At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
Guided by more than 25 years of experience in technological wizardry, Creative Photo Video Inc.'s trained preservationists transform analog movies and photographs into a modern digital format. Beloved tunes held captive on outdated tapes find a new home on CDs, and movies and photos are transferred to shiny new DVDs, a durable and long-lasting medium that can be played back on any number of dedicated players, computers, game consoles, or Internet–enabled gramophones. The skilled technicians also helm wedding-video productions complete with photo montages and recaps, which have thrilled countless couples and have found their way onto the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Allied Foam upgrades dream platforms with durable foam mattress pads, pillows, and protective covers designed to ensure comfort and enhance restful sleep. With each CorrectRest twin XL mattress pad, dorm-dwelling students or extra-large twins can protect their temporary sleeping stations with layers of foam that are impervious to water and dust mites. The deluxe pads cushion dreamers with two layers of the American-made foam, and the supreme models offer three layers to further bolster healthy sleep. Though waterproof, the temperature-regulating material works to prevent excessive heat, and each pad is sewn in a way that thwarts bedbugs and nightmares about overcooking ramen noodles.
The old west is alive and well in World Imports' spacious storeroom, where rustic leather rocking chairs rub aged wooden elbows with embroidered fabric sofas and intricately carved cupboards. Even their modern living-room and office furnishings retain an antique, southwestern aesthetic, including elegant roll-top desks and aged-wood entertainment centers capable of supporting both flat-screen TVs and vaudevillian barroom brawls. The constantly updated stock carries pieces for every room in the house, showcasing everything from stone-topped kitchen islands and rough-hewn bedroom sets to reclining leather love seats and dining-room sets made from handcrafted wood.
When patrons rent a motorcycle from Oklahoma Harley Rental, they mount a motorized steed not generally available to civilian riders. Boasting motors 7 cubic inches larger than those found on standard bikes, the agency’s Electra Glides come factory-installed with 103-cubic-inch motors that typically power police interceptors. Assisted by six-speed transmissions and custom exhausts, the larger motors give travelers more bursts of speed than a coalition of cheetahs playing Red Light, Green Light. Oklahoma Harley Rental also issues Suzukis and 2012 Harley Road Kings, which carry a slimmer silhouette than the Electra Glide, but have a fat rear tire designed for longer trips. Though only licensed drivers can borrow bikes from the agency’s lineup, the uninsured can get staffers’ assistance in securing the necessary coverage.