Pedro in For Makers
, 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 [...]
Pedro in Company News and Info
, For Customers
, For Makers on September 27, 2011
CustomMade CEO and Co-founder Mike Salguero is now a regular blogger on prominent AOL websites such as The Huffington Post and Stylelist. He’ll be writing about entrepreneurship, economic trends, consumers, and, no doubt, the custom revolution. His first piece on Stylelist Home promotes the economic benefits of spending your dollars on local businesses, a subject [...]
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 [...]
How will the custom makers of the next generation get their start?
This is a question we’ve addressed numerous times on the CustomMade blog. We’ve featured stories about mid-life career transformations, guilds and schools dedicated to teaching crafts, and government/business partnerships in other countries. We’ve recently showcased CustomMade artisan Jamison Sellers, who mentors a small [...]
Pedro in For Makers
, The Pro Shop on August 22, 2011
A prospective client is interested in placing a large order with you. As you’re hammering out a quote, the client makes an unusual request. Could you forward part of their payment to a shipping company via wire transfer? An oversight on the client’s part, the company doesn’t accept credit cards. The client will even throw [...]
Pedro in Concepts & Buyer Guides
, For Customers on June 24, 2011
Ever hear an advertisement that was too good to be true?
Many consumers who are weighing whether or not to invest in custom furniture face a bottom-line issue: the apparent high price when compared to what is available at retail stores or discount warehouse outlets. So when Kandas Nesbitt-Rodarte, co-founder and CEO of Shaka Studios [...]
The following is a guest publication from our own David Getts. David’s work has been featured in CabinetMaker, Fine Homebuilding, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles magazines, along with various feature articles. His book, “Making Mantels”, published by Linden Publishing, was released in [...]