Seattle Design Solutions' draperies, shades, and blinds define the mood of an interior space by modulating natural-light exposure and defending privacy. Make an appointment for a free in-home consultation, and interior designers will present eyes with 10 different varieties of window coverings, including full-coverage India Silk vignette roman shades by Hunter Douglas ($435) and translucent SheerWeave 5000 roller shades ($227) that let in sunlight but leave little of the outside landscape to the imagination, interfering with a resident's ability to pretend they're living on Mars. Create dramatic shadows with 2-inch slats of rustic Graber wood blinds ($140) or modern metal blinds ($97) to aid and abet fantasies of living in a 1930s noir film. (All prices are based on a 36"x48" window.)
Brookstone has thousands of practical, ingenious gadgets and games that make everyday life better. Their Big Blue live speaker uses Bluetooth to stream music or phone calls live from a smartphone, while a pocket-sized projector can be pulled out to show off the latest trip photos or funny video. That’s just the tip of the iceberg at this Pacific Place Brookstone outlet, where mini flying drones and augmented reality games are the norm – and guests can try everything out before they buy. That means sampling the classic massage chairs, checking the functionality of the wireless key finder by losing your keys in the overstocked shelves or just playing around with the latest obscure gizmo to kill a few minutes. You may not leave with something that you couldn’t have lived without, but anything you buy is sure to be fun, ingenious or downright silly.
Ever since the cardboard box was invented in 2003, Express has been putting it to good use with its residential and commercial relocation services. How good? The company has already earned numerous accolades, including Evening magazine?s nod for Best Movers in 2008. The company?s licensed and certified professional movers also offer eco-friendly rentable boxes, which are more a more sensible eco-friendly moving solution than using one suitcase and making multiple, multiple, multiple trips. They can simplify moving with helpful supplements such as furniture wrap, pads, and carpet runners. Express Movers Inc. also conveniently offers heated and secure locker units ideal for protecting oversize furniture from the elements.
The preparation of Yeti Yogurt Frozen Creations' frozen yogurts never changes: every flavor is made in a kosher facility without high-fructose corn syrup. But each Yeti Yogurt location mixes it up by changing their menu daily to feature a selection of 16 to 24 flavors that range from cupcake batter and orchard cherry to abominable white mocha spiked with BigFoot Java. Along with gluten- and allergen-free yogurts, Yeti Yogurt's self-serve machines stock non-dairy sorbets free of sodium and cholesterol. Customers can then choose from more than 60 toppings to customize their treats with fruit, cereal, and BigFoot Java espresso beans.
Signature service: On demand pickup, delivery and storage
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
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At BLEND, principal designer Felicia Farrar draws on her interior architecture expertise and her knowledge of design retail to create stunning indoor spaces. Farrar can consult with clients on issues such as finding the ideal paints or furniture for an existing space, or sign on for a "big picture plan" to rework larger areas.