My name is Adam and I opened our business here in Columbus in 2011 with the goal of offering creative window shades. Our vision was to combine graphic and pattern design with traditional roller window shades, to create a unique option for the interior designer at heart.
Our graphic and pattern window shades are custom made and feature our collections of vintage style maps, illustrations, and minimalist sketches. Our window shades are available for sale at apartment-b.com as well as on our etsy site.
In addition to window shades, in 2012 we began offering our graphics as canvas posters. Our canvas posters have become a bit hit, especially our local themed maps which can be purchased at Simply Vague stores.
Our Canvas Posters feature our collection of map illustrations. We digitally print and uv cure our map illustrations on canvas, creating an amazing piece of home décor. Our canvases can either be framed behind glass or stretched over stretcher strips. We sell our canvases rolled in tube and stretched ready to hang.
Please check out Canvases at Simply Vague and please follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter
My name is Dick Sellan and I make garden stones out of concrete that are shaped like the State Of Ohio. Stones can be custom made in three sizes with a variety of colors, logos and sizes.
I am from Columbus and live in Westerville. I started the business one year ago.
I looked on the internet for a stone and couldn't find anyone who was making them. I taught myself how to make them, brought one to Roush Hardware in Westerville and we gave it a try. I was only making the large stone at that time and it was very successful. I read about Simply Vague in the Dispatch, they liked my product and I started selling them at the Tuttle store. I thought that I would try making other sizes so I made a medium sized stone and a small size, they were even more popular than the large size. Someone asked me to paint a block O on the stone for them and it was also well received. I tried different colors and that has also proven to be very successful.
I buy 60lb bags of concrete, fortify it with fiberglass, mix it, form it in a mold, remove it and let it cure. The stones are then processed to remove the top layer of concrete to expose the aggregate. Painted stones are coated with a concrete primer, dried, painted and sealed. The natural stones are given three coats of concrete sealer.
Rugrat Design is a one woman shop – me! I’ve been married 10 years to my college sweetheart, am mom to two amazing girls, work part time outside of the home and run Rugrat Design. I personally sew all items and am flattered (and floored) to have had the support I’ve had for Rugrat Design. To date, I’ve sold items to 42 states and 7 countries!
In reality- I just don’t sit well. I’ve never been able to sit and read a book cover to cover or just sit and watch the sunset. (It sounds so nice- but I am not able to sit.) Staying busy is what keeps me going and Rugrat Design surely has keep me going as it expands!!
Rugrat Design offer children’s clothing and accessories. As a mom, I know clothes have to be practical, comfortable and a kid friendly style if it will be worn. I use bright colors, mixed patterns and comfortable fabrics to ensure kids like what they’re wearing. I also aim to design products that are often reversible which provides two looks into one style and also maximizes the dollar spent while providing additional practicality (flipping a dirty dress to the clean side can save having a melt down!) I make products for girls and boys including dresses, overalls, hats, jackets, super capes and more.
For accessories, I try to make things that solve problems for parents and kids such as crayon holders (mobile monets) that solve digging in the bottom of purses for crayons at ever doctor appointment, meal or long car ride. I like to be environmentally conscious so creating reusable snack bags, sandwich wraps and reusable Un-paper towels is an area I also have enjoyed.
In addition to the children’s items, I have expanded to some women’s items including hospital maternity delivery gowns, purses, snack bags, skirts, cocktail napkins and more.
If someone says “I wonder if there is a way to make __________” I usually try to make that a reality. A lot of the ideas that are now in my shop were solutions made as a result of a “problem” a customer presented to me (such as the Epi Pen case which provides an easy way for kids to travel with the pens and keep medical contact information with the pens.)
I’m a local girl- born and raised in Worthington, Ohio. I left the state for grad school but returned and have no plans to leave anytime soon. I love to travel, but when it comes down to it ,I feel “ home” is where family is- and mine is in Ohio.
I officially started my business in early 2010.
When I was first pregnant, I was sure we were going to have a boy. I mentally had designed the nursery down to the adorable navy and tan bedding set I planned to purchase for the baby. Fastfoward to our 20-week ultrasound and I heard the words “it’s a girl.” What!? How was my first intuition as a mother SO wrong!? I was just thrilled to
have a healthy pregnancy- but that tan and navy nursery was not going to work for our daughter. I went store to store seeking bedding and nursery decore. Pinks, purples and frills consumed me. I left each store a little more disappointed than the last. I’m not a super “girly girl” so a nursery full of frills was only going to leave me nauseous. I finally accepted that if I was going to have the nursery look I wanted, I was going to have to make it myself. And I did. One thing led to another and I made the bedding, curtains, chair covering, pillow. Then I made some dresses. And made a few dresses for friends’ kids. One thing led to another and someone asked me if they could buy a dress from me.
And then another sold. And another. By 2010 I thought I should try to turn random orders into a business. And low and behold- it worked!!
Running a children’s clothing line was never on my list of things to do. I have my undergraduate degrees in marketing and business. My graduate degree is in clinical counseling. Those two aren’t exactly the logical combo for a the children’s clothing line, but it has worked out wonderfully.
I sewed as a child. My mom taught my sister and I to sew. It was a hobby. I sewed a few skirts for myself in school, a bag here or there, a quilt, etc. but it was a hobby. Nothing
more When I graduated from college, my mom got me a sewing machine. It was used occasionally but mostly stayed in the closet…until we heard the words “it’s a girl.” I don’t think the sewing machine has been back in it’s case since!
I have a home studio where I sew and am a self diagnosed (remember- I have a
counseling degree- so it’s OK!) fabric hoarder. I love fabrics. I love to be creative. Sewing has become a great outlet for me to be creative, to provide boutique quality clothing without the boutique price tag. I always dislike when I hear a parent say “don’t play- you’re dressed up.” REALLY!? They’re kids! Let them play. I think kids should be able to run- play-explore- jump- etc. And if they get dirty- that’s OK. That’s what bleach, Tide and washing machines are for. So I believe all clothes are play clothes- but that doesn’t mean they can’t be trendy in the process too!
My kids sew with me. My oldest (6) got a real sewing machine of her own for Christmas last year and has made a couple dresses for herself. My youngest (3) loves to sit, cut fabric and “make things” and have me sew her scraps together. It’s a great time to see them exploring design, creativity and their own imagination. As one could guess- I have a LOT of scraps that they get to use for their own designs.
Mixology Marmalades is an exciting new line of jams & jellies made right here in Central Ohio. These gourmet spreads feature unique flavor combinations inspired by beer, wine and classic cocktails! Made with Ohio-brewed craft beer or wines from local vineyards, each Mixology Marmalades flavor is a tantalizing taste treat - the perfect complement to any meal. The discerning host will enjoy one-of-a-kind combinations like Raspberry Ginger Riesling, Mulled Merlot, Hard Cider Apple Pie, and Black Rum Cherries
Mixology Marmalades was founded in 2013 by husband and wife team James & Sheree Jarc. Sheree and James are both lifelong Ohioans with a passion for local small business…and great food! When the idea for a line of artisanal jellies struck, the Jarcs quickly seized the opportunity and began experimenting with different flavors. With a little
research, some trial and error, and a few glasses of…ahem…inspiration, Mixology Marmalades was born!
Currently, Mixology Marmalades jellies are featured in several local specialty shops
and seasonal flavors will be available online at www.mixologymarmalades.com throughout the Holiday Season.
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I'm Michelle Geissbuhler and Goathill Productions is my little company.
"Goathill" comes from my name, which is Swiss and means "one who lives near the
I take vintage books and boardgames and
turn them into functional art — albums, journals, ornaments, jewelry, coasters,
greeting cards, gift tags — whatever inspires me! I love turning "nothing" into
"something." This year, I am featuring whimsical trees made from vintage
books and other papers, garlands, "pinwheel" greeting cards and magnetic
memo boards made with images of a 1917 Ohio map. I live and work in Worthington, Ohio. Goathill Productions became
official a few years ago. This whole thing started with me making greeting cards for
personal use. I realized I had made more of them than I could possibly use and wondered whether there might be a market for them. One thing led to another, and voila! A little company was born!
I've always been interested in art and have dabbled in it throughout my life. Many of the
things I create come from a hands-on, trial-and-error process. Sometimes I find instructions for something online, or by deconstructing something I've seen elsewhere, but I always put my own personal twist on it to make it truly unique.
Hi, my name is Dan Wisniewski. I have a passion for woodworking and design. I have always liked building things from an early age. My grandpa was a carpenter, I learned woodworking techniques from him and helped my dad remodel a fixer-upper. I have always loved home renovation and making my house a home.
I make custom furniture and home decor. Pretty much anything that you can put in your house. As a mechanical engineer at a product design firm by trade I love the fusion of form and function. I strive to make high quality products that are both ascetically pleasing and mechanically sound. I have an unhealthy obsession with HGTV and Pintrest. I enjoy being creative and making things that are not out there yet with a modern rustic twist. Most of my products started with projects/problems I had around my house.
I am originally from Toledo, Ohio but have lived in Columbus for the past 12 years.
I started D & W Elements started in July of 2013. That is when my long time hobby became a business.
D & W Elements all started because I was searching everywhere to find a vanity for my
bathroom remodel and couldn't find anything I liked. So I decided to go to the store, buy some lumber and make my own. The canvases and posters came from my passion for making my house a home. I made the "Hello & Goodbye" to put in my entry hallway to welcome people to my house. They started by cutting out vinyl and spraying the canvases and now I am having them printed on the canvases and I stretch them myself.
I set up a workshop in my garage, which is fully furnished with all the saws and tools I need. I am a "dumpster diver" so most of my tools were found on Craigslist or garage sales. My workbenches and shelves I built and designed myself. I learned from my grandpa the meticulous details of woodworking and am sill learning new things every day. I am constantly striving to make new products that are aesthetically pleasing and functional that will look great in any home.
I’m Meghan Stout, the owner and designer of Megalo Designs – an eclectic jewelry
collection made with repurposed and upcycled materials. I have a shop on Etsy
and also love to feature my work in local art festivals. I think it’s the best compliment in the world when someone enjoys and wears my jewelry.
I make rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in designs that are fun to wear. I usually stray away from the norm and design my jewelry to make a statement. I use salvaged guitar strings, make covered buttons with repurposed fabric and use bright colored crystals, vintage charms and antiqued chain. My
favorite materials are random found objects like bottle caps, guitar picks,
hardware and other objects I discover.
A Connecticut native, I've lived in Columbus for 15 years. I now live in Worthington and aside from my marketing career and jewelry business, I enjoy watching baseball, seeing live music and spending time with my husband and our dog Murphy.
I’m very excited to be represented at Simply Vague and to be among so many talented Ohio artisans.
I'm a stay home mom with an amazing family. I've lived in Central Ohio for several years
and am proud to call Ohio home.
When I began thinking about starting my company I was inspired by the idea of one product for everyone to feel welcome and invited. I wanted to offer something that was really special, that was unique in that it was created for everyone at every age, every style, every statement. I felt like I was seeing so many products that were made
exclusively for children, for adults, or for just one type of person, but not something that would appeal to anyone. I think most of us want the same things - quality we don't have to question and something we can be proud to wear. My polishes are 5-Free, they are vegan & cruelty free, and they are helping local charities raise money and awareness. I wanted to make a statement to the world that whoever you are should be celebrated rather than trying to fit into the ideas and stereotypes of what we are told is beautiful.
We are all beautiful, and my goal is to say that to the world.
I officially started my business in the summer of 2013. I was born in Tennessee and grew up in Tennessee and North Carolina, but I've called Ohio home for years.
I started my business to make my vision a reality with the hope that I could share what I love with everyone.
I have learned by doing, by asking lots of questions, and by making some mistakes along
the way. I'm always learning!
We are a small family-owned business. We started out with a vision to live a healthy whole life. We started growing our own garden to produce food free of chemicals. We also invested in a few chickens to feed our family fresh healthy
eggs. We didn’t stop there. We decided to get a dairy goat so we could produce our own milk free of hormones and the unwanted side effects of chemical treatments. From there we started making our own body products, made with pure ingredients that are beneficial to our skin.
We’ve had the pleasure of owning a goat farm for over 18 years and
have been making goat milk soap for over 10 years. We never use water in soap just pure milk with pure oils. Milk has the natural
ability to moisturize, nourish and retain its goodness in your skin. Milk is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. It’s important to us what ingredients go into our products and our goats. We feed our goats’ certified Non-GMO grains. All our soaps and body products are made with Non-GMO oils to moisturize and cleanse. We choose oils that are very mild for your skin. Milk-based soaps are among the most luxurious soaps you will ever use.
Our farm is located in Williamsport, Ohio in Pickaway county. We started our business 2003
We started our business by accident. We wanted to raise our own chicken for fresh, free-range eggs and decided to get a milk goat for fresh whole milk. With all the extra milk we decided to make our own body products with pure healthy ingredients. Since chickens started it all and with a last name like Mash that’s how we became Chickenmash Farm.
We use an old fashion soap process called cold process. We use lye in our soap to produce a hard bar of soap. There is no lye in the finished product. We have a long cure time that allows the lye to cure out of the soap and produces a hard bar that lasts a long time. We researched and made soap for almost two years before we sold that first bar. We developed our own recipes and used it ourselves and on friends and family before selling that first bar.
We are David-Flischel Enterprises, LLC of Cincinnati, OH!
David-Flischel Enterprises was formed in 2011, we are a boutique publisher
specializing in art-driven coffee table books. We also have products that
feature the art out of the books. Look for our beautiful postcards, note cards,
and art prints at the Made LOCAL Marketplace! All of our products will make
gorgeous holiday gifts.
At David-Flischel Enterprises, we are passionate about the art of everyday moments and the inspiration it can bring. We are focused on art, community, preservation, and faith.
The photographer, Robert A. Flischel, has been inspired by many moments in time. For our first book, he was inspired by wedding and ceremonial photo shoots. For the coffee table book on Ohio State, Mr. Flischel was inspired by the beauty and community that surrounds OSU.