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.
Authentic Pine Floors offers a host of unique and eye-teasing heartwood flooring options. Valued for its strength and not its operatic singing voice, heartwood is fashioned from the dead or dormant center of a tree, giving it a higher density and durability. Authentic Pine Floors also operates their own manufacturing facility, where they recycle beams from old distilleries and warehouses into antique heart-pine flooring. Remodel kitchens with 5 1/8-inch or 7-inch-wide slats of reclaimed heart pine ($8.33/sq. ft.), or 6-inch clear-yellow pine ($2.05+/sq. ft.), or beautify foot highways with wide-plank oak. Homeowners can also bedeck dining rooms with a sampling of finished flooring, or opt for Authentic Pine's hand-distressed prefinished woods, which are enriched with a rubdown of oil that gives floors an aged look usually reserved for sepia-toned home movies.
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.
South Atlanta Granite safeguards stone surfaces with SenGuard sealant applications. Though most granite surfaces are sealed before being fabricated and installed, they still require periodic upkeep and resealing. SenGuard penetrates porous stone surfaces to form a chemical bond, changing the surface tension of the stone and forming a metaphysical connection with nearby sidewalks. By creating a chemical partition, SenGuard helps countertops resist liquids, ensuring long-lasting stain protection against oils, dark vinegars, and juices. Sealant applications typically take 15 minutes and dry instantly, leaving countertops protected and ready for an onslaught of water balloons filled with pomegranate juice or red-wine vinegar.
When recession forced their pizzeria to close in 2008, Mrinali Goswami and her husband, Bala Dommeti, raised some funds by selling the plants they recreationally grew in their backyard on Craigslist. With an unexpected surge in popularity, the duo soon found themselves on the radar of zoning officials, who informed them they couldn’t legally sell plants in a residential area. Fortunately, they were able to use the sales they already made online to purchase a three acre nursery and, according to the Rockdale Citizen, house more than 5,000 plants. What was once a part-time gardening hobby now blossomed into a full-time gig.
Pixies Gardens cultivates all sorts of plants, from pear trees and dogwoods to corkscrew willows and more than 10 varieties of hydrangeas, and Mrinali grows many of the fruit trees and ornamental shrubs herself. Because they don't use a greenhouse, their hardy plants undergo few, if any, transplanting shocks when they leave the nursery.