Digital expert Anthony McCall transmutes deteriorating VHS tapes and other obsolete media onto long-lasting archival DVDs. Customers bring in up to 120 minutes of recorded tennis matches or raw footage of picnicking grizzlies on a single VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8 tape, MiniDV, or MiniDVD. Chapters are inserted automatically, making it easier to impress dates with marathon finish-line footage without having to fast-forward through grade-school shot-for-shot remakes of The Seventh Seal.
Backed by the sudsy firepower of more than 100 washers and dryers, The Laundry Experience helps backlogs of unlaundered attire rediscover their sparkling beginnings quickly and thoroughly. Customers can cleanse up to 40 pounds of dirty duds, as cleaners treat outfits to full-service washing and drying ($0.99/lb.) before folding shirts into the shape of paper cranes. In addition to reviving moribund outfits, customers can also employ one of The Laundry Experience's heavy-duty machines to bust the grime from mammoth quilts and comforters.
A philosophy expressed by the acronym F.U.N. is to be expected at a childcare center with play-based curricula. Hands-on experiences at Bright Beginnings Childcare Center are designed to "inspire a child's natural curiosity, imagination, and creativity" while fostering social, emotional, and cognitive development. Surrounded by walls painted every color of the rainbow, infants and kids eat healthy snacks, smear paint, play games, and learn.
Blue Light Digital Sound looks like somewhere you’d go to watch a band play a concert rather than record an album. Wood floors flank the 600-square-foot space, running adjacent to an exposed brick wall and parallel to the studio’s 20-foot ceilings. The other three walls, coated in periwinkle blue, cast a cool glow over the studio, setting the perfect mood for guitarists, drummers, and singers as they croon their track into an array of vintage and modern microphones. Throughout their recording session, musicians easily can oversee the editing and mixing process, thanks to a 51-inch flat-screen monitor that displays the goings-on in a big, bold, and clear format. A glass window also allows artists to communicate with the control-room engineers manning the 32-channel analog console, and SSL convertor or bashfully shoo away their proud mothers.
Melissa Michalczyk strives to see beauty in everything, and throughout six years as a professional photographer, she has worked tirelessly to capture it in its natural habitat. As flashbulbs light up the second-floor studio that New Girl Photography calls home, Melissa coaxes forth her subjects’ inner sirens with friendly chatter and posing pointers during her signature boudoir-photo shoots. A strong believer that every photograph should tell a story, Melissa orchestrates candid shots to artfully tease out meaningful images in portrait session or at special events from weddings to baby’s first recitation of Homer’s The Iliad.