Like most success stories, Leader's Casual Furniture didn't start at the top. Founded in a single west Florida show room in 1971, the company now boasts 19 retail show rooms, a 150,000-square-foot distribution center, and an ever-increasing selection of rattan, wicker, and patio furniture. Upon browsing the virtual show room, visitors find rattan dining sets, beds, and entertainment centers as well as wicker tables with stone or glass tops. Custom fabrics and tropical-themed pieces add personal flair to interiors or exteriors, and an online room plannerhelps customers get a feel for how chosen pieces will fit into their homes.
A man enters a framing shop with a colossal photo depicting tiers of gleaming automobiles. After a brief search through a multitude of framing samples, the man comes to a decision. He wants his frame covered in blinking LED lights. Accepting the challenge, Picture Framing Warehouse and Art Gallery’s owner, Karl Can, along with his brothers and son Ali, get to work on making the client's vision a reality. Since 1993, the warehouse's certified framers have fulfilled a variety of custom-framing orders, encasing items ranging from paintings to tubas to 7-foot-tall mirrors. Picture Framing Warehouse and Art Gallery's 6,000-square-foot facility stays loaded with frames made by brand-name companies including Larson-Juhl, Omega Moulding, and Engelsen, available in more than 2,000 colors. Since some orders can be completed the same day they're placed, customers can wait for their completed project while browsing the colorful paintings and artfully framed frames lining the walls of the warehouse's dedicated art gallery.
Within Art Connection's 45,000-square-foot factory, showroom, and production facility, patrons can sift through a vast collection of decorative prints and posters that include both classic and contemporary art. Enlist a 30"x24" print of Monet's Impression, Sunrise ($16.99) or Picasso's Violin and Guitar ($17.99) to teach dry wall about Impressionism, Cubism, and cultural elitism. A 35"x35" museum-quality print of Tuscan Summer ($60.99) can help to gussy up a drab cubicle, whereas a 22"x34" poster featuring The Office characters ($9.99) can bring workday doldrums into a painstakingly pleasant living room. Attract two-dimensional bees with a poster from Art Connection's extensive floral collection, then peruse the vast collection of frames for a portrait protector to keep it safe from roaming dust mites and ice-cream-wielding 4-year-olds.
Sunshine Sewing & Quilting Is Your One-Stop Quilt Shop in S. Florida. With 6,000 sq ft of retail space, we carry more than 12,000 bolts of fabric, including 1,000 batiks, tons of books, computer programs, kits, magazines, notions, patterns, quilt related gift items, and terrific classes.
From the pages of People magazine, the Today Show, and The Wall Street Journal, to the desks of celebrities such as Usher, Jewel, Jason Bateman, and Julie Bowen, to the mailboxes of citizens across the country, Paper Culture?s invitations and stationery transport crucial information in style. The products from this certified California Green business range from custom holiday invitations and greeting cards to baby announcements, wedding invitations, and thank you cards. To support sustainability, Paper Culture plants a tree for every order they receive.
In a slew of sumptuous scents, the candles at Lemon Grass bestow aromatic ambience upon hands and homes. Each bar boasts actual bits of whatever comprises its essence, such as the dried rose-infused floral Moonlight Kiss or the grain-topped honey oatmeal scrub. Young phalanges may no longer resist bath time when botanical vegan olive-oil soaps enliven laving ($6/3.5 oz. slice), and industrious hygienists may opt for a loofah soaplogg, an all-in-one sweet-smelling slab housing an exfoliating body sponge inside the bar ($6.50). Dimly lit domiciles in search of effulgence may prefer Lemon Grass's candle collection. Like their sink-dwelling counterparts, each torch touts three-dimensional tokens representative of its personal perfume, as in the 4"x3" round fresh-cut grass, a waxy ecosystem sheltering its own lawn of emerald blades and clump-chewing mole colony ($22). The shop also sells a supporting cast of statuesque taper stands, such as the regal 5-inch round Cordova Rust, which is swirled with leaf details ($16.50).