Birthday Card Studios reinvents the typical paper greeting card by using colorful fabric to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions. For each card, customers choose their own fabric in patterns ranging from African zebras to peaceful seascapes, all of which add a creative edge to each sentiment the card expresses. Stalks of bamboo, for instance, may elicit feelings of peace and relaxation, while In Da’ Club cards buzz with the fun and energy of a dynamic personality. Senders can also include personalized messages along with the card.
Kids Bouncy Things quite literally brings the party with a full inventory of rentable party gear, including inflatables, water slides, chairs, and tables. To bring fetes to life, they also supply snow-cone, popcorn, and cotton-candy machines. With these supplies, hosts relax as their guests can spend all day bouncing, twirling, or applying for homeowner's insurance in an inflatable bounce house.
The Image Doctor restores faded, damaged, and otherwise disgruntled photographs and videos. Using a combination of handcraft, computer-imaging software, and an orbital sander, the team of skilled restorers is able to carefully update old photographs (prices vary, but typically begin around $95). The video team is also able to recover and transfer damaged video recordings from most formats, including VHS and flipbook, into DVD.
Habits is a tobacco retail shop with a large stock of electronic cigarettes and accessories. Take for example, the iTaste 134, which allows a smoker to enjoy the sensations and flavors of an analogue cigarette without having to carry around a lighter or ask passersby to borrow a campfire. Habits carries many different types of e-cigarettes and e-juices as well as a fragrant selection of both domestic and imported tobaccos, for those who prefer the real thing.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (most for under $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24x36 pieces are under $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
Ben's Brands for Less houses a selection of overstocked name-brand home furnishings and mattresses at discounted prices. Household relaxation units from Simmons, Lane, and Broyhill complement any style or space, from art-deco dining rooms to children's bedrooms to ornate home mission-control centers. Dads can stage rest-offs on a dual reclining sofa ($499+) or survey a den outfitted with an entertainment center ($149+) and Simmons leather rocker recliner ($349+). Restless hibernators can return to goodnightliness with Ben's compendium of Beautyrest and Southern Cross slumber chariots. Affix frames with a Southern Cross luxury firm mattress ($248–$548) or a Simmons Harley plush mattress ($398–$798) to soften dreamscapes.