Composed of glass blowers, the knowledgeable staff at Cornerstone Glass Campus Store guides customers through an array of 98% locally crafted glass creations and imparts information about the artisans who forged them. The expansive selection adds new pieces to its stock daily, with everything from pairs of handcrafted wineglasses ($35+) and decorative vases ($30+) to a crystalline set of false teeth gracing the shop’s shelves. Visitors can also commission a repair or request a custom order. A windowed storefront and rooftop skylights flood the space with natural light, illuminating the radiant wares resting compliantly beneath 25-foot vaulted ceilings.
Modern Studio's team of experienced photographers has wrangled fleeting memories into permanent portrait form since 1952. Portrait subjects choose between a timeless studio sitting or an on-location shoot at a home, park, or hard-won parking space before photographers let fly with well-trained shutters. Photographers produce each 10"x13" family portrait within an on-site photo lab, leaving each photo dry mounted and ready for vertical application on walls or the backs of unsuspecting prank targets.
Sassy & Classy Resale Fashions, a locally owned boutique, supplies shoppers with gently worn name-brand apparel and accessories. Chic dresses and animal-print skirts can be found alongside work-appropriate tops and a selection of jewelry and purses to add the right finishing touch to any outfit. A parking lot conveniently adjoins the shop so patrons needn't hunt for street parking or cry.
When it gave cd/game Exchange the title of Best Entertainment Shop in its annual Best of Eugene roundup, Eugene Weekly praised the store for its “poster-covered walls and wide variety of things with which to entertain yourself.” Those things have constantly changed over cd/game Exchange’s 20-year existence, and today, its shelves are stocked with customer-supplied used CDs, video games, movies, posters, and apparel, instead of Hammer pants and VHS copies of Wrestlemania’s Greatest Hits. Experts inspect each item to determine its condition, then decide on a cash value and trade value. With their store credit or cash, customers can stock up on lightly used Wii titles and DVDs ranging from Spider-Man to Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Urban Lumber Company’s woodworkers snatch still-viable wood from the mouth of the landfill and repurpose it into signature slabs of lumber or vibrant, handcrafted furniture. Operating an onsite sawmill and dry kiln, they shape pieces inspired by the natural colors and size proportions of each storm-damaged, dead, and chopped tree they use, blending different grains and edges into distinctive final products. Urban Lumber Company can equip builders with cabinet- and furniture-grade woods for their own projects, as well as instrument-grade tone woods for guitars, mandolins, or mannequin replicas of Duran Duran.
For more than 15 years, New Odyssey Juice and Java has quenched the thirst of environmentally conscious patrons with organic, fair-trade beverages that are as good for the body as they are for the earth. In addition to serving steaming cups of joe and raw juices squeezed from fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, New Odyssey's multitalented staff also fixes up vegetarian salads and sandwiches made of seasonal ingredients. The shop maintains a fun, colorful setting with tropical wallpaper and games of hot potato with paintball grenades.