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10 12, 2012

Inspiration

By |December 10th, 2012|Company, News|0 Comments

Recently Megan Duckett received an email from a fellow small business owner, Dan Carbone with Cavhooah.  In addition to being an active duty soldier with the U.S. Army, and a business owner with his wife, Dan is also completing a college degree.  In his Information Systems in Business class, Dan read the case study in the text that focuses on Megan and Sew What? Inc.  and wanted to let her know how much he enjoyed it. 

I just wanted to tell you how inspirational it was to hear your story and commend you on your well-deserved accolades from the business community. We firmly believe in the “get rich slow” theory and I hope to commit more time and effort into our site once I retire.

We are so thankful that Megan’s story was inspirational to Dan, but Dan’s story is also inspirational to us here at Sew What? and Rent What?  It is heartening to know that the spirit of entrepreneurship is still alive and well, and that folks like Dan and his wife are “going for it.”

7 12, 2012

Scrims and backdrops for Leonard Cohen

By |December 7th, 2012|News, Products, Projects|0 Comments

Recently, I was fortunate enough to see our drapery in action at a concert by Leonard Cohen, and it was a real treat.  Any fan of Leonard Cohen knows that his deep voice, even at the age of 78, projects each and every note with a sultry, soothing  “audio decadence” that has the ability to speak to a fan base that spans generations. The simplicity and comfort of his vocals sing perfect poetry laced with heaven-like harmonies with the assistance of his back up vocalists and stringed instruments. As a fan of design and a designer myself, it is rare to find a production that is able to create a cohesive visual marriage between what the fans are hearing with their ears and what they are seeing with their eyes.

For this production, Sew What Inc. provided Grey Sharkstooth Scrim legs and backdrops sewn with 50% fullness. It was used in an non-traditional way by projecting light through front lighting, while complimentary colors were used to backlight – giving the pleats in the scrim the optical illusion of being gauzy and transparent, yet at the same time, giving more dimension and depth through the use of color. Sew What also provided 3 Braille-style digitally-printed backdrops that were used at the beginning, intermission, and end of the show. Each drop was veiled by a scrim drop that was lit in way that caused a muted and ghostly effect to visually symbolize a timelessness of Leonard’s voice.

 

I love the way that the custom stage curtains provided by Sew What? complemented the sultry romanticism of the music – it is so inspiring to know that we were part of such a beautiful concert.

3 12, 2012

Celebrating Thanksgiving at Sew What / Rent What

By |December 3rd, 2012|Company, Rent What Team, Sew What Team|0 Comments

One of the things we look forward to every year is our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck. The hard working folks in the warehouse sponsor it for everyone at Sew What? AND Rent What?, and it’s a decadent and delicious way to celebrate the holiday with one another each year. Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with sharing, giving, and loving our fellow man, and being grateful for everything that we’ve been blessed with in the past year. The companies Sew What? and Rent What? have a LOT be grateful for, and celebrating with one another is the best way we could imagine to fully enjoy the spirit of this holiday!

Our employees brought the most amazing home-cooked foods to share with everyone—some traditional Thanksgiving fare, some more the line of traditional Mexican fare, and some just favorites of the person who brought it. We had everything from homemade enchiladas and tamales, spaghetti alfredo, bbq ribs, chicken mole, seasoned pork roll, Caesar salad, pumpkin pie, and chocolate chip cookies, and much, much more. We are so incredibly lucky that not only do we have the hardest working and most diligent staff in the business, but they are also amazing cooks too! Needing to get our stomachs ready for the huge amounts of food most of us were in store for the next day, everyone ate to their hearts’ content and we were all nicely full and happy the rest of the afternoon. Working in such a fun and generous environment has definitely been a blessing of mine this past year, and I know that I am personally extremely grateful for being a part of the “Whatters” family!

29 11, 2012

Megan featured on the radio

By |November 29th, 2012|Company, News|0 Comments

Recently, Megan was interviewed by Dana Wilde for The Mind Aware Show, regarding Megan’s experiences as a successful entreprenuer.  Some of the topics discussed included the tools used to facilitate business growth, how Megan managed that growth, and much more. 

Megan’s interview will be broadcast this coming Saturday, December 1st – if you’d like to tune in, you can do so on the following radio stations:

Business 1570 – Minneapolis, Saturday, 12:00 pm CT –  http://www.business1570.com/schedule/saturdays

 OR

KKHT – Houston, Saturday, 9:00 am CT –  http://www.kkht.com/ProgramGuide

Not in the Minneapolis or Houston area?  That’s OK – you can also tune in to both stations using the smartphone app: http://tunein.com/mobile

The Mind Aware show is a fresh look at mindset and success for entrepreneurs and business owners. For more information on The Mind Aware Show, please head over to http://themindaware.net/the-mind-aware-show.html.

It should be an informative and entertaining program – hope you get a chance to listen!

28 11, 2012

Without Warning at St Rocke

By |November 28th, 2012|Authors, Company, News|2 Comments

Hey there fans and friends of Sew What? and Rent What?!

Just an update to remind you that our very own Megan Duckett will again be rockin’ some Prog Rock Classics with the band WITHOUT WARNING this holiday season exclusively at St. Rocke in Hermosa Beach!

This Friday, November 30th, catch her and the band at 9:00PM performing with Bonfire (AC/DC tribute), Metal 101, and Jay Stevens. PS – For those that are local, mention “WW Rocks” at the door for discount tickets. Come early and enjoy some great happy hour treats or a delicious meal in this fine rock n’ roll palace!

But wait, there’s more!

Sunday, December 9th, the band will be starting especially early at 7:00PM with a special “unplugged” acoustic set of prog-rock standards, opening for none other than Don Dokken, and The Bullet Boys!! This will prove to be a one-of-a-kind evening you don’t want to miss!

But wait, there’s more!

Just kidding. That’s it for rock and roll this month folks – as there has got to be plenty of time for softgoods and drapes amongst the musical merriment!

If you have some time check out the band’s footage on their website or visit their Facebook page and give them some support! Those of you who know Bob Hughes of ALL ACCESS STAGING will love to learn that he is indeed Without Warning’s drummer pounding out those Dream Theatre beats. “We love YOU Bob Hughes”!

Rock Harder people.