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, Maker Spotlight on January 20, 2012
Having custom jewelry designed for your fiancée can be challenging. Trying to get it done on online can add to the stress and uncertainty, unless you’re working with a CustomMade maker like David Friedlander of Diamonds by Lauren. It takes a special combination of artistry, web savvy, and customer service to make that experience enjoyable [...]
Pedro in Custom Inspiration
, For Customers on January 18, 2012
Although home remodeling is a wonderful opportunity to turn to the future and develop a new look for your space, your home’s unique history and your family’s own stories can be a part of that future though unique custom furniture that literally reclaims and incorporates pieces from your past. Take a look at a few [...]
Marcie in For Makers
, The Pro Shop on January 16, 2012
An informative article written by CustomMade guest blogger Doug Turner of Turner Custom Furniture. Doug is a very talented woodworker as-well- as a savvy businessman. Doug likes to share his business and marketing tips with other craftspeople in order to help them run efficient, successful businesses.
Think of Google Docs as an online version of Microsoft [...]
Pedro in CustomMade Connections
, For Customers on January 15, 2012
There’s a story behind every custom project, and some pieces are also designed to tell a story. CustomMade’s own Eric Toczko, Director of Business Development, recently commissioned Shawn Turley of DST Studio to create a cutting board for his newlywed friends. Eric writes in his review:
Worth the wait!! Shawn was a bit [...]
Pedro in Concepts & Buyer Guides
, For Customers on January 13, 2012
How do you create a space that will appeal to female buyers without alienating male buyers?
Interior designer Marlene Makowka’s model condominium suite for Tridel’s Argento in Toronto was designed to meet this challenge. She shares some aspects of her approach with Lisa Van de Ven in the National Post article, “Curvy shapes and light [...]
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, Maker Spotlight on January 12, 2012
How many steps does it take for you to get custom shoes?
If Alex Kovalenko of Esatto Custom Footwear handcrafts them, 23.
With a combination of Old World shoe making and modern technology (and the post office), Alex creates footwear for people who have difficulties enjoying an active lifestyle because they can’t find shoes that [...]
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, Our Favorite Custom Finds on January 11, 2012
My obsession with chairs continues.
On CustomMade.com we have so many talented artisans making unique and stylish chairs. I featured many in my blog yesterday which are whimsical, stylish, trendy and functional. Yet I purposefully omitted one chair from the list.
The Cigar Chair (aka The Man Throne).
The Cigar Chair designed by Darafeev Custom Furniture. Talk [...]