Elizabeth Samudio, owner of Elizabeth Anna’s Old World Garden, cultivates an eco-friendly urban sprawl of thriving flora and fauna situated just minutes from downtown. Wander through rows of edible, unusual, and native plants whose organic designation signals freedom from synthetic fertilizers and herbicides, and whose lushness and vibrancy make them ideal camouflage for secret backyard wrestling leagues. Secure a romantic rendezvous with beguiling rose varietals, or nurture fruit trees and veggie starts into fully stocked, self-replenishing produce aisles. Samudio and her staff of greenthumbs will gladly aid customers with photosynthesizer selection, sharing planting and care tips for aesthetics ranging from asparagus ferns and creeping ivy to topiaries shaped like the mailman.
Offering free shipping on all purchases, Rugs USA hosts a stylish cavalcade of contemporary baseboard dressings and traditional floor tapestries from brand names that include Momeni, Sphinx, Capel, Couristan, and Dalyn. Clothe hardwood in a modern leather shag collection rug ($109–$409), or obscure failed applesauce floor art with a caramel-colored bohemian collection rug ($76–$1,020). A safari collection zebra print ($49–$219) lures lonely lions to family dinners, and an Oriental Weavers Sphinx kharma collection rug ($42–$1,099) adds a whiff of sophistication to design-starved dwellings.
The rugsmiths at nuLOOM offer well-made floor coverings in both traditional and contemporary styles. Sporting elaborate prints, cotton rugs range from the understated Corinth to the delightfully chaotic Moroccan Berber. Wool carpets, meanwhile, come in a variety of shapes?there's the uneven-edged Gustav, for instance, and the rounded, riverbed-like Pebbles. Finally, a selection of leather rugs gets you as close as you're probably ever going to get to walking across the back of Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli.
Rubber Stamps, Inc. allows its customers to authenticate forms and decorate paper-wrapped gifts with personalized style, providing them with custom-designed old-fashioned rubber ink stamps. Notary publics and architects equip their office with authoritative seals, and small businesses can add their logo to envelopes with self-inking punch stamps.
Flowers By Peter’s staff of blossom builders creates awe-striking arrangements with expressive names that make it easy to choose the blooms that suit the mood. Sniff through the selection of love and romance arrangements for an elegant way to say be my love (red roses, miniature carnations, white Asiatic lilies, and daisy spray chrysanthemums; starting at $42.95). Or, make someone smile without telling knock-knock jokes with the square-vased Teleflora Summertime Splash, a bouquet of yellow Asiatic lilies, pink Matsumoto asters, hot-pink miniature gerberas, and green button spray chrysanthemums (starting at $42.95).