime.