Souvenirs & Novelties
Feeling like he had a lot of creative energy bottled up, Garrett joined the maker-space, Nordeast Makers, in Minneapolis around Christmas time in 2015. A maker-space is like a gym – you pay a monthly fee to use the equipment. However, in this case, the equipment was laser engravers, CNC routers, 3D printers, and other tools. After learning how to use the equipment, Garrett started brainstorming things he could make. Around the same time, Garrett and Harrison moved into a new apartment in Uptown. Neither had much in the way of art or pictures to decorate their walls, let alone furniture. Both had done some woodwork with their fathers growing up so they decided they were going to make their own wall decor. One of the first items Garrett created at the maker-space was the Minneapolis skyline pictured below.