Staircases that look like trees, handrails that twist like vines, gates that seem to grow from the floor – custom metalwork that captures the natural world can bring an exquisite sense of beauty and vitality to functional fixtures that might otherwise be overlooked. CustomMade artisan John Smith of John Boyd Smith Metal Studios has created [...]
Does springtime have you ready to reclaim your favorite outdoor spots? CustomMade artisans can create custom outdoor garden and dining furniture for your lawns and patios in any style you can imagine. Check out these striking examples of unique iron outdoor furniture custom designed for durability and beauty.
Does winter’s approach have you dreaming about spring? Warm yourself with thoughts of days outdoors and start planning some additions to your lawn and garden. Custom outdoor benches can turn shady spots into inviting areas to rest, reflect, or converse with friends. Greg Hooper of Hooper Hill Custom Metal Designs in Roscoe, MO, has over [...]
We’ve featured some amazing custom home décor items inspired by fantastic creatures and ancient myths on our blog. Our modern mythology of science fiction can also be a fertile source for your custom imagination. [...]
No mythical creature is as recognizable universally as the mighty dragon. Although the reptilian monsters may symbolize fantasy literature and games in modern Western cultures, dragons have been a part of folklore from all over the world for thousands of years.
Although the weathervane has a history that dates back to Ancient Greece, for many of us the image of a weathervane shaped like a rooster spinning on top of a barn conjures up nostalgia for rural Americana. Though many weathervane designs were deliberately humorous, in the days before instant weather updates these devices had an [...]
Even with warmer nights ahead, the darkness and the evening chill can cut short your leisure time on your patio or backyard. Electrical lights are convenient, but sometimes they interfere with the mood you’d like for your after hour plans. Since you’re outside, consider adding a custom stone or custom metal outdoor fire feature to [...]