Using T-shirts, sweatshirts, and polos as a canvas, the artistic crew at Eclectic Designs creates works of wearable art with custom digital and embroidered clothing designs. Both the brick-and-mortar and online shops stock an arsenal of phrases, quips, and cute pictures to splay across comfy apparel for adults, children, and pets. Customers can print items with their own designs using a digital uploading tool to fashion personalized gifts such as newborn-baby blankets and robber-dissuading pillowcases plastered with pictures of Perry Mason. The designers also help market businesses and organizations by customizing promotional and giveaway items with no minimums per order.
Gallery owner Kirk Carlisle doesn’t just sell art—he protects it. In addition to showcasing his self-curated collection of century-spanning paintings that deck the walls of Carlisle Gallery, he also helps newer art battle the forces of time with artistic framing services. The gallery’s custom-framing specialist draws on more than 30 years of experience as he pairs diplomas, paintings, and finger-painted replicas of Bayeux Tapestry with complementary matting and outlines before securing them in their new glass-covered homes. Frames make aesthetic statements of their own, with edging chosen from more than 10,000 frame styles ranging from hand-carved Italian moldings to sleek metallic boundaries.
Steve Calvert, the sartorial expert behind the eponymous clothier, equips gentlemen with hand-tailored custom clothing and dapper duds from top designers, and he does it by calling upon 30 years of experience in the industry. An expansive showroom teems with casual and formalwear from Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers, and Columbia collections, and the colorful silk of hand-woven ties imported from Italy can accent newly assembled outfits. The shop's custom-fitting services can tailor garments to accommodate special needs and individual physical circumstances, such as having broad shoulders or a portly Siamese twin.
Sunset Tanz pays attention to the tiny details, swapping out tanning bulbs before they surpass 66% of their projected lifespan. The salon also offers special tanning-cocktail packages that combine the bronzing power of a UV bed with the all-over coverage of the salon’s automated Mystic Tan booth. And after sessions conclude, the shop encourages guests to browse a selection of Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and California Tan lotions that lock in darkness more efficiently than a ghost hunter armed with a cage full of lollipops.