Lush greenery and orderly rows of pink and red mixed annuals create a gardening wonderland at The Shed Inc., a complete garden center and nursery staffed by landscape-design experts. Along with shrubs, trees, and flowers, the center stocks lawn ornaments to help customers populate their ideal yard paradise and re-create favorite Night Court scenes with stone fairies. Shovels, pruners, and hand tools line shelves alongside fertilizers and fungicides, and a stock of topsoil and mulch prepares even the most barren landscapes to nurture new growth. A propane filling station also stands by, equipping grills to sizzle up some burgers or decorate a neighbor's pool toys with black stripes.:m]]
At Soho Tile Studio's showroom, visitors explore stone, porcelain, ceramic, and metal tiles that lend kitchens, bathrooms, or floors a new, unexpected style. To help in the decision-making process, Soho's on-staff professional designer elucidates the differences between types of tile.
The friendly staff of Postersigns.com supplies businesses and individuals with an array of printing options, each executed with a professional gloss. Customers can commemorate cocktail-napkin doodles on heavyweight matte paper ($5.50/sq. ft.), or professionally mount any masterpiece on half-inch wood ($8/sq. ft.) or transfer a work of art-to-canvas ($8/sq. ft.). Glossy vinyl banners ($5.50/sq. ft.) can help parents welcome home prodigal sons or announce evictions of middle-aged ones, and cherished photos can find immortality with either photo gloss or matte ($12.87 for 17” x 22” heavyweight white paper). Keepsake seekers can laminate any worthy achievements ($3–$5.50/sq. ft. for various lamination types), and businesses and charities can get the word out with custom car magnets ($13.20) and striking yard signs ($28 for 18” x 24”) that are easily customized to attract homebuyers. Enhance holiday gift-giving by enlisting Postersigns.com to print custom reams of wrapping paper ($5/sq. ft.) to enshroud personalized gifts, such as monogramed bathrobes or insult-slinging siblings.
Uptown Artworks founder Lori Blum was so inspired by typography and vintage New York City subway signs that she started translating them into an unlikely medium: pillows. Under the name Uptown Artworks, she crafts more than 100 variations on these unique home accents, printing water-based inks onto eco-friendly natural linen and cotton. Blum also invites clients to use her nearly infinite color palette and to design their own pillows. Though perhaps known for these colorful, text-wrapped accessories, the studio also makes fashionable wall art and helps clients personalize wedding and housewarming gifts. The Port Washington store makes lucite serving trays and monogrammed totes.
Most popular offering: Decorative pillows and wallpaper
Good for Kids: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: We're open seven days a week, by appointment only.
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