Caroline Bagby in Custom Inspiration on April 8, 2013
With wedding season on the horizon, inspirational Pinterest boards are filling up with mason jar creations, repurposed white Christmas lights and lots of chalkboard paint. But if you’re anything like us and craving more than DIY candle holders, take the reused and recycled initiative a step further with some custom wedding goods for the brides-to-be.
We’re putting our [...]
Posted by Tammy in on April 5, 2013
Wedding season is upon us! Brides and grooms are searching for the perfect accessories to make their special day unique and wedding-goers are on the hunt for one-of-a-kind gifts that don’t fit into an envelope (cash is great, but come on!).
As a Maker, you may not think your work is appealing to [...]
Posted by Caroline Bagby in on April 5, 2013
At the end of 2012 we brought you our Year in Review, and if you thought that was impactful, well, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Our team has grown and we packed a pretty impressive punch during our first quarter (we break the year into 3 month intervals for optimal goal-hitting power), so we wanted to [...]
Caroline Bagby in Custom Inspiration on April 4, 2013
The spring months call for the dusting off of luscious libations. Your robust red wines may have been keeping you toasty all winter, but it’s time to break out the fruity and crisp goodness that puts some pep back in your step.
There’s something about warmer weather that makes having a get together twice as fun and [...]
Posted by CustomMade in on April 3, 2013
Not too long ago CustomMade was introduced to the Craft Emergency Relief Find + Artists’ Emergency Resources, otherwise known as CERF+. We thought it was important to let our Makers know about this great organization that supports Makers with business and career-strengthening programs and emergency relief support. We caught up with our friends over [...]
Posted by Caroline Bagby in on April 2, 2013
All 65 tables in the relentlessGENERATOR office, a division of Sony DADC, are interconnected. Dancing across the top of each birch wood table is an abstract pattern that essentially never ends. In fact, if you were to put all 65 together, you’d see one unified design which is exactly what Daniel Frydman, VP and [...]
Caroline Bagby in Custom Inspiration on April 1, 2013
Every year on April 1st the pranksters come out of the woodwork. Gullible is the buzzword as you’re tricked into believing your phone screen is emitting scents, The White House is issuing a message from the President and you’re on your way to finding a buried treasure with your GPS. Excitement mounts only to be shot down [...]
Caroline Bagby in Company News and Info on March 29, 2013
The CustomMade headquarters has been getting a facelift over the past few months and the icing on the cake arrived yesterday. While we’ve expanded, gutted, decorated, lighted and everything in between, the real finisher was our new custom reclaimed community table made by Puddle Town Woodworking.
We wanted to work with one of CustomMade’s fabulous Makers [...]
Posted by Caroline Bagby in on March 28, 2013
Leather is incredibly enticing, but it’s kind of like babies before you’re a parent – nice to look at, but you don’t really know how to care for it. Well, I’m here to debunk the leather maintenance mystery. Before you know it you’ll be wearing a leather jacket, while sitting on your leather couch, and [...]
Caroline Bagby in Custom Creation Stories on March 26, 2013
It didn’t take long for Rachel Allison to catch her Golden Snitch. A few years into college, Rachel moved to a new living area and quickly became friends with Jaquie Richards, a Harry Potter-loving muggle. As a Minneapolis area expert, Rachel started taking Jaquie around to Twin Cities hotspots during which the two fell in [...]