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, Our Favorite Custom Finds on September 7, 2011
There’s something undeniably clean, modern and striking about this rocking horse which is actually based on an antique German folk toy.
The maker of this rocking horse is Michael Willard of Willard Woodwrights in Bridgeton, MO.
“This horse is number 20 of 30 in a numbered, limited series known as the Old Paint [...]
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, 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 [...]
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, 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 [...]
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, 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, [...]
Mass High Tech and the Boston Business Journal have announced their business leader award winners for 2011, and CustomMade is proud to find our CEO Mike Salguero named as one of the Boston Business Journal’s Rising Stars, 15 innovative leaders under the age of 30 in the Greater Boston economy. The MHT All-Stars and BBJ [...]
Animal Planet has a brand new show called Tanked which chronicles the wild world of custom and large-scale aquarium tank building.
“Following the antics of two brothers-in-law as they run the largest aquarium manufacturing company in the nation, Tanked dunks viewers into the high-decibel, family-owned business of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM). Led by business partners, [...]
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, Our Favorite Custom Finds on August 30, 2011
Alex Fethiere’s work is just plain fun to look at. Case in point, this table which was upcycled from two steel dinner trays found at a flea market. Maybe it’s just a conversation piece? Maybe a practical dining solution for the “family of two?” It’s up to you!