I picked up my brother on the way to church the other day and he mentioned how he'd like a temple tie but hadn't seen one that he'd liked. So we kicked around the idea of designing our own. We created designs using photos we'd taken or friends had taken and I made some hi-res illustrations and toyed around with the idea until we came up with 5 that we had manufactured. We got our domain (www.RestorationMercantile.com) and have started selling. It's weird that this idea started in our driveway, but hey, whatever works, right?