Housing Works provides advocacy, job training, healthcare and housing support for low-income and homeless people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Housing Works Thrift Shops and Buy the Bag help fund this effort by selling new and used donated goods. Shoppers can explore shelves upon shelves of donated items in search of a new designer shirt, a vintage necklace, or a set of hand-painted bowls.
Modani adds dramatic, modern flair to homes and offices with sleek, space-maximizing living room, dining room, office, and bedroom furnishings and accessories. With an emphasis on hidden storage, Modani's clean, luxurious designs draw the eye along graceful lines, making pads approachably impressive and understatedly welcoming. Give flowers a chic new hangout with the Double X metal vase ($110), or store blankets and other living-room necessities in the metallic, padded golden chest, which doubles as a safe room for Barbies ($140). Modani can also transform an abode with post-baroque flair with pillar-candle holders ($30–$35) or make a corner earn its keep with the Canelle side table ($150).
The technicians at Prestigious Blinds don't treat the sun like an enemy, despite the fact that it can fade upholstery and add unwanted heat to homes and offices. Instead, they use custom residential and commercial window treatments to "redefine the light" in each space, filtering sunbeams through opaque and sheer drapery, wooden blinds, or bamboo shades. During home visits, the techs lay out fabric samples and discuss customization options, such as printing a company logo, a child's favorite cartoon character, or a passive-aggressive note about a neighbor's lawn onto blinds.
The certified technicians at New Magic Carpet keep abodes sparkling inside and out with cleaning and refurbishing services ranging from window washing to grout restoration. Traveling to homes to perform carpet and upholstery cleanings, the IIRC-certified clean teams pre-treat high-traffic areas before cleansing fibers with truck-mounted equipment and 100% nontoxic solutions. The company also offers spring-cleaning services such as interior vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, and scrubbing sessions performed with oversize toothbrushes.
Macy’s Vision Express outfits eyes in alluring new specs inside five New York locations with on-site labs that can churn out single vision lenses in as fast as one hour and bifocal or progressive pairs within three to five days. Frames from D&G, Prada, Dior, and Fendi accent faces with on-trend designs wrought from wire and plastic with crowned crystal and enamel accents. Seasoned optometrists discern up-to-date prescriptions by scoping out eyes during routine exams, honing in on changes in vision and potential ocular-health problems.
In the list of distasteful things you absolutely must do to maintain status as a functional member of civilized society, cleaning the grout between the tiles in your bathroom is somewhere between purging your refrigerator of last month's produce and brushing the cat. Today's side deal takes care of at least one of these unpleasant tasks for you. For $79, Bullfrog Builders will replace, re-grout, and coat all the tile in one room. Wall cleanliness is the yardstick by which mothers measure how well they've raised you; make your mom proud with your sparklingly mature, mold-free walls.