SmartJars® were designed and patented by Giacomo Strollo,
president and founder of The Strollo Design Company, located in San Diego,
California. As an avid BBQ and dry rub enthusiast, SmartJars® were born out of
a need to safely and neatly store bulk spices, but, ended up becoming useful
for much, much more.
“I was spending way too much money on tiny containers of
spices from chain grocery stores. I quickly moved on to purchasing spices in
bulk from a local market. Then the big problem was: What do I do with all these
baggies of spices that accumulated in my cupboard? Most of the spice jars on
the market were too small for the quantities I cook in. They were too
expensive, and I didn’t really like the way most of them looked. When I found
containers that worked somewhat, many didn’t seal well, smelled of chemicals,
were of poor quality, or weren’t transparent.”
SmartJars® have evolved from a food-safe solution to store
spices, into a way for makers, engineers, wood workers, fabricators, and
crafters to organize their work spaces.
“At The Strollo Design Company, SmartJars® are a vital part
of keeping our workshop and lab spaces organized. We carry a large inventory of
hardware and fasteners that need a reliable and easy to use organizing system.
We have a wall in our workshop loaded up with hundreds of SmartJars® that
utilize an alpha-numeric labeling system. This set up allows us to quickly find
the parts we need, and return them to the same spot every time.”
Here at SmartJars®, we love building, making, and being
creative as much as our customers do. We really enjoy hearing feed back on the
value that our product brings to their creative spaces, and it pushes us
further in turning this little idea into something bigger.