T2 Design turns invention ideas into consumer products. T2 Design was featured on ABC's hit TV show "American Inventor" and has an "A" rating from the Better Business Bureau. Services include patent searching, product design, prototype construction, engineering for production, manufacturing sourcing and liaison.
Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze, fire, and de-genie it for them, and they may retrieve the finished piece after a few days.
With customizable tops and bottoms to each photo template, the client’s choice of backdrop, and personalized props, chalkboards, and signs, LA Photobooth Rentals’ six booths can take on any event's theme. The LED-powered booth can be set to match the colors of an event, change colors with the beat of the music, or camouflage into the wall when nonphotogenic partygoers pass by. Inside, a touchscreen system lets guests select their preferred color scheme—sepia, black and white, or color—before striking a pose as the high-resolution digital cameras snap four hopefully memorable images. The booth's external monitor plays a slideshow of all the event's pictures, and in between setting up and breaking down the booth, a professional attendant stands by all night to assist guests with package perks and add-ons, such as social-network tagging or assembling a guestbook.
Plaza Dry Cleaners's staff smartens up garments with dry-cleaning, laundering, and tailoring services. With same-day and 48-hour turnarounds, they evict germs and debris from an array of items, including comforters, rugs, formalwear, and blankets. Like learning to levitate, the facility's hanger-recycling program helps to limit eco-footprints.
Healthy Spot's knowledgeable staff stocks its award-winning, eco-friendly shelves with quality pet food and toys to complement a bevy of holistic services for four-legged friends. Treats that include Plato salmon strips ($13) reward pooches for good behavior, such as remembering to put the toilet seat down. Donning a super-soft zebra hoodie ($45), pups can catch up on the latest gossip with other canines at doggy daycare ($10/hour; $30/half day; $45/full day). Owners can further indulge their furry companions by treating them to a relaxing signature spa treatment ($35+), which includes a shampoo, blowout, massage, and permission to complain about squirrels.
FrameStore's craftsmen have created more than 250,000 custom frames in the store’s 35-year tenure, designing pieces that now adorn the walls of prestigious institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Walt Disney Company. Professional designers guide FrameStore’s clients through the 2,200 moulding options that can accent paintings and treasured items while adding style and elegance to rooms. The store’s craftsmen then fashion pieces to patron specifications, outfitting frames with classic or museum-quality glass that blocks UV rays from bleaching out images or censoring pictures of the moon. Every piece goes through a 16-point inspection before it is given to patrons, and the team averages a seven-day turnaround on all of its projects.