Shopping & Style

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.

6 businesses worth checking out this November

A notable newsletter, ethically produced winter wear, dog cupcakes, local coffee and more in this month's hot list.

A notable newsletter, ethically produced winter wear, dog cupcakes, local coffee and more in this month's hot list.

Cancer survivor shares a message that sticks

10x10 Gallery Owner Allana Randall sells stickers and other art with motivational and positive messages that benefit cancer research

10x10 Gallery Owner Allana Randall sells stickers and other art with motivational and positive messages that benefit cancer research

6 Madison Magazine favorites in October

Check out a prebiotic drink, massive stuffed cookies, resin decor, hot sauce and more.

Check out a prebiotic drink, massive stuffed cookies, resin decor, hot sauce and more.

6 businesses to check out in September

This month our editors selected local items including Ugly Apple Cafe's marmalade, art bikes, a neon sign business and more.

This month our editors selected local items including Ugly Apple Cafe's marmalade, art bikes, a neon sign business and more.

Maly Vang weaves her Hmong heritage into modern macramé wall art

While she creates all sorts of wall hangings and some other macramé accessories, over the past couple years, Vang has become well known for her xauv-inspired pieces.

While she creates all sorts of wall hangings and some other macramé accessories, over the past couple years, Vang has become well known for her xauv-inspired pieces.

Madison Night Market to return this week after year-long hiatus

After a year without markets, Madison's Central Business Improvement District is bringing back the Madison Night Market Thursday.

After a year without markets, Madison's Central Business Improvement District is bringing back the Madison Night Market Thursday from 4-9 p.m.

6 local things our editors love this August

Nonalcoholic beer, a new book, vegan conchitas, espresso lemonade and more in this month's hot list.

Nonalcoholic beer, a new book, vegan conchitas, espresso lemonade and more in this month's hot list.

Xizhou Xie has excelled at the art of the pour

Xizhou Xie started with acrylic pour art as a hobby, but she soon became overloaded with canvases.

Xizhou Xie started with acrylic pour art as a hobby, but she soon became overloaded with canvases.