Professional photographer Aaron Blumenshine has an eye for bold, daring images and a knack for drawing out beauty and personality in each of his subjects. Whether capturing band promos, weddings, or fashion models, his creative shoots showcase his imagination's vast potential. Saturated with rich, vibrant colors, many of his images exude the quality of a surreal illustration, captivating the eye with textural and surprising elements that often tell a story. In addition to his signature artistic photo style, he also snaps journalistic-style photos for weddings, capturing the bride and groom walking down the aisle, the couple’s first kiss, and the bridesmaid catching the bouquet in her mouth.
The proficient framers at Art Frame Studio employ high-quality framing materials and seldom-used techniques to efficiently preserve photographs and documents. Using rice paper and wet-paste mounting techniques, they evenly mount scrolls and other delicate objects. In addition to prints and photos, they encapsulate puzzles, needlepoint work, and keepsakes within sleek shadowbox frames. Employing museum-approved materials and conservation framing techniques, they mount historically significant documents on archival-quality matting to ensure a stable framing job, minimal exposure of the work to adhesives, and protection from studious insects.
Fragrance and essential oils lace the air at the Opal'z studio, where soapmakers, candle-craftsmen, and perfume-concoctors spill secrets. Steam billows and nostrils sing as guests fill soap and candle molds with colorful, custom-scented potions. After consultations help them home in on the perfect fragrance, customers alchemize scents and take home glass bottles of their one-of-a-kind scents. Single-session workshops, summer camps, and parties gather aspiring artisans, while a boutique of kits and mini-soaps keeps home studios stocked.
For more than 30 years, JP Digital Imaging has festooned office walls, and pizzazz-needing ceilings with vibrant prints and high-quality images from its Mountain View press. The Wall-EZ mural sticker is an easy-to-hang peel-and-stick self-adhesive, made up to 2'x4' in size, and designed to cling to any surface without leaving behind sticky residue or lingering outlines of frescoed cherubs. Choose from one of JP Digital’s 12 breath-siphoning stock images, such as a sepia-rendered vertical view of the Eiffel Tower or a nostalgia-inducing nighttime photograph of the Golden Gate Bridge to festoon a living space. Creative types may also submit their own high-resolution image to JP Digital’s website and let the professionals transform it into a dazzling decoration, sure to enliven even the dingiest dorm room, dullest lobby, or most stalactite-riddled man cave.
Eureka is a fitting name for Airship Venture's 246-foot-long zeppelin, an astounding aeronautical innovation. Longer than a Boeing 747, the gentle behemoth takes to the skies after filling its hull with nonflammable helium gas. The great ship is run by husband-and-wife team Brian and Alex Hall, who channeled their entrepreneurial spirit and love of aeronautics into the US's first and only zeppelin. The airship soars over San Francisco regularly on tours of the city and surrounding area, and can even do long-distance flights to Los Angeles, the Sonoma Valley, or Never Never Land. Intrigued passengers can also take the ground tour to see the zeppelin and its inner workings up close.