CustomMade in For Makers
, The Pro Shop on September 7, 2011
Do you belong to your local trade association? Do you know what benefits you could see by doing so?
“A trade association, also known as an industry trade group, business association or sector association, is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry. An industry trade association participates [...]
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, For Customers on September 4, 2011
Flip through your TV channels; pick up your smartphone; glance at the corner of your computer screen (which you can now find on your TV and your phone, too). You’ll see the time on an electronic banner digitally ticking away. As pervasive as time trackers are nowadays, luxury wristwatches and pocket watches remain elegant, distinctive, [...]
What inspired Mike Rowe to create and host the popular “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe” series on the Discovery Channel?
An exploding toilet, memories of his grandfather, and a 30-year transformation in society’s attitudes towards skilled work. Mr. Rowe reflects in a piece for Politico.com:
I remember one Saturday morning, when I was [...]
CustomMade in Concepts & Buyer Guides
, For Customers
, For Makers on September 2, 2011
“Buy local!” We hear it so often and it seems like such a nice warm fuzzy idea that who could possibly disagree with it? But how often do we stop and think about exactly why buying local is a good idea?
Here are some very real and compelling reasons given by the non-profit Independent We [...]
Pedro in For Customers
, Maker Spotlight on September 1, 2011
If you’ve browsed our custom guitars gallery or searched for inlay work through CustomMade, you’ve probably noticed the stunning projects by Robinson Custom Inlays that combine the two art forms. We’ve previously blogged about two of artisan Larry Robinson’s exquisitely inlaid guitars, the China Guitar, which took 11 years to complete, and the Lindisfarne Guitar, [...]