Inspired and informed by her time spent in Rio de Janeiro, owner Carolyn Maloney takes care in selecting stylish jewelry, decorative home accessories, fun hooks and knobs, vibrant lighting fixtures and candle holders, and beautiful textiles that will elegantly samba through your home and bossa nova in your wardrobe. Give a room a warm glow with a vintage cowgirl candle ($18), or let your collarbones glow with a glam six-strand necklace ($24). For an addition to your home that will never forget to brush its teeth, pick up a shabby chic bird vanity mirror, made with special glass that adapts to whatever room it inhabits ($32).
Backed by a litany of guarantees, Aire Serv's climate techs install, repair, and tune up air-conditioning and heating systems. They replace broken units or units throwing temperature tantrums with Trane- and Carrier-brand equipment and execute mechanical and electrical maintenance on all varieties of brands. Keeping air conditioners and furnaces running smoothly increases energy efficiency and can lower utility bills. The crew further improves that efficiency, along with air quality, through duct-cleaning services. By installing clean filters or adding electronic air cleaners to the home, they greatly diminish the amount of dust, mold, and allergens swimming through the home's air. In step with green technology, techs also install geothermal heating and cooling systems as well as solar and wind systems.
The team at Black Rose Tattooers is on a roll. In 2012, they received their third consecutive Best Tattoo Parlor award from Tuscon Weekly. Over the years, the magazine has had a lot to say about the trio of shops, calling the artists “masters of their craft” and admiring how “skill is apparent in every design, whether the tattoo is a realistic portrait…or a custom sleeve”. Though the tattooers love to accept custom projects, the street-style shops also welcome passersby for impromptu ink sessions. In case clients are too excited about their fresh ink to pay attention to the staff's post-tattooing guidelines, the company's website has a page with tips for tattoo aftercare.
When not hunched over their buzzing tattoo tools, Black Rose’s team also performs face and body piercings, even surgically implanting tongs to improve grilling abilities. They take this work rather seriously as well—each year, the crew attends the Association of Professional Piercers Conference in Las Vegas. Two of the staffers even have their own jewelry line, Honeycomb Organics, a collection of one-of-a-kind wood, stone, silver, and copper baubles that ranges from traditional rings and necklaces to large-gauge body jewelry.
Quick Fix Appliance Repair, Cooling and Heating’s staff pools more than 50 years of industry experience. They visit residential homes and commercial buildings to repair and install appliances and cooling and heating systems. The technicians are knowledgeable about most brands of appliances and carry replacement parts for major lines, including Samsung, Kenmore, KitchenAid, and Bosch. They animate a keen attention to details during heating- and cooling-system diagnostics and tune-ups. These involve carefully checking for gas and air leaks, inspecting drain lines, and tightening electrical connections—which does not mean mediating disputes with online friends. The team can even perform same-day services when customers call needing emergency repairs. For regular appointments, the crews get back to callers as quickly as possible, usually within one business day.