Mattress Mart's slumber experts stock their stores with locally made and major-brand sleep surfaces—such as Serta and Englander—in twin, full, queen, and king sizes. Customers can rest their backs on the firm billows of a Posture Cushion twin set or support larger-scale lumbar regions with a soft, flippable Crazy Quilt king-size set. Mattress Mart also curates the Pure Rest line, which boasts a stamp of approval from the Ohio State Chiropractic Association for its top-notch support second only to sleeping on a pile of loving aunts.
Owners Josh and Niki Quinn originally opened the bustling boutique in 2007 to introduce modish shoppers to their own fashion line, Maxine, Dear, which has been carried by Bergdorf Goodman, Fred Segal, and other stores around the world. They have since expanded to include a diverse and refreshing variety of modern designs for men and women. Ladies can adorn themselves with jewelry such as a vintage Ohio plate necklace ($36) or a more mathematically minded green abacus necklace ($26), while laddies can add a hipster-friendly classiness to formal outfits with men's accessories such as wheat penny cufflinks ($18) or a blue-enamel skinny tie clip ($18). Tigertree also features belt buckles from their own Maxine, Dear line at an in-store discount ($23). For a status symbol that can also help you pass the time on long bus rides, buy a book. Niki's favorite is Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle ($15), while a copy of The Art of Manliness ($16.99) will let women know what they've been doing wrong.
A stroll through Lombard Fine Furniture’s 10,000 square-foot showroom reveals a carefully woven tale, spun by the design team: a 39-room collection of stylized vignettes, replete with durable sofas and dining room sets and accented with select art and tabletop accessories. Since the 1940s, the family-based staff has handpicked traditional and contemporary pieces from brands such as Stickley and Hickory Chair for homes and high-end tree houses, always mindful of the customer’s return on investment and of the need for functionality. The furniture experts’ eyes for detail and passion for people bubble over into their interior design services, which they perform by drawing upon creative backgrounds ranging from gardening to art history. Staff members will extol, for example, the virtues of leather—its ability to outwit wear and tear while comforting the skin with unmatched pliability. This passion, combined with more than 100 collective years of design experience, allows them to create rooms that fit each client’s color preferences, household needs, and desire for an ottoman that doubles as a microwave.