Wisdom of Wool purveys comforters, mattress pads, pillows, and wraps made from chemical-free, environmentally conscious wool to promote better sleep. Chemical-free, sustainable wool maintains the body's optimal sleep-temperature zone and won't wake dozers with any nightmarish bleating. Sleepyheads dazedly sink into a regular wool pillow ($54–$72), a 100 percent eco-wool insomnia interloper encased in fully organic cotton sateen, while strained back muscles recharge within the waist wrap ($47¬–$54.50). Specifically engineered for summertime, Wisdom of Wool's light comforter ($135–$329) swaddles sleepers in a breathable covering that resists mites, mold, mildew, and dust from the sandman.
Slinging sequential art since 1979, Things from Another World distills its thousands of new and back-issue comics into grab bags for eager eyes and brains to devour. Each bag includes Angel Volume 5: Aftermath in hardcover (a $24.95 value), a riveting slice of Joss Whedon's anti-hero's post-TV incarnation. The sleek, 132-page volume ensures that Buffyverse devotees can soundly satisfy their brooding vampire action fix. Things From Another World sprinkles healthy doses of mystery to the other five grab bag selections by mixing up trade paperbacks into discrete groups of enticing randomosity. Click here for the full list of potential titles and values included in each grab bag.
Since the 1890s, the Dinihanian farmer family has nourished Portland-area families with produce bereft of genetically modified seed, pesticide, or chemical fertilizer. This Groupon provides a preview of the farm’s Community Supported Agriculture program, in which customers receive a share of the harvest by supplying two aliment-stuffed boxes. Full of crops harvested in the same week, the half-share box contains enough produce to sustain two people and the full share best suits a family of four or a peckish elephant. While the inventory shifts depending on season, availability, and tree mood, past boxes have included walla walla onions, squash, strawberries, bok choy, and peaches. The farmers tuck handy recipe sheets into each box to guide share-holders through cooking with unfamiliar edibles.
It's not every day that online shopping includes as much personal attention as you get from Stoneside Blinds. In most areas, their online-shopping process starts off with a free house call from a designer, who helps clients pick out materials and styles for their window dressing. Once the client has made their choices, the company will send out teams to measure the window frames and, later, install the final product for a flat fee. Their handiwork, and the blinds themselves, are backed by a rigorous guarantee that lets customers change their minds within 30 days and safeguards against defects up to a year later, so customers never have to cover up faulty blinds with a poster of their backyard. The only online part of their signature process, really, is placing the order. Minutes after the order is placed, the team at the production warehouse gets to work making it a reality, whether it's roller shades in a custom fabric, sleek solar shades, or classic wooden blinds.
Quilter’s Corner Store grew out of owner Deb's drive to create her ideal sewing room. And though the shop stocks several hundred bolts of quality quilting fabrics, patterns, and books packed with ideas, it still feels as quaint as a sun-soaked hobby corner. The shelves, racks, and cupboards loop around an enormous work table inside the store-front space. Guests can pop in to grab anything from bobbin containers to full-blown kits or stick around and chat with Deb about their personal projects. Either way, they can leave knowing that whatever they've picked up at the shop has been hand-selected by the Deb and her staff for their quality, ease of use, and value.