FastFrame first germinated in Europe before spreading to Japan, Brazil, Australia, and the United States. A trained local helms each of the 300 locations, and guarantees every design for 30 days and the craftsmanship for a lifetime. Artisans crown original works of art and prints with ornate mouldings. They also store historical artifacts and three-dimensional memorabilia in shadow boxes. FastFrame’s team has even been known to frame sports equipment, plasma-screen televisions, and childhood homes.
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.
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.
At Let's Paint Pottery, aspiring artists can drop in anytime to customize plain pieces of pottery. After selecting an unfinished ceramic piece from the studio's selection of serving ware and home decor items, they’ll use provided stamps, stencils, and idea books to map out their design and next tattoos. They then draw from a palette of more than 50 paints and glazes to coat their creation before handing it over to a staff member, who fires the work in the studio's kiln. The studio also offers two-hour canvas-painting sessions, wherein guests armed with acrylic paints learn brushstroke basics.