Showing posts from March, 2012

Design of Wedding Stationary, Decor, and Jewelry

Inventables: Tell us about Wed Instead, what does the company do?  Sarah Gaut:  Wed Instead is a wedding "crafting" business. I make various personalized/custom wedding stationary, decor, jewelry, etc. Inventables: Founding a company takes courage, what inspired you start Wed Instead? SG: I started this business because while planning my own wedding, I found it was funner to DIY than buy - so I used my own creative abilities to make pretty much everything myself, including my invitations, programs, escort cards, table numbers, card box, candy buffet, and more! Now, with my newfound talents, I can take some stress off  of other brides' backs and help them create their perfect wedding. I'm just getting started, but hope to have quite a plethora of different types of crafts up eventually. Inventables: From a quick look at your website and portfolio it looks like you have worked on some pretty cool projects mostly relating to weddings and jewlery. Ple

Interview with Daniel Markovich Laser Engraver and Fabricator

Today Inventables interviewed the founder of Etchd Unlimited Daniel Markovich. Inventables: Tell us about Etchd Unlimited, what does the company do? DM: Etchd Unlimited works with designers and artists from all industries to create custom limited edition products and art pieces. Using conventional laser engraving and fabrication techniques merged with today’s high quality graphics our goal is to innovate upon these technologies to produce something unique and tangible. We definitely like experimenting in our studio and are always bouncing around fresh ideas and testing out new materials. Inventables: Founding a company takes courage, what inspired you start Etchd Unlimited? DM: I’d definitely consider myself a creative entrepreneur and have always been fascinated with the processes of how things are made. My background as a graphic designer and passion for art and technology is what initially attracted me to this industry and really started me on this path

GE Garages Launches at SXSW with Inventables

When you think of GE , you might think of light bulbs,  jet engines, or dishwashers.  GE has a long history of invention, R&D, and encouraging imagination.  On Friday March 9th, they launched GE Garages to keep this inventive spirit alive. GE is partnering with Skillshare , Tech Shop , Make , Quirky , and ( you guessed it)   Inventables to open new building spaces that serve as a manufacturing lab for technologists, entrepreneurs and everyday Americans. The Garages project is kicking-off with a mobile pop-up location at SXSW in Austin at the corner of 4th and Guadalupe.  It’s free to the public – no SXSW registration required!  Anyone that signs the waiver to come in and use the machines is getting a free $20 gift certificate to Inventables. After SXSW,  the mobile Garage will be continuing on to Houston and then San Francisco. View Larger Map Long-term locations are being planned in Houston and Cincinnati.  At these locations, GE Garages will offer a one-of-a-kind opportun