This was originally written on CustomMade’s discussion board by maker Paul Michael Bierker, designer, goldsmith and technologist at Paul Michael Design in Pittsburgh, PA. Paul’s work and commentary has ben featured in Vogue, Fortune, People Magazine, InStyle, AJM, Professional Jeweler, Modern Jeweler, and National Jeweler Magazineas-well-as numerous international publications.
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, Our Favorite Custom Finds on February 7, 2012
Just because the Super Bowl is over doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy a little game time.
At CustomMade we have it all. From pool to backgammon, cribbage to “nine men’s morris”. Whatever you need to pass the time between professional sports seasons, whatever it takes to keep events in the man cave from coming [...]
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, The Pro Shop on February 6, 2012
What do indie music and an emerging form of capitalism have in common?
“You won’t learn about it in business school, hear about it from Wall Street, or see it in Palo Alto,” writes noted commentator on economics, social issues, and design Bruce Nussbaum, but “indie” capitalism may be a solution to the economic woes [...]
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, For Customers on February 5, 2012
Super Bowl Sunday. The big day has finally arrived. Are you rooting for the Dynasty or the Giant killers?
If you’ll be watching the game just for the commercials, here’s a post from the vault of the CustomMade blog that will interest you far more than this entry.
Still here? Good.
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, Founder's Blog on February 4, 2012
Have you ever considered pallets as a source for beautiful reclaimed wood for custom furniture? Here is CustomMade CEO and Co-founder Mike Salguero’s contribution to the Stylelist Home blog from 1/24/12. Be sure to follow him on Stylelist as he continues to spread the custom word!
People might think pallets are strictly for moving furniture, [...]
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, Maker Spotlight on February 2, 2012
Looking for a unique Valentine’s gift for a special lady? Here’s a great piece of advice from Rebecca Snure of Nectar Silks: “All women love having silk scarves to accessorize the various pieces in their wardrobe.” And who wouldn’t want a one-of-kind, custom to wear piece? Rebecca can hand paint unique designs on these versatile, [...]