A 7,100-square-foot sculpture garden is only the tip of the iceberg at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. In fact, the garden is also the tip of the museum—it’s on the facility’s roof. Designed by Cesar Pelli, the sprawling building encompasses an eclectic array of modern works, including a 5,000-item permanent collection that incorporates pieces ranging from Frida Kahlo’s works to John Coplans’ black-and-white self portrait, which shows only his feet.
A rotating lineup of temporary exhibits complements the permanent core, and a regular event schedule features films, talks, and performance by masters of their craft. Visitors can browse art books and craft jewelry in the museum store, where all purchases support artists and designers more simply than training to become a muse.
At Catalyst, multi-triathlon veterans and those who are formulating a workout regimen for the first time can equip themselves with stylish-yet-durable shoes, apparel, and accessories. A carefully selected inventory of popular brands, such as The North Face, Adidas, New Balance, Timex, and Pearl Izumi, outfit men and women looking to pump up their athletic performance or personal appearance. A Barefoot Hybrid Eco mat helps yogis practice poses in comfort ($30), and an Alo Yoga Refresh tank top ($36) wicks sweat off each stretcher’s skin as quickly as a dog licking up spilled hot-dog juice. An avid outdoorsman can stave off the shivers on a cool night with a lightweight Mountain Hardware Onata jacket ($100), and joggers can pound the pavement in fashionable Saucony Progrid Ride running shoes ($95) while sporting a Sweaty Bands headband ($15), which will allow them to focus straight ahead rather than on a pursuing hive of bees.
For more than 35 years, The Pipefitter has made it easy to keep cheeseheads under constant surveillance with Wisconsin-centric apparel and gear, as well as novelty items of all funnybone-tickling settings. The Cheesehead baseball cap ($12.95) and Cheesehead can cozy ($12.00) ensconce both your idea-generator and your bad-idea generator in a block of yellow dairy curd. Lactose-intolerant sports fans can fly more local colors with a classic Bucky Red shirt ($12.95), or eschew team loyalties entirely for a more populist sentiment ($12.95). The Pipefitter also proudly carries the wares of Madison's most famous publication, The Onion. The optimistic I Wish I Were Dead mug ($7.95) and shindig-appropriate I Enjoy Drinking Beer pint glass ($8.95) enable you to speak your mind, even when your mouth is full of liquids.
Your Gold Sold buys precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum direct from the public. The business directly supports the Howard Academy for the Metal Arts, to which it is affiliated. We pay some of the highest prices for metals in the US, and pride ourselves on our fair and scrupulous business practices.
The key to Zazzle.com?s success isn?t a 3,000-strong stock of T-shirts, phone cases, and accessories?it?s the fact that customers can express themselves on products before they're printed and shipped, generally within 24 hours. The website?s user-friendly design interface allows customers to affix their favorite pictures to messenger bags, scrawl personalized messages on coffee mugs, or insert their favorite movie character into family portraits. Zazzle.com also showcases designs from creative customers around the globe and big names such as Disney, Marvel, and The Who. Each product is made to order and bears a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The varied stock at Urban Laundry, named one of Milwaukee’s Best Women’s Boutiques by CityVoter, bedecks women in contemporary duds from renowned designers. The boutique sets up shop in a restored 19th-century building with exposed Cream City brick and wood-beamed ceilings, from which vintage chandeliers and artwork beam down on a collection of Lola and Sophie blouses and dresses, Free People graphic tops, and denim from 7 For All Mankind. A variety of jewelry and belts accents ensembles, and a selection of vegan handbags basks in cruelty-free materials, daydreaming of bottle feeding baby giraffes.