West Chester, PA (PRWEB) July 29, 2011
As part of its ongoing mission to provide products, services and experiences that inspire hands-on creativity, iKre8 recently launched MyZaic, an art-quality custom mosaic kit. Customers design and customize their own unique mosaic using existing kits, mixing and matching popular design elements or sketching something completely from scratch. iKre8’s design staff then transforms that inspiration into a one-of-a-kind mosaic kit, shipping everything needed for the buyer to create a lasting piece of artwork.
MyZaic represents iKre8’s first product aimed at both children and adults. “When we began, we focused initially on inspiring and providing hands-on-creativity outlets for children”, says Rob Spence, co-founder of iKre8. “But as we thought more about our own experiences as parents, we realized there was a tremendous value in providing creative outlets for adults, too. Pressed by work, carpool, social commitments and an endless list of to-dos, we forget to take time for the kind of regenerative creative experiences we enjoyed as kids. So with MyZaic we hoped to create something with appeal to all ages.”
So far, it seems to have worked. Early MyZaic fans include grandparents creating mosaics for themselves and their grandchildren, adults creating kits for school fundraisers and children creating special gifts for teachers and friends. Taylor, a 14-year old high school student says “MyZaic is addictive. I just finished my first one, the first time I’ve ever made a mosaic, and I can’t wait to try another.” Stacy, a busy mom adds, “I love the high quality combined with customization; I can make a great looking gift that’s also meaningful. I’m planning to make my next MyZaic together with my son, a huge baseball fan. I’m already thinking about neat design ideas with him.” Ten-year old Leah just says “It’s awesome, and I made it myself.”
MyZaic can be designed and purchased from http://www.iKre8.net, and is currently offered on 5 different base products, ranging from a 7” by 7” memory box to a 24” long sign. With 44 colors of tile to choose from, a growing stable of designs and ideas submitted by MyZaic fans, the creative possibilities are nearly endless.
At iKre8 we believe the ability to create, imagine, design and innovate are as important as literacy and mathematical ability. Our activities, products and actions seek to encourage persons young and old to stretch their creative ability, tinker, explore and just plain have fun in a hands-on way.
iKre8 is a previous winner of the prestigious Creative Child Magazine Game of the Year Award, for its iKre8 Kardz.