The Ventura County Star reports that two married men have opened up a scrapbooking store in Simi Valley, CA. Two men?
Enrique Bilsland and Scott Inoue, both former Hollywood special effects specialists, have no scrapbooking experience and neither have ever run a business before. But interestingly enough, their idea grew out of a better organizational system for their daily meetings at the studio.
The idea they invented involved a kind of sandwich board/file hanger/gadget container unit, and soon their idea was introduced to a national office supply show. But everyone said the sandwich board was better suited for scrapbooking. So when both Bilsland and Inoue left their jobs blowing up boats on Baywatch, or creating talking pigs, took the "Scrap-eze Elite Freestanding Organizer" to the web, and then naturally to a retail concept to take advantage of the burgeoning predominantly-woman dominated industry.
"Now they sell hundreds of items that can be used in scrapbooking along with 20 workstations where scrapbookers can gather to produce their books and share ideas. Each station has a cupholder and electrical outlets for heat guns, glue guns, die cutters and even sewing machines."
We love the idea of getting out of the house and actually putting this job on the "done" list. But readers, two men? Do you think the layout of this idea will stick, or will these dudes fall off the page?
- Sources - Ventura County Star, the Daily News and Here's What I'm Thinking
- Images courtesy EBB Creations, Simi Valley, California