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Sunday Funday: DIY Hacks To Improve Your Home

1/12/13 1 December, 2013 0 notes

At Zaarly, we love finding new ways to improve our homes.

This makes sense, considering our marketplace is a collection of our favorite amazing handyman, cleaners, and home experts. 

Every once in awhile, we discover creative ways to improve our homes that we could have never imagined.

Here is a collection of our favorite “homeowner hacks” that we have recently found:

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How to Make Concrete Lamps Out of Plastic Soda Bottles

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How To Make a BBQ Smoker from Ikea Parts

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How To Design The Perfect Picture Wall

Want to be a hero at home? Give one of these home projects a try and let us know how it goes!

Good luck,

Team Zaarly

The Paper Trail Behind Building the All New Zaarly

21/09/12 21 September, 2012 18 notes

Products can be built in many different ways. But, no matter what the process, usually the end goal is always the same. A simple, useful and meaningful product that people love. 

We just released Zaarly 3.0. We wanted to share a few early sketches that we made on a favorite iPad app of ours, Paper.  

Many of the ideas below were killed, edited or morphed into something different. The editing process of going from an idea to an end product is the best and most challenging part. Paper really was a fun place to start.

Paper has a way of making things look and feel beautiful and focused yet not overly detailed so you can make core UI decisions that aren’t about the pixels.

You can see a lot of the new Zaarly (web and mobile) in many of these sketches. Many you can’t because they never made it to life. Hope you enjoy some of the thoughts behind these sketches. 

A few of Matt Donovan’s Sketches:

A few of Erica Burnett’s Paper Sketches:



A few of My Paper Sketches:


- Shane Mac - Zaarly.com

1/06/12 1 June, 2012 1 note

Bushakan: A Business Built on Zaarly

Lauren’s husband’s love for glasses was getting out of control. Literally. After a quick online search for a stand was fruitless, Lauren turned to Zaarly. What started out as a simple request quickly turned into something much more.

Tobi, an architect and designer, responded to her request and offered to help. After Lauren posted a picture of the initial prototype on Path, she knew they were onto something, “People just really freaked out and said they wanted one.”

So, Lauren and Tobi decided to turn a one-time project into something bigger. They launched a Kickstarter Campaign and formed their new venture called Bushakan. Just one month after meeting on Zaarly, multiple designs have already been put into production.

Lauren and Tobi’s story is a just another magical example of our mission at Zaarly: connecting talented sellers with excited buyers. Amazing things happen at this moment—ideas turn to action, communities come together, and things just get done.

“That’s what’s interesting about Zaarly; it’s removing the barriers between people who have something in common.” - Tobi

The world gets smaller and business gets better when you’re able to connect with real people around you. That’s the kind of world we’re building at Zaarly. Join us today.


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