My First Ever Giveaway From an Amazing New Company -- Twovet

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Today I want to introduce you to a young guy I met through the blogging network.  His name is Tim, and he invented a new product while in school. Yup, just like I did (haha just kidding).  He is a super nice guy and his new product is genius.  It's called the Twovet, and is a custom duvet with one thin and one thick side, for couples who like different warmth comforters.  So, after a lot of back and forth, we did an interview and he is giving away one of his products, a queen size Twovet, to one of my readers.  It's my first ever giveaway.  I love entering giveaways and am so grateful for those of you who do them, but I've never really thought to try to do my own, until I saw this product.  Who knows, maybe I'll do a ton of them now, but you can be sure it will be products I really believe in, like this one:

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The Twovet up for grabs is worth about $200, but honestly, would be worth so much more to a couple who disagrees about the blankets and ends up with a disaster of a bed every morning because one person is stealing covers and the other is kicking them off.   Here is the Twovet:


All you have to do to be eligible to win the Twovet giveaway is leave a comment here about what you think of his product, and like Tim on Facebook or Follow on Twitter.

Here is the interview, where you can learn more about Tim and his product, and hopefully be inspired by his creativity and drive: 
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

My name is Tim Doyle and I currently work full-time in the finance industry. At night, I am taking classes at Suffolk University towards my MBA. I currently live just west of Boston and grew up in New Hampshire. At an early age, I became fascinated with the operations of small businesses. When I have down time, I enjoy golf, snowboarding, traveling and hanging out with friends and family.

2. So you invented a comforter called the Twovét™. Tell us about it:

Over the years, my friends and family have given me a hard time for new product ideas. Similar to most people, I would think of solutions to problems that I currently had. However, none of these ideas came to fruition until the Twovét™.

Over the last few years, my girlfriend and I always fought about the number of comforters needed on our bed. She thought it was too hot in the room and I thought it was too cold. It's slightly embarrassing to admit that I was the colder one. More often than not, the female is the colder of the two. Likewise, my girlfriend was very picky about the way the bed looked, given she was studying interior design. Apparently, having three extra multi-colored twin comforters on one side of the bed, is not "aesthetically pleasing".

After the disagreements, I figured there must be a solution for this. After searching the internet in some detail for a comforter with two different thicknesses, I came up empty. From that point on, I was determined to create a comforter that provided comfort for couples with different warmth tolerances. The Twovét™ is a down alternative comforter designed with a warm (thick) side and cool (thin) side to satisfy different sleeping preferences. The name Twovét™ is the combination of the words "two" and "duvet".

3. What was your "Ah-ha" moment?

"Ah-ha" #1: After discussing this topic with friends, family and acquaintances, I realized that most couples have different sleeping preferences and there may be a need for a product like this.

"Ah-ha" #2: I made a sale to someone that I didn't know.

4. How did you go about making a prototype?

Two hours after deciding that I wanted to move forward with this idea, I drove to my parents house with a bag of materials from Jo-Ann Fabric. Thankfully my mother is skilled with the sewing machine and we had a miniature prototype created by the end of the day.

5. How can readers learn more about the product?

Feel free to check out our website, We are also on Facebook.

6. What advice would you give someone in the interior design industry that is looking to bring a product to market?

Many people get caught up with an idea. I would argue that the idea represents only 5% of the process. The other 95% is related to execution.

Create a product that solves a problem that you currently have.

Get as much feedback, as early as you can from people other than friends or family.

7. Is there anything else you would like to add?

Entrepreneurship is something that I am extremely passionate about. If there is one thing that I would like readers to take away from this interview, it is that anything is possible. If you decide that you want to invent the next product X, START TODAY! If any of your readers have additional questions or would like advice on how to get started with a product of their own, feel free to have them email me directly at


Isn't he great?  I know he really means it about talking to people who have their own business ideas, too.   So please help me support this young entrepreneur by:

1. Leaving a comment here about the product; and
2. Liking The Twovet on Facebook or following on Twitter.

The giveaway closes on January 18 at 12:00 -- all entries must be in by then, and I hope to announce the winner on January 19.

Good luck everyone!

And since this is a design blog, I want to show you my top 15 bedrooms that I've been drooling over as I obsess think about a new guest room:


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