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 [...]
Are you looking events that showcase the best art from your local community?
If you’re in central New Jersey this weekend, Sept. 10-11, 2011, check out “The Blending of Art and Wine.” Four vineyards will host the works of area artisans, and admission is free to the public.
CustomMade Master Craftsman Eric Saperstein of Artisans [...]
CustomMade in Concepts & Buyer Guides
, For Customers
, For Makers on September 2, 2011
“Buy local!” We hear it so often and it seems like such a nice warm fuzzy idea that who could possibly disagree with it? But how often do we stop and think about exactly why buying local is a good idea?
Here are some very real and compelling reasons given by the non-profit Independent We [...]
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 [...]
A key benefit of custom shopping is the chance to pair up with a local maker and support a local business. This past Thursday, Superior Woodcraft, Inc. and the Doylestown Business and Community Alliance welcomed more than four-hundred local business representatives to Buy-Local Networking and Business Card Exchange – several PA state and local officials [...]
Kimberly Benson of Independent Designer’s Market/ IDM tells us about how her organization seeks to carve out a space for Boston’s independent designers and artists in the community – starting this Saturday in Harvard Square!
Independent Designer’s Market/ IDM Boston is a new retail shopping experience where independent designers and artists come together to show [...]
Pedro in Custom Inspiration
, For Customers on January 24, 2011
What do you gain by using reclaimed wood in your custom furniture project? You’ll be supporting environmentally friendly practices and local artisan businesses. Your furniture can be made to fit any decorating style you like and it will have a one-of-a-kind backstory. Salvaged wood also contains aesthetic elements produced through aging or past trauma that [...]