Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”
Kristy Meyer imbues a homespun feel to each portrait she snaps of couples, brides, and kids. Her love of the great outdoors floods each image with natural light, creating a subdued palette that still welcomes bold pops of color. Sombreros, cowboy hats, tractors, and cornfields permeate her portfolio with a chic, Western-style vintage theme. While couples wear '40s-style garb and clutch careworn suitcases, brides don cowboy boots as they frolic through sunny, open fields and hogtie their grooms. She has snapped plenty of quirky shots of kids as well, outfitted in nerdy glasses, princess costumes, and elegant pearls.
The design consultants at Henson's Lighting stock their showroom with fixtures that illuminate a home both inside and out. Cast warm glows into dim corners of the room with the help of a double-glassed wall sconce ($93.06), or grant modesty to three unclothed bulbs with a mini chandelier's ($90.99) amber glass shades. The decorative, boxy casing around an outdoor sconce ($110.92) also adds a touch of class to late-night games of Pin the Tail on the Garage.
The iDoctors’ helpful customer service staff and Apple-certified technicians repair injured iPods, iPads, iPhones, and Macs, and gussy up naked gadgets with a stock of device-enhancing accessories. Each member of the repair shop’s gadget-tenders goes through Apple’s rigorous training curriculum of diagnosing symptoms, properly opening and replacing equipment, and crafting emergency hard drives from recycled OS disks or disused childhood memories. The technicians’ skills go beyond diagnosing computing machines, and staff members root out computer problems on dead systems as well. Online customer service reps answer curious customers’ questions.
Helmed by Apple-certified techie Gabriel Chance, the team at Cellphone Solutions LLC can repair and personalize a variety of personal electronics. They’ll swiftly replace shattered iPad and iPhone screens, and at no charge, they’ll diagnose any problem with your machine, such as when it prompts you to find its father, Robert Macintosh. The technicians can also perform a variety of modifications for these products, including custom screens and light-up back plates.
Bedroom Sleep Shops strives to pair each back with an appropriate snoozing vessel. The sweeping selection of brand-name mattresses ranges from the firm, supportive Sealy Morning Fog (king set $1,699, queen $1,299, full $1,249) to the cloud-soft Bloomsbury Signature (king set $1,999, queen $1,399, full $1,349). Sleepers can rest easy on an Enchanted Plush from Coriscana (king set $1,299, queen $999, full $949), or repose in black-tie luxury with a Douglas House set from Stearns and Foster (king set $2,299, queen $1,799, full $1,749). The burly bedsetters also offer extensive delivery services, dropping off and installing new mattresses as well as respectfully removing retired ones to a farm upstate.