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In 2001, was launched to promote the sale of our line of independent DVD productions. Popular series such as the Ambient DVDs quickly opened opportunities for Vat19 to leverage its web presence beyond merely selling its own products.

In 2005, in preparation for the busy holiday season, Vat19 introduced its first non-DVD product. Its fireplace-scented candles were an instant hit with its large customer base of video fireplace customers. So, the wise sages at began to search the world for other, "curiously awesome" products to promote.

Our Killer Philosophy

Our killer philosophy is to present killer products with killer photography, killer video, and killer descriptions. Maybe that's overkill.

In all seriousness, we believe shopping should be entertaining and fun. Products should be presented beautifully, be it in still pictures, video, or, in our case, bad writing. We learned a long time ago that if all else fails, employ self-deprecation before others can deprecate you.

The Story Behind the Name

We get asked all the time, "What's with the name? What does Vat19 mean?". Well, we made a video explaining how we came up with our curiously awesome name. Check it out below.

We encourage you to post a video response or send us an email with your story of how we arrived at our name. Awesome entries may be posted right here on our website. They may also receive glorious prizes.

The Studio

All of our product videos and DVDs are shot in our 6,000 square foot soundstage located in suburban St. Louis, MO. This space allows us to beautifully and creatively present our products to our fabulous customers.

The Evil Boss was started by and is operated by St. Louis native Jamie Salvatori. His philosophy is to create fun, entertaining, and descriptive web pages for each and every curiously awesome product sold on

Jamie has surrounded himself with fantastic employees who share his passion for finding cool products and creative ways to promote them!

The evil boss, Jamie Salvatori, is pictured above "testing" our Monster Margarita Glass.

Our Curiously Awesome Newsletter: sent twice-monthly, has coupons, and is generally awesome. Learn more.

Check out our latest video!

PyroPet Candles

Added August 30, 2014
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