When Diane Zissu’s son Travis was born in 1993, she quickly became frustrated by the dearth of what she considered to be the most basic, logical baby and toddler-care aidsmore......

When Diane Zissu’s son Travis was born in 1993, she quickly became frustrated by the dearth of what she considered to be the most basic, logical baby and toddler-care aids (like something to keep her package of baby wipes stationary while she struggled to hold Travis in place, lift the lid and peel off a wipe).

Her solution was simple: She invented what she needed – putting to personal use her professional expertise in commercial interior design, along with her first computer.

It wasn’t such a stretch, moving from the business of design and function for clients to design and function for the nursery. With the aid of her new computer, she researched the most functional and highest-quality materials to create high-style products that were both visually appealing and functional – initially just for her own little ones.