Since his boyhood days in the darkroom, Video Kitchen's president, Carlile Crutcher, has had a passion for photography. This passion evolved into home movies during his tenure in high school, college, and the United States Navy, and eventually culminated in the creation of Video Kitchen in 1992. In two locations, including the brand new store in East Louisville, an artistically and technically skilled staff oversees the preservation of memories with data transfers for all sorts of media and formats. The staff specializes in tape-to-DVD transfers, including familiar formats such as VHS tapes, Hi8 and Digital8 8mm tapes, and MiniDV, as well as specialty formats such as 8mm and 16mm movie film.
Imbued with the gift of cinematic artistry, Video Kitchen's staff also produces video for occasions such as business meetings, recitals, and sporting events. Skillful sound engineers capture all the audio, and editors can splice different scenes together or superimpose a slam-dunking dog into every frame.
For more than 31 years, the friendly crew at Fish Window Cleaning has pampered windowpanes and pained windows throughout the Louisville area and beyond, which resulted in a 2009 Better Business Bureau Torch Award. On the day of service, uniformed professionals will spontaneously manifest to rid your residence's nooks and crannies of grime caused by dust, pollen, and other things that make bees sneeze. When sparkling the interior side of windows, the cleaners treat home furnishings and fixtures with respect. In addition to cleaning windows inside and out ($4 on average/pane of glass; $25 on average/window unit for colonial-style cut-ups), Fish's professionals are skilled at decluttering gutters ($1 per linear ft. on first story, $1.25 per linear ft. on second story) until they hum “Rubber Duckie” in a key of hygienic satisfaction.
One of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the United States, Stoneware has been dedicated to the tradition and careful craftsmanship of transforming clay into enduring, functional art for the home and kitchen since 1815.
On the Stoneware Art Factory tour, follow the steps of more than 20 skilled artisans who take the clay from raw form to completed piece. Pick from a wide selection of pottery pieces and use the same tools and glazes as Stoneware’s artisans, to decorate your own masterpiece. Once complete, your piece will be glazed and fired by Stoneware staff. After its time in the kiln, it’ll be ready for pick-up in about 7 to 10 business days. Allow 1 to 2 hours.
Located in Louisville, Kentucky the art factory in the Paristown Pointe neighborhood offers tours twice a day Monday through Friday and a paint your own pottery experience and retail store Monday through Saturday.
Kentuckiana Carpet Upholstery Cleaning's owner Jason Rigdon knows every one of his employees like the back of his perfectly clean hand. Each person on the crew is one of Mr. Rigdon's friends or relatives, though that's not the only reason they were hired. Each tech also has more than 15 years of experience cleaning carpets and battling stains. The team travels to homes and commercial spaces to spruce up carpets and upholstery using a truck-mounted hot-water-extraction system.
From specialty linens to statement-making pottery to fine paperie paper, Hubbuch & Co. Westport Village stocks hard-to-find gems. In addition to Cranium Glass from local artist Steve Heine and upscale paper products by Designs by Dawson, shoppers will also find the Mignon Faget collection of glassware, linens, and jewelry. Display blooms pilfered from your neighbor's garden inside a birch vase ($65), admire reflections in a convex sunburst mirror ($435), or finally motivate yourself to cook the casserole of your dreams with the square casserole dish ($95).