Outdoor Davis outfits outdoorsmen and -women in rugged apparel from brands such as Vibram, Patagonia, and prAna. Slip on a pair of glove-like Vibram Five Fingers ($85–$125) to let your feet move more naturally and freely, improving balance and posture, strengthening muscles in the lower feet, and enabling you to pick up pens off the floor without bending over. Alternatively, adorn bodies with light, loose-fitting prAna clothing ($30–$80) or durable Patagonia apparel ($20–$100). A wide variety of children’s clothing and shoes ($30–$70) also prepares younger generations for 10,000-foot ascents during recess or snack-time boulder-climbing competitions; accessories such as sleeping bags ($60–$300), water filters and stoves ($40-$120), and backpacks ($40–$300) help make campsites more comfortable.
The third annual Ceramics Annual of America expo takes over Festival Hall in San Francisco, bringing with it thousands of visitors and a diverse array of ceramics. Dozens of featured artists—who hail from California as well as from farther-flung locales such as Mexico and Italy—offer professional insight via artist-panel discussions and display their wares at personal kiosks. These works range from decorative statues and figures to functional pottery, conceptual art, and recreations of King Tut’s favorite dish set.
Armadillo is a brick & mortar retail store located in Davis, CA. We have been serving Davis, and the campus of UC Davis, since 1996. We sell New and Used CDs, DVDs, Vinyl and Cassettes. You can call us anytime to see if we have a title in stock and we are happy to ship anywhere with a credit card and your address.
Alex Leader’s namesake glass-blowing outfit aims to equip curious artists with the tools and guidance to craft their own handmade glass art pieces. Alex relies on thousand-year-old techniques and skills learned during his two decades of experience to assist students as they create their own blown vases, ornaments, and bowls. Prior to starting on a masterpiece, students can glean inspiration inside the master craftsman’s showroom, where he displays his own collection of artisanal bowls and lighting fixtures.
Two literature-loving founders tuck thousands of new and used titles into heavy wooden shelves at Readers' Books. Browse new copies of contemporary fiction titles such as Philip Roth's Nemesis ($26 in hardcover) and The Glass Castle ($15 in paperback) by Jeannette Walls. Other specialties include poetry, food and wine books, and children's literature, an ideal match for eccentric child gourmands who speak only in rhyme. Most new books sell at list price, with a selection of titles at discounts of up to 40% off regular prices. Used volumes that average about half their list prices eagerly wag bindings in the hopes of attracting a loving new owner. While stock varies daily, customers may uncover gently used word art such as Lucky ($6) by Alice Sebold and On Gold Mountain ($8) by Lisa See, both in paperback.
At Cheveux Salon, a team of highly trained stylists rents chairs and trades inspiration while clipping, coloring, and styling locks. The team includes owner Sharna Haver, a stylist with over 20 years of experience, as well as graduates of academies such as Vidal Sassoon, Redken Exchange, Paul Mitchell, and Unite. They stock their stations with favorite products, including sprays, shampoos, gels, and clown-wig glue by Redken, Agadir Argan Oil, and Wella Professional.