Ron Eisenberg opened a shop that sold functional housewares in one section and greeting cards in another. He named the new business "Great News!" as a way to remind customers that the shop was constantly full of new items.
During the 1990s, Eisenberg began transitioning their business into strictly cookware. In fact, Ron turned the old greeting-cards section into a fully functioning cooking school. Today, that school boasts a fully outfitted kitchen where instructors and celebrity chefs share their wisdom during a wide range of classes. Nearby, the 5,200-square-foot retail space equips students of the craft with all the tools, gadgets, and cutlery they need, as well as advice from a knowledgeable staff.
Walls lined with elegant, vintage pieces reflect the quaint, upscale surroundings of Bella Vista Home & Garden, which equips novice and seasoned decorators with an array of fine furnishings ready-made to complement any home's oversized ego. Illuminate nightstands or fallout shelters with any of more than 50 lamps, such as the 27-inch twisted table lamp ($85), anchored by iceberry braids. Or keep fires creatively contained with an antique brown iron fireplace screen ($92). Alfresco statues ($45) and other angelic garden accessories garner the envy of neighbors and inspire burglars to become horticulturalists. Meanwhile, custom-made pillows ($79) can add elegance to dreams and oil paintings ($69) can increase walls' self-worth. Those seeking interior magic without sawing their couch in half can enlist the wizardry of Bella Vista Home & Garden's free, in-home design consultations.
Mixture is a modern and contemporary home furnishings & accessories store that blends playful accent pieces with high-style design elements. Located in a 1940's 2-story, brick warehouse in San Diego's Little Italy, Mixture offers 8,500 sq.ft of modern home furnishings, original art, gifts, cards, candles, books, jewelry...
With retail locations in more than 50 countries around the world, BoConcept crafts unique and modern Danish furnishings that can be customized to suit one's home. BoConcept's stylish staff embraces a holistic-design approach and offers interior-design services to pair customers with ideal accent pieces of modular floor-art. Host games of Connect Four around a walnut-and-chrome coffee table ($449) or accessorize offices with a pearly white-lacquer table desk ($579). Through its modular design structure, many design elements can be customized to tailor the color, height, handles, and shelving to the client’s preferences. Peruse BoConcept’s menagerie of modular offerings and stock up on sleek and slender floor lamps or other reading prerequisites like armchairs, bookcases, and espresso cups that can fuel hours of late-night studying or mornings spent copying the encyclopedia word for word.
The Art of Framing's skilled craftspeople protect and prolong the life of treasured paintings, photographs, and three-dimensional artifacts by encasing them behind thousands of frame designs. Outside of their standard framing services, technicians also stretch mats and fabrics; heat-mount delicate documents; and mend scratched, chipped, and shrink-rayed framework. More than merely preserving personal collections of photos and posters, The Art of Framing promotes the area's thriving art community, hosting a show once a year as well as selling local artists' work in the gift shop.