With thousands of frame and mat samples, Framing & Art Centre can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (under $100 for 24"x36" pieces). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoe-box photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts.
Pascal's energizes abodes with vibrant, custom painting, collaborating with clients to dress their walls in stylish and classic colour palettes. Dwellers can enlist the lacquer artisans to coat a room up to 12'x12' in luscious General Paint pigments, which enliven fallow living quarters and obscure the knee-level height marks of former elf tenants. The fully insured company flourishes ceilings, trims, walls, and doors in a timely matter, priming residential nooks for feng-shui furniture arrangements and other artistic accents. Pascal's also furnishes interiors with wall coverings and designs such as modern wallpaper, stencil patterns, and modest fig leaves.
Each edition of the award-winning Buffalo Spree magazine delivers a full month of event calendars, local feature stories, and timely articles showcasing art, design, and culture across Buffalo and Western New York. Dining guides highlight the best local eateries, and profiles of the area's movers and shakers introduce notable businesspeople and do-gooders. Shopping guides and reviews of designers and stylists keep readers entertained and up to date on the latest trends. Home and garden coverage bores a peephole into area abodes through photographic tours of residential interiors, exteriors, and laundry rooms.
A longtime official photographer for United States Synchronized Swimming, Migz Media's head photographer designed a device that permitted him to snap underwater shots while staying dry on the pool deck. He now harnesses that same ingenuity while framing clients at a variety of sessions and events. Migz Media's talents run the gamut from capturing action shots at sporting events to framing candid wedding moments without having to disguise cameras as flower girls. Rather than taking weeks to develop images, they produce prints with a full-service touchscreen printing system they bring to each event, or e-mail purchased shots to clients. Studio shoots take advantage of a 30'x20' greenscreen that stretches from floor to ceiling—which photographers employ to digitally insert a choice of more than 10,000 backgrounds that includes still images and animated loops.
Thanks to vast selections of singular gifts, both Jo-An's and Suzie's Hallmark Shops have achieved Gold Crown store status, making them ideal destinations for card- and trinket-seekers. Each store's vast collection of greeting cards, keepsakes, and gifts helps guests celebrate both special occasions and everyday memory-making opportunities. Customers can spice up parties, baby showers, and holidays with keepsake ornaments and vibrant gift-wrapping accoutrement. Additionally, their selections of recordable storybooks and plush toys help parents commemorate their children's milestones with lasting gifts that both parent and child will value for years.
Brad Beardslee is a videographer, a web designer, and a traveler. His absolute favorite thing to do, though, is photography, which combines skills culled from all these endeavors. Then there's his wife, Li. An avid photographer since she received a 35mm camera on her 13th birthday, Li shares her husband's passion for the art form.
When the two became engaged, they found out how pricy wedding photography could be. "In awe," Li says, "of how expensive the charges could be," she set out to offer an alternative. The result: LaLé Designs, Inc., where the Beardslees team up to specialize in wedding photography. The duo also tackles get togethers, portrait sessions, and special moments of all kinds.