For over 30 years, 3 Day Blinds' technicians have sift through samples and unreel measuring tapes during in-home consultations, custom-fitting abodes with blinds, shutters, and shades. They handcraft and cut treatments such as faux wood blinds, vertical blinds, and flexcell honeycomb blinds that reduce light and are energy efficient. As they tailor-make each order, the staffers dress windows of all shapes and sizes, from an arch above a doorway to a misshapen wormhole in the attic. All of 3 Day Blinds’ products come with a limited lifetime warranty. After clients have made a selection, the team shows up just two days later to install the new window dressings or let customers do it themselves.
All In The Kiln's resident artists kindle patrons' creative mindfires with painting sessions using functional and decorative pottery items. During relaxing and engaging sessions, painters create one-of-a-kind keepsakes and gift items including teapots, coffee mugs, and picture frames. Shelves brimming with blank projects surround the studio in anticipation of painters' personal touches, and custom art displays demonstrate gift items that talented staff members often create for clients. The shop also offers glass-fusion classes where students transform colored glass pieces into wall art, cheese plates, and bowls that can be filled with cheese or wall art.
Fashion-knit owner Jeanine Johnson has the art form stitched into her family history. Her grandmother sewed upscale garments for Saks Fifth Avenue, and her mother received her fashion degree from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. Johnson's passion for knitting is evident in the colorful sweaters she crafts, as well as in the classes she offers to knitters of all skill levels. In addition to hands-on sessions, Johnson brings knitting experts to the store for workshops, where they share tips on how to enhance projects or how to re-create favorite attire if one's closet spontaneously combusts.
Athletic Outpost outfits customers in footwear and apparel best suited to their bodies and lifestyles. The store offers running, walking, and cross-training sneakers for adults and kids, with innovative designs from brands such as Asics, Brooks, New Balance, Saucony, and Mizuno. During a fitting, a trained professional helps you identify the kind of foot support you need, and a free biomechanics analysis assesses gait and tests how well you hunt down a runaway Slinky. You'll also find shorts, shirts, and socks in a range of styles as well as specialty items such as rain gear.
U Threads facilitates the profession of love for alma maters with officially licensed products from the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University. The contrast Cal Z cap proudly proclaims school allegiance while concealing forehead tattoos with its classic fitted back and raised, embroidered school logo ($22.99). Large and small craniums snuggle between the adjustable cloth buckles of the Stanford arched-logo cap ($18.99), and the Stanford swimming T-shirt declares specific sport membership with a simple pairing of school and athletic iconography ($14.99). Display the classic Cal script on a hooded sweatshirt ($39.99), a mug ($6.99), and a car flag ($15.99). Parents can convert children to familial fanaticism with youth shirts and baby clothes instead of only feeding them food shaped like the Stanford Tree.