Eco Educational Toys ignites imaginations and fosters environmental awareness with their 6-In-1 Solar Educational Toy kit. With the help of detailed instructions, fledgling engineers can cobble together six different gadgets sans glue from the kit’s 37 pieces. Construction sessions kick off with the assembly of a central solar motor that powers the toy without the hassles of replacing batteries or the danger of chopping logs for tiny wood-burning engines. Teach a newly minted robotic dog old tricks, or whip up one of two airplanes to keep their paper-made cousins from invading personal airspace. Other possible iterations of the toy include a graceful windmill, a water-loving powerboat, and a moon car well equipped to handle lunar roundabouts. Once builders have become adept at erecting one model, they can raze their creation and bring a new one to life.
Though Breeze Concierge's goal is singular—to make life easier for its clients—it manifests in multiple ways. The staff touches on the personal, professional, and recreational facets of life, thereby making all of them more manageable and freeing up time for the more important things, like spending time with the kids or composing calligraphic lists of what the more important things in life are.
There's the concierge service, which connects clients with personal assistants that attend to a variety of tasks; these can include paying bills, running errands, coordinating schedules, and cooking meals. They even plan a child's birthday party or organize a vacation itinerary that accounts for both the logistical—think plane and hotel arrangements—and the enjoyable, such as sightseeing. Housecleaning is another way the business make life easier for their clients. Licensed and insured cleaners tackle tasks in the home with environmentally friendly cleaning solutions. They scrub bathtubs and sinks, dust and vacuum, make beds, change linens, and do laundry. They also offer cleaning for offices, real estate companies, and other commercial accounts.
At Pot-Luck, it's true that patrons paint their own pottery—but that only skims the surface of what's really going on. Guests pick out and paint their own ceramic plates, mugs, and wizard figurines. The eclectic array of glazes, paints, and idea books complement their vast selection of ceramic pieces. When visitors are finished, the team fires their handiwork in the on-site kilns, transforming them from raw ceramic into pieces safe for a dishwasher, microwave, oven, or flaming cupboard.
Design your own glass dishes, silver jewelry, shirts, and pottery with this Groupon for $15 for a $35 voucher to Ceramics in the City. Those who maintain they learned everything they need to know in kindergarten will tell you that painting ceramics is an explosion of creative awakening on par only possibly with the popsicle stick–log cabin building and macaroni gluing that spur childhood imaginations to glowing realms of ecstatic craft-joy. There are plates, pots, vases, and more to paint at Ceramics in the City, but if you don't want to do the dishes, make your own sterling silver rings, necklaces, and earrings with silver clay, or design your own t-shirt. You can also do glass fusing, melting your own glass designs into dishes to create designer glassware. The roomy, comfortable studios are a great place to get friends together for a pottery or jewelry party, and the friendly staff will help you create wildly innovative plates and pendants that make one-of-a-kind, conspicuous gifts.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
Absolute Cleaning Services LLC understands how much pressure they take off their clients by simply cleaning their homes. But they try to ease the burden in other ways as well. The cleaners bring along their own cleaning products and equipment, saving customers from taking a trip to the store or distracting their neighbor by asking for a cup of sugar and then snatching their mop. Every employee has been background checked and must be approved by the client before starting work, for which they've been well trained, whether it's a regular cleaning service or more in-depth projects, such as cleaning out the garage, setting up for a party, or organizing the pantry.