Creators Gil and Jonathan collaborate to design timepieces that blend modern style with the classic glamour of their native Italy. The unisex pieces, featured in the June 2010 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, are silicone structures with features including water resistance—in case of accidental submersion in teriyaki sauce—ergonomically shaped flat backs, anti-perspiration slits, and ionic Tourmaline, which sustains serenity, vitality, and mood. Pixelmoda houses three watch collections: the Classic ($20), the Ops! ($30), and the Wit ($25). Lightweight Classic wrist-clock hues range from grapefruit to bubblegum to mint and are available in three sizes. The Ops! collection—one-size-fits-all neon tickers—can deck an arm in 15 colors, such as mojito and caipiroska, a retina-rocking shade of pink. The Wit watches, which are only available in stores, have artistic and attention-grabbing designs, such as President Obama, a teddy bear, and a baby crawling into an open manhole.
Haven Art provides a blend of personalized instruction and open studio time, helping students young and old hone their skills in everything from pottery and stained glass to painting and drawing. Inside its 5,000-square-foot warehouse, the company conducts business among a collection of other studios, and an open floor plan enables creativity to flow freely on waves of inspiration or imaginary lava. For extra doses of motivation, visitors can step inside Haven Art's onsite gallery, which houses handmade pottery and jewelry crafted by local artists.
Established in 2008, Warehouse’s vision is to serve the community of Long Island as well as the surrounding areas with designer fashion at an affordable price. Wearhouse is a designer discount boutique located in Great Neck, New York with a fullstock of chic gowns, daytime dresses, and cocktail dresses and casual wear.
Founded in 1950 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Giuseppe’s Custom Clothiers recently crossed the Atlantic to outfit New York's dapper set in handmade shirts and suits. A skilled tailor will help clients choose from 2,000 cotton fabrics, take precise measurements, and dispel the misconception that gussets are a French dessert. Precisely fitted and finely fabricated Yorkshire dress shirts flatter the figure and flaunt chosen accents such as cuff, collar, and button-hole color, and the St. George European-style dress shirt complements forms with a sleek cut. Personal monograms can embellish each item of clothing, providing a classy finish and putting an end to strangers calling you Ralph Lauren. Shirts are typically finished within 4–6 weeks, and customers may pick up their garments at the store to ensure a perfect fit, or delivery can be arranged for an additional fee.
Piece of My Art coaxes internal artists out for a night of lady-only drinking and revelry, furnishing painting instruments and a choice from its stockpile of hundreds of pieces of pottery. Ladies saunter into classes armed with BYOB beverages and snacks, where they will share conversation and painting tips with up to 50 women. Add a chromatic splash to holiday gifts, such as a soap dish ($15), spoon rest ($15), or a Geometrix-divided candy dish ($15), or personalize ceramic table wear and household décor, adding pithy sayings to platters ($30–$40), or bedecking a large vase ($45) with surgeon-general's warnings concerning the health effects of flies landing in a venus fly trap. After pieces are fired in a kiln, guests can take their products home to use as precariously fragile frisbees.