Beckwith Pro-Clean’s Clean Trust–certified team descends upon homes, drawing upon state-of-the-art equipment and almost two decades in business. Floors relinquish dirt to specially blended elixirs and extraction apparatuses heated by a truck-mounted active volcano. When not beautifying floor coverings, the uniformed workers quickly get to work buffing auto and boat interiors, installing flooring, and performing daring acts of water-damage restoration.
For more than 20 years, Solomon’s Collection & Fine Rugs has sold, cleaned, and repaired decorative floor coverings from around the world. Its expansive showroom displays everything from 2’x4’ contemporary Tibetan rugs ($400) and 3’9”x6’6” Afghan area rugs ($890) to custom-made rugs designed with the client’s color, size, and horsepower preferences in mind to optimize each carpet’s flying performance. A 4’x4’ round Indian rug ($950) injects warmth into an achromatic living room, and a 5’8”x8’8” Chinese hand-tufted rug ($1,150) provides an interesting conversation piece for dinner parties and casual get-togethers. Solomon’s also sells runners, including the Turkish kilim flat-weave runner ($790), which can help curb potentially painful falls down the staircase or muffle the sound of ghost footsteps at night.
The creators of Paint Nite started their on-location art parties as a creative alternative to a night out with friends. Inspiring people to drink creatively at bars in more than 80 worldwide cities, their events have been touted by New York Magazine as the Best Friend Date and profiled by The Daily Beast. During each two-hour session, participants create a 16x20? reproduction of the night's chosen artwork while sipping a beer, mixed drink, or glass of wine purchased from the bar. Paint Nite provides all other materials, including paint, brushes, canvases, easels, and aprons. Local artists guide participants through each step of the painting process from mixing colors to brush stroke and encouraging creative expression in a supportive, positive atmosphere.