Zazzle.com is an intensely popular provider of personalized presents, stamping T-shirts, coffee mugs, postage, greeting cards, and more with a singular seal of your own idiosyncratic identity. Quickly customize a basic men’s T-shirt ($12.95–$19.95) to commemorate your stellar parking-lot rugby season, or go for a cutely stylized greeting card ($2.95 and up, discounts available for mass quantities). Other popular items include self-designed mugs ($13.95–$22.10) and absurdly cute pet clothes ($18.95 and up). Since each item is created on the spot by Zazzle’s nondenominational gift-making elves, more complicated orders and items may take longer to produce and ship.
Your Gold Sold buys precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum direct from the public. The business directly supports the Howard Academy for the Metal Arts, to which it is affiliated. We pay some of the highest prices for metals in the US, and pride ourselves on our fair and scrupulous business practices.
A 7,100-square-foot sculpture garden is only the tip of the iceberg at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. In fact, the garden is also the tip of the museum—it’s on the facility’s roof. Designed by Cesar Pelli, the sprawling building encompasses an eclectic array of modern works, including a 5,000-item permanent collection that incorporates pieces ranging from Frida Kahlo’s works to John Coplans’ black-and-white self portrait, which shows only his feet.
A rotating lineup of temporary exhibits complements the permanent core, and a regular event schedule features films, talks, and performance by masters of their craft. Visitors can browse art books and craft jewelry in the museum store, where all purchases support artists and designers more simply than training to become a muse.
At Catalyst, multi-triathlon veterans and those who are formulating a workout regimen for the first time can equip themselves with stylish-yet-durable shoes, apparel, and accessories. A carefully selected inventory of popular brands, such as The North Face, Adidas, New Balance, Timex, and Pearl Izumi, outfit men and women looking to pump up their athletic performance or personal appearance. A Barefoot Hybrid Eco mat helps yogis practice poses in comfort ($30), and an Alo Yoga Refresh tank top ($36) wicks sweat off each stretcher’s skin as quickly as a dog licking up spilled hot-dog juice. An avid outdoorsman can stave off the shivers on a cool night with a lightweight Mountain Hardware Onata jacket ($100), and joggers can pound the pavement in fashionable Saucony Progrid Ride running shoes ($95) while sporting a Sweaty Bands headband ($15), which will allow them to focus straight ahead rather than on a pursuing hive of bees.
For more than 35 years, The Pipefitter has made it easy to keep cheeseheads under constant surveillance with Wisconsin-centric apparel and gear, as well as novelty items of all funnybone-tickling settings. The Cheesehead baseball cap ($12.95) and Cheesehead can cozy ($12.00) ensconce both your idea-generator and your bad-idea generator in a block of yellow dairy curd. Lactose-intolerant sports fans can fly more local colors with a classic Bucky Red shirt ($12.95), or eschew team loyalties entirely for a more populist sentiment ($12.95). The Pipefitter also proudly carries the wares of Madison's most famous publication, The Onion. The optimistic I Wish I Were Dead mug ($7.95) and shindig-appropriate I Enjoy Drinking Beer pint glass ($8.95) enable you to speak your mind, even when your mouth is full of liquids.
Authenticity is key at E-Collectique Runway Boutique, where every previously owned dress, necklace, and satin pump is marked with a verified designer or vintage label. Pristine white walls surround high-fashion women’s wares that range from items from current lines to vintage pieces that date back more than a century. Shoppers can peruse clothing and accessories from couture designers such as Balenciaga, Chanel, and Gucci, as well as ready-to-wear styles from makers such as American Apparel and Ralph Lauren.