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Upcycled children's clothing brand Team Chipmunk has a new boutique home! Capital Goods opened in December at 65 E. State St. in the Shops at Capitol Square Downtown. Along with Liz Bourgeois' Team Chipmunk line of clothing made with vintage fabrics, the store also houses Columbus artisan Ivena Dehl's Furbished line of repurposed furniture. In addition to remodeled cabinets, chairs, coffee tables and handmade clothing for women and children, the 1,000-square-foot store also stocks a curated collection of gifts, home goods and accessories.Learn more at teamchipmunk.com.
Have a school or church fundraiser coming up? You'll want to check out Outfit Good, a Columbus company that partners with nonprofit groups, charities, artists and businesses to sell custom-designed, screen-printed T-shirts via crowdfunding efforts. Co-founders Andrew Goldsmith and Natasha Wheeler got the inspiration for the company back when they worked for a printing shop, and a frazzled peewee football mom came in with a pile of order forms, cash and checks. They knew they could streamline the process and help small groups raise much-needed funding through apparel sales. As a bonus, the company also donates $10 from each shirt sold through its website to a local nonprofit. You can find the company online at outfitgood.com.
The Ohio History Center has some fun family-friendly events this month. Are your kids fans of the movie Night at the Museum? Take 'em to the Night at the Museum event at the Ohio History Center on Feb. 27 for a chance to explore the museum after hours and interact with various exhibits. Kids will love meeting soldiers from different time periods, asking questions of characters from the 1920s and more. Also on display this month is "There's No Place Like Home," showcasing finalists from the 2015 Lego Design Challenge. Architectural creations from children and adults exploring the idea of home, from small houses to tall towers, will inspire builders of all ages. Go to ohiohistory.org for more information.
Speaking of Legos, if you haven't made it out to Columbus Museum of Art's Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO exhibition, be sure to head over soon. The exhibit wraps up on Feb. 21! Filling an entire gallery of the museum, this exhibit features a Lego version of Columbus with real and imagined landmarks - including a replica of the new CMA addition. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays and closed Mondays. Get more info at columbusmuseum.org.