Shopping & Style

6 locally made pet-themed products

This month's hot list features Megan Stout's magnets, Rupert & Co. bandanas, Pandana's collars, Rescued Woodworks' dog feeders, Petphoria's clothing and S.V. Medaris' art.

This month's hot list features Megan Stout's magnets, Rupert & Co. bandanas, Pandana's collars, Rescued Woodworks' dog feeders, Petphoria's clothing and S.V. Medaris' art.

Michael Velliquette takes paper to new heights with monochrome sculptures

Using glue, paper and various tools, Velliquette spends hundreds of hours putting together his fine art monochrome paper sculptures for gallery shows around the country.

Using glue, paper and various tools, Velliquette spends hundreds of hours putting together his fine art monochrome paper sculptures for gallery shows around the country.

6 local Mother's Day gift ideas

This month's hot list is devoted to Mother's Day ideas including matching aprons, family recipes on towels, sweet treats and custom kids' clothing.

This month's hot list is devoted to Mother's Day ideas including matching aprons, family recipes on towels, sweet treats and custom kids' clothing.

Hot List: 6 things to check out this April

A local coffee company, statement rings, gift box, polymer clay mushrooms, new eatery and durable, sustainable dress make up this month's list.

A local coffee company, statement rings, gift box, polymer clay mushrooms, new eatery and durable, sustainable dress are on this month's hot list.

AfribbeanBaby creates affordable African print kids' clothing to Madison

Starting as a project to make clothes for her daughter, AfribbeanBaby has grown into a community-funded business in the Progress Center for Black Women.

Starting as a project to make clothes for her daughter, AfribbeanBaby has grown into a community-funded business in the Progress Center for Black Women.

Going back to basics is the way forward for two interrelated educational efforts

The Driftless Folk School, a unique educational effort based on a century-old Scandinavian tradition, draws students and instructors from far and wide, including Madison.

The Driftless Folk School, a unique educational effort based on a century-old Scandinavian tradition, draws students and instructors from far and wide, including Madison.

The Soap Opera celebrates 50 years in the Madison community

When Chuck Bauer and Chuck Beckwith opened The Soap Opera on Lake Street in 1972, they started a store that would become a staple in the downtown area.

When Chuck Bauer and Chuck Beckwith opened The Soap Opera on Lake Street in 1972, they started a store that would become a staple in the downtown area.

Home greenhouses create an oasis during Wisconsin winters

A greenhouse is a dream, a vision of flowers blooming in the dead of winter or harvesting veggies for your family to eat year-round.

A greenhouse is a dream, a vision of flowers blooming in the dead of winter or harvesting veggies for your family to eat year-round.

6 local Valentine's Day card makers

In the February hot list, we shared a couple local makers creating sentimental, funny and beautiful cards.

In the February hot list, we shared a couple local makers creating sentimental, funny and beautiful cards.

Gauri Bansal infuses her Indian culture into functional woodburned creations

Gauri Bansal’s interest in pyrography — an art form involving a woodburning tool used to create patterns on wood or other materials — came out of nowhere.

Gauri Bansal’s interest in pyrography — an art form involving a woodburning tool used to create patterns on wood or other materials — came out of nowhere.

New Restoration Soap & Bodycare shop opens Friday

Founder Ruth Collins is determined to bring chemical-free bath and body products to the Madison community.

Restoration Soap & Bodycare's first brick-and-mortar location will open on January 14, bringing a host of cruelty-free and chemical-free products to market.

3 quick tips from Clasen's on constructing a gingerbread house

The expert herself, Michelle Clasen of Clasen’s European Bakery, shares some of her own gingerbread house-making tips.

Just because Christmas has passed doesn't mean you can't still put together a festive gingerbread house. The family-owned and Middleton-based Clasen’s European Bakery is offering a Gingerbread House Kit with instructions to put together your own masterpiece.

It’s not too late to buy these 14 Wisconsin gift boxes

Everyone has different interests and shopping styles, but these local holiday gift boxes will suit anyone’s taste.

We’ve all been there with the last-minute shopping, but it’s not too late to buy these Wisconsin gift boxes, all of which are aimed to please any gift receiver.

New clothing and home store Unfolded opens in Prairie du Sac

Tatum Schroeder and Melissa Hartwig are introducing some opportunities for shoppers old and young in Sauk County.

On December 3, Tatum Schroeder and Melissa Hartwig announced their grand opening of “Unfolded Clothing and Home,” 422 Water Street, another locally-owned shop ready for business.