The tailors who handcraft BookATailor high-end menswear aren't merely professional clothiers?they're also models. Bringing along a variety of high-quality fabrics woven in Italy and England, these fashionable men and women travel to each client's place of work; clients can also specify which gender they prefer in their tailor. Once there, the tailor takes complete measurements and helps clients choose the right fabric for their suit, shirt, or jacket. Harnessing their specialized knowledge of upscale clothing and construction, they update their clients on the current styles as they take down a list of specifications?including button color and pocket type?to create fully customized clothing that accurately represents their client's style. They also stitch together tuxedos, overcoats, and footed pajamas to keep their clients looking sharp for all occasions and weather.
When PixelModa founders Gil and Jonathan began designing a small line of silicone wristwatches, they had no idea they would eventually be featured in big-name magazines such as O Magazine and Marie Claire. Since then, the company has grown rapidly and garnered a celebrity following for their classic timepieces, and along the way they’ve designed more than a dozen other collections of watches, rings, and, bracelets, which stay true to their minimalist design philosophy. OPS! Flat pieces exemplify this functional aesthetic, with adjustable straps, easily accessed time setters, and a light for telling time at night or when tunneling to the center of the Earth.
Haven Art provides a blend of personalized instruction and open studio time, helping students young and old hone their skills in everything from pottery and stained glass to painting and drawing. Inside its 5,000-square-foot warehouse, the company conducts business among a collection of other studios, and an open floor plan enables creativity to flow freely on waves of inspiration or imaginary lava. For extra doses of motivation, visitors can step inside Haven Art's onsite gallery, which houses handmade pottery and jewelry crafted by local artists.
The friendly staff of Postersigns.com supplies businesses and individuals with an array of printing options, each executed with a professional gloss. Customers can commemorate cocktail-napkin doodles on heavyweight matte paper ($5.50/sq. ft.), or professionally mount any masterpiece on half-inch wood ($8/sq. ft.) or transfer a work of art-to-canvas ($8/sq. ft.). Glossy vinyl banners ($5.50/sq. ft.) can help parents welcome home prodigal sons or announce evictions of middle-aged ones, and cherished photos can find immortality with either photo gloss or matte ($12.87 for 17” x 22” heavyweight white paper). Keepsake seekers can laminate any worthy achievements ($3–$5.50/sq. ft. for various lamination types), and businesses and charities can get the word out with custom car magnets ($13.20) and striking yard signs ($28 for 18” x 24”) that are easily customized to attract homebuyers. Enhance holiday gift-giving by enlisting Postersigns.com to print custom reams of wrapping paper ($5/sq. ft.) to enshroud personalized gifts, such as monogramed bathrobes or insult-slinging siblings.
Boasting the largest selection of wines and spirits on Long Island, Young's features fermented grape juice from more than 15 countries and several hard-to-find liquors, from brandies to vodkas. Its abundant supply of French and Italian wines allows vino enthusiasts to choose the pick of the litter from the countries that have protected their vineyards with Tesla coils and deflector shields since the 12th century. Detect the ripe raspberries in the graceful Bois Martin Bordeaux Rouge ($19.99). European dismissers can choose wines from Chile, South Africa, Australia, or the smooth Luna Benegas cabernet ($13.99), produced from 60-year-old vines in Argentina. Celebrate American independence from King Arthur and his ruthless red-coated horses by sipping on the spicy, vanilla-tinged 2003 chardonnay ($11.99) from Washington's Columbia Crest. Imbibers searching for a non-grapey liquid can inspect Young's stock of spirits, such as Bushmills Black Bush Irish whiskey ($36.99), a dark-chocolate and raisin-based spirit, far tastier than mixing raisins, Hershey's bars, and boiling water in a bathtub.