Just Shades clothes bashful light bulbs in ready-to-wear or custom lampshade garments. Hard-back shades come with fabric or paper exteriors that are laminated or tacked onto a card backing and that can fit in with the sleek, modern décor of a prefab home or a space station built by dolphins. Choose from a smorgasbord of hard-back options, including square shades with eggshell-colored crystal-pleat frocks that accent their curvaceous silhouettes (3.5'x5'x5', $36), and cowhide empire shades (4'x8'x6.5', $34). Or opt for a traditional soft-sided shade, such as a silk-string empire shade with a burgundy hue to match the wine served at monthly Fisher-Price Fan Club meetings (3'x6'x5', $36).
Paint Box Nolita specializes in museum-quality framing for all kinds of artworks, from family portraits to that old Da Vinci gathering dust in the attic. In fact, the frames are oftentimes beautiful enough to be considered artworks in their own right. Paint Box is even home to its own gallery of art, featuring the likes of Ed Heck, Matt Horner, and Linda Calvert Jacobson.
20x200 is an online gallery, connecting shoppers to an eclectic selection of limited-edition artwork from emerging and established virtuosos. Though the collection is in constant flux, its artist alumni list includes celebrated photographer William Wegman, vibrant painter Carrie Marill, and art-pop cognoscente David Byrne. All prints—available in numerous sizes and with or without frames—arrive packaged with signed certificates of authenticity, artist bios, care instructions, and the power to stop home-burglars in their tracks.