The professional framers at Signed & Numbered handcraft each individual frame from raw wood to create an expansive selection of premade frames as well as myriad options for custom-designed frames. The custom-designed variety ($7–$18/linear sq. ft.) allows customers to enclose masterpieces in parameters meeting their own specifications, whether sized to fit oversize wall tapestries or shaped to resemble the DNA double helix. After meticulously sculpting portrait houses, a seasoned specialist coats wooden surfaces in a color of the client's choosing and in an eco-friendly water-based finish.
ITS Insulation's knowledgeable technicians help homeowners guard against wintry drafts and high energy bills with quick, expert installation of leak-sealing attic insulation. Armed with blow-in insulators and a detailed knowledge of rebates and refunds offered by local utility companies, insulation specialists inspect attics and walls, often insulating qualifying homes at little or no cost.
Minky Couture swaddles patrons in warm, velvety blankets hand-stitched from a plush combination of minky fabric and satin. Compile a custom coverlet from more than 12 solid and 48 patterned minky fabrics in prints ranging from green argyle to detailed grocery lists, each securely fastened with one of 27 silky border ruffles. A 30"x36" minky infant blanket ($40) turns a slumbering babe into an adorable burrito, and 13"x18" one- ($20) or two-fabric ($22) pillows cozily cradle necks. A 36"x50" minky travel blanket ($60) keeps torsos toasty on chilly airplane rides or in front of open hotel refrigerators. For additional charges, each machine-washable minky blanket can also be personalized with an embroidered name, message, or presidential biography.
For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
At Frosty Darling, the displayed art and giftature is part throwback, part homage to modernity, and part pop culture; the New York Times calls it "whimsical." Artful items include handmade barrettes ($4–$6) and felt brooches ($6), as well as a variety of pins ($1), bookmarks ($1.50), soaps ($5–$8), coin purses ($4), and distinctly scented erasers ($3). Gentry and her fellow area artists produce brilliant letterpress cards ($4) and postcards ($1), both of which pair nicely with Frosty Darling's well-stocked shelves of old-timey candy, such as Atomic Fireballs, candy cigarettes, and Fruit Stripe gum ($0.15–$1.50). The store is open Tuesday–Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Ken Sanders Rare Books, whose eponymous owner has been featured on Antiques Roadshow and ABC 4 News, ably feeds text consumers with various new, used, and rare volumes ($1.50+). More than 100,000 spinebounds span the 4,000-square-foot shop, which highlights subjects such as art, photography, Native American literature, and children's titles, while many collectible sets and books come bound in leather to trap their two-dollar prepositions and rare seventh-person omniscient narrators. Ken also hones in on pieces that cover Utah and the Mormons, Native Americana, the literary West, and modern first editions. Bookworms can further burrow through the wide variety of modern and classic authors, including Dave Eggers, David Foster Wallace, J.D. Salinger, E.L. Doctorow, and more.