Bath Junkie’s Little Rock branch welcomes crafty visitors who aim to create their own customized bath products without welding together bathtubs or sewing shower curtains into tuxedo capes. Amid a vibrant and colorful atmosphere, the helpful staff assists customers in selecting nontinted and unscented products such as salt scrubs, bath crystals, lotions, body washes, shampoos, conditioners, oils, perfumes, and magical elf ointments that instill tree-talking abilities. After selecting the perfect product, about 200 scents await your approval. A final tint application transforms skin-soothing concoctions into aesthetically striking bathroom accessories. Surprise your mom with a hydrating body mist ($18.50, 4 oz.) that matches her bedroom décor or pick up any lotion product ($10.25+). Add pizzazz to bath time with fragrant bath crystals ($25, 32 oz.) and an exfoliating salt scrub ($35.50, 16 oz.). The fun, hands-on process provides all the child-like excitement of spontaneous soda-fountain chemistry while avoiding sugar-induced headaches and upset stomachs. Every product is suitable for sensitive skin and almost all are paraben- and SLS-free.
A locally owned and operated business, Cantrell boasts a wide selection of high-quality wood, leather, and upholstered furniture from lines such as Jessica Charles and Sam Moore. Stately bedroom sets by Largo provide elegant concert halls for dream symphonies, and Hammary dining room sets with high-backed chairs add dramatic style to any supervillain dinner party. Cantrell's trained consultants are always nearby to help you wrangle a candidate from the store's majestic herd of roaming sofas, and its upholstery experts can create custom options in case Cantrell doesn't carry an exact replica of Captain Kirk's command chair. You can also give your home a sexy foreign accent with an assortment of home decoration pieces such as candelabras, tabletop statues, vases, an elaborately patterned red pillow ($99), and shaggy area rugs ($59).
The celluloid specialists at ScanDigital turn grainy 3"x5" photos and dented VHS tapes into dependable digital files that fill the future with the pleasant retrospections and introspections of a warm and wonderful past. With $100 worth of services, you can digitize roughly 200 photos, 175 negatives, 150 slides, six 3" 8mm film reels, or five videocassettes; mix any of the memory mediums of ScanDigital services (click here to see all the formats). The digitization process includes photo color correction and cleaning and prepping film to ensure the highest possible transfer quality. Go online and fill out a form that generates a shipping label, then mail the materials. After about three to four weeks, you get back the original copies along with their new, high-quality clones on DVD.
The innovative design team at Closet Factory collaborates with customers' personal spaces and needs to sculpt artful storage solutions for closets, garages, pantries, and offices. During each complementary in-home consultation, designers spend 60–90 minutes exploring wardrobe-dominated spaces with homeowners while offering suggestions, noting individual concerns, and avoiding the gaze of territorial sweaters. After designers and customers decide on an ideal solution, Closet Factory's craftsmen cut and assemble each custom piece in a local workshop to ensure a clean and efficient installation process. As with all custom work, the cost of each storage solution will vary depending on materials, labor, and preference for monogrammed closet doors.
More than 200 of The Painted Pig's bone-white, clay-skinned bisque items await the adoring strokes and huggable hues of a hungry, loving artist-owner. Choose your pottery piece from a variety of items, such as mugs, bowls, plates, drawer pulls, and banks (ranging from $1.50 to $100 each, with an average value of about $20). The price includes the piece itself, paint, glazing, and firing. After picking paint colors, you're free to head to The Painted Pig's Idea Center, which supplies an array of books, stamps, sponges, and stencils, or tap the expertise of the studio's friendly staff to stir creative capital from cranial couches. Upon completion of the finishing dabs and drizzlings, you'll hand your claysterpiece to the caring hands of The Painted Pig's glazing and firing squad. The glazing and firing process takes 7–10 days.
Kitchen Co.'s eclectic two-hour cooking classes instill students with the unparalleled power of pabulum preparation. Seize control over a smattering of ocean eats with Chef Karol Zoeller's July 21 seafood class ($39.95), teaching eager epicures to prepare gulf shrimp and crab, stuffed avocado, gazpacho, and breadsticks, or join her on July 28 for the Cajun-inspired eats of skillet jambalaya ($39.95), with watermelon-tomato salad and bread pudding rounding out the culinary curriculum. Elsewhere, Chef Jason Knapp schools snackers in authentic south-of-the-border treats with Taco Heaven ($39.95) on July 22, allowing palate-driven pupils the chance to break free of expensive Gordita Supreme and Choco Taco addictions. Past and potentially future cooking classes have included homemade pizza, grilling, French cuisine, and sushi.