With a showroom full of materials and an impressive body of work that hangs in buildings such as the Trump Tower, Creative Edge helps clients turn bare walls into conversation pieces. Each Creative Edge consultant brings at least 10 years of professional experience to projects, ensuring that every frame perfectly complements its portrait, landscape, or recursive picture of picture frames. These experts also handle 3-D projects, creating shadowbox showpieces for items such as plates, sports memorabilia, medals, and dried flowers. Before settling on a design, clients can peruse the showroom to get creative juices flowing. The showroom offers samples of more than 3,000 different mouldings made from materials that range from classic solid woods to reclaimed roofing supplies, and the gallery features fine-art lithographs, giclées, and original multimedia pieces.
The closet connoisseurs at Perfection Closets help keep bedrooms, garages, home offices, and pantries well-ordered via an array of organizational materials and accessories. A free in-home consultation provides clients with a 3-D rendering of proposed closet designs and an estimate that includes the potential costs of design, materials, fabrication, delivery, and installation. Clients can store garments on shelving units 14 inches deep in a 6-foot-wide reach-in closet ($500) or hang their collection of Scooby-Doo costumes in a standard 6'x7' walk-in closet with 11.75-inch-deep hanging units and 14-inch deep shelves ($1,200). Feel free to stop by Perfection Closets' Niles showroom and peruse the vast display of organizational choices and materials, including eco-friendly melamine in a variety of colors to complement rooms and pledge allegiance to your favorite Power Ranger.
Under the moniker of David Anthony Art, multifaceted photographer David Geary captures everything from sizzling boudoir portraits designed to express love to personal headshots inside his private studio or on location. Before each appointment, David and his clients meet for a brief consultation to discuss wardrobe changes, stylistic desires, and the most dignified ways to say "cheese." After retouching images from the completed session, David then uploads them to a secure online gallery, where subjects can select their favorite shots to be immortalized in high-resolution prints.
A few years ago, Katie Ann would have been best described as a camera owner. But by poring over instructional books and taking her DSLR out for frequent practice, the teacher-by-day developed her pastime into an entrepreneurial endeavor, Photos by Katie Ann. Though she has evolved to professional-grade photography, Katie Ann still holds on to her day job, so the cost of a business, portrait, or special-event photo shoot is affordable, covering only her time, equipment, and travel costs.
The physical-to-digital technicians of Pixcel understand that old media can slowly deteriorate from age, improper handling, or the focused fury of Leonard Maltin’s trained moths. Through their transfer services, the staffers can skillfully turn photographs and slides, VHS and camcorder tapes, and film into everlasting digital files, able to be stored on hard drives or burned onto physical discs. They can also upgrade the quality of images, increasing clarity and producing brighter colors through frame-by-frame scanning, film restoration, and color correction.