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Porcelanosa’s journey from mom-and-pop design firm to world leader in kitchen and bathware began in 1970 on the Mediterranean coast of Castellon, Spain. Today, the company’s founding family oversees more than 400 showrooms in 70 different countries, exporting the latest in European home design to the rest of the world. Its minimalist, modern designs play on clean lines and muted colors, incorporating elegant accents such natural stone bathtubs or rectified porcelain tile, which mimics the Carrara marble used to build the Pantheon, sculpt Michelangelo's David, and construct the world's first paperweight. Its engineered hardwood flooring draws eyes to smooth planks of white oak in a spectrum of stains, vying for attention against tiled mosaics made of stone, ceramic, or brick.
In addition to turning kitchens and bathrooms into walk-in works of art, Porcelanosa adheres to its founding principles of care for the environment and reducing ecological impact throughout its production chain, using water recycling and gas-burning technologies at its plants to reduce its carbon footprint.
For more than three decades, ABC Tree Farms have provided the Bay Area with seasonal fun October through December. Summer inspires the first round of recreation in the form of Summer Fun Zones packed with inflatable bounce houses masquerading as castles and slides and fresh harvests of local cherries, peaches, melons, and other fruits. During October, they run 20 pumpkin-themed locations, some of which also feature inflatable bounce houses and other attractions. Once Thanksgiving passes, groves of Christmas trees spring up, having made their way south from Oregon and Washington. There they will stand until Christmas Eve, hoping to decorate homes or become the model that inspires a revamped line of evergreen air fresheners.
Recently profiled by The Atlantic for its members' innovative inventions, TechShop’s supportive community of inventors, artists, technicians, and alchemists share their excitement about the next big idea in an environment limited only by their collective imagination. The 17,000-square-foot smorgasbord of inventive creativity beckons people of all skill levels to its DIY confines, where members can wield tools not found in most private workshops, slicing through steel with a plasma cutter or accessing 3-D design software to finally realize the goal of crawling inside the Internet. Hands-on classes jump-start creative juices, introducing students to vocational skills including welding, soldering, and woodworking. Neophyte inventors aged 12–17 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to ensure they don't break physics.
With a three-time Kazakhstani national fencing champion, a professional member of the USFA, and a three-weapon Moniteur d'Escrime recipient on the coaching staff, The Fencing Center immerses students in an environment of highly decorated international fencing achievement. The parrying nonprofit was founded in 1981, at which point it began churning out champions at all levels from local to international. Before entertaining dreams of gold medals or swashbuckling chandelier swings, newcomers to the piste must start out with introductory and beginning classes. With commitment and hard work, they’ll then graduate to advanced fencing or competitive training programs in epée, foil, or saber.
A certified Bay Area Green Business and a peddler of greenery, Fuji Garden Center raises a wide variety of rare plants, exotic trees, and flowering delights in its expansive nursery. Floras running the gamut of Santa Barbara daisies ($6.50/1 gal. pot) to ornate Crimson Queen trees ($38.50) convert sunlight into energy and dirt patches into alluring gnome traps. Planting compost ($25/yd.) sets out a buffet table for hungry plants, inviting Tuscan Blue rosemary ($18/5 gal. pot) and lotus flowers ($6.75/1 gal. pot) to the feast. Garden keepers can also treat foliage to premium potting soil ($45/yd.), nutrient-packed to fuel any plant's extreme-sport-centered lifestyle.
Cresco Equipment Rentals delivers comprehensive equipment solutions and unprecedented premier service. Contractor to homeowner, large construction project, remodel, facility services, movie production or major event, we’ve got you covered.
With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up a Stanley six-piece screwdriver set for $6.99, a VPT rip hammer for $8.49, and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Illuminate the newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($21.48), the better to see by as you make use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. Get keys made for $1.99 a pop, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine ($30 a day to rent).
Santa Cruz Hydroponics & Organics is a fully stocked indoor/outdoor retail gardening store, with a huge inventory and the friendliest, most knowledgeable staff in California.
With hundreds of exciting exhibits and two seminar stages, the 31st-annual South Bay Home & Garden Show displays the latest trends in home design and pairs homeowners with top remodeling experts. Use your ticket ($10 at the door, $7 online; $8 for seniors at the door, $5 for seniors online) to browse the exhibitors' newest products and home solutions, with displays on decorating, home accents, interior design, and remodeling offering ideas for bedrooms, kitchens, and Batcaves. Guests for this year's event include Ahmed Hassan, the landscaping mastermind of DIY Network's Yard Crashers and Turf War, who'll give tips on how to spruce up the backyard. The Wine Guy Unplugged host Anthony Gilardi will also make appearances on Saturday and Sunday to film segments for his show while leading visitors in an exquisite wine tasting.
Since 1976, the environmentally conscious staff at The Futon Shop has stocked futons, furniture, and frames built from chemical-free cotton, natural latex, and hybrid soy foam, among other virtuous ingredients. Cushy mattresses, vibrantly shaded futon covers, and platform beds preserve the earth’s bounty as effectively as they accommodate human bodies and under-the-bed monsters. Homeowners can also illuminate domiciles with eco-friendly Eangee lamps, which have a carbon footprint of nearly zero and are manufactured by workers who earn a living wage. Even little ones can enjoy the environmentalist furnishings by napping on an organic crib mattress nestled in a bunny white baby crib.
Most Popular Service: Rodent Abatement Program.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Dupont, Bayer, Whitmire, Eco Pco
Pro Tip: Keep infestation areas clean and free of clutter.
Bliss Leaf's design consultants work with furniture manufacturers to recreate pieces from the drawing boards of the best contemporary designers. They've pulled together an ultra-modern collection of furniture inspired by the pragmatism of Zen Buddhism and the clean lines of contemporary architecture.
During complimentary consultations, the design consultants share their savvy to revamp homes and reimagine blanket forts to express each homeowner's style. They draw from an assortment of furnishings, artwork, and accessories in design traditions such as Swedish style, Italian contemporary, and loft.
Miles on the treadmill, dozens of laps in the pool, and thousands of rotations on the stationary bike. And yet without fail the needle on the scale hovers at the same numbers. Dr. Rita Thakur helps evict pounds from her patients using three tiers of weight-loss programs built upon the foundations of an active lifestyle and good nutrition. As part of these programs or offered a la carte, Dr. Thakur also dispenses vitamin B12 injections, FDA-approved appetite suppressants, and behavioral therapy to help patients overcome overeating or act more like Dame Maggie Smith.
Drawing upon years of culinary scholarship and experience, Simpleicious's chefs, Melodie Hack and Dayna Pawlowski, sculpt their signature gourmet oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookies from scratch. The pastrysmiths line ovens with mouthwatering morsels by the dozen, then lightly dust them with sea salt. Completed cookies taste simultaneously salty and sweet, while their chewy interiors and crisp exteriors make them ideal as quick snacks or as bookmarks for hard-to-finish novels.
Freedom Pool’s Service Magic–approved team brings a decade’s worth of experience and a family-business friendliness to every pool-related maintenance, repair, and installation job its members handle. Their one-time or weekly maintenance packages involve filter cleanings and a rebalancing of the chemicals in the pool. They can take care of a variety of parts and equipment, from patching simple leaks to replacing broken pumps to
inflating pool floats styled like R2D2. Their installation services help to cut down on pool-related expenses by reducing chlorine with a salt system or lowering energy consumption with a variable-speed pump.