A spectre is haunting the design world: the spectre of industrial style.
What was once synonymous with workaday life, writes Lisa Frederick in the industrial style Ideabook for the home design website Houzz, has become a trendy style characterized by a focus on “utilitarian surfaces, stripped-back architecture, and salvaged objects” and a refreshing, unpretentious, “proletarian [...]
Want to make your waist look great? Try custom belt buckles. Whether you want to go functional or flashy, a CustomMade maker can create a belt buckle for you in any style and from any material you’d like. Just take a look at a few men’s and women’s belt buckles our artisans have completed for [...]
People aren’t the only ones who deserve a little bling. Don’t forget your faithful animal companions. They always make you look great, so why not give them some custom attention, too? Take a look at the striking custom pet accessories our CustomMade artisans can create.
“Every pet deserves a little bling,” writes Paula Mullikin of [...]
The attractions of the natural world and the modern world so often seem to pull us in opposite directions. Where some might find an endless struggle or impasse, Jason Breitenbucher of AzArtistry finds balance through his custom fine art. He writes:
Native to Arizona, where I reside – my body bound and shaped [...]
Furniture with a minimalist theme follows the infamous mantra “less is more”. With crisp, sharp lines, free of distracting detail and clutter, minimalist furniture sits gently within a space, quietly making a bold impression.
The talented artisans of Sarabi Studio in Austin, Texas are master craftsmen in the art of minimalist furniture design. Lead designer [...]
If you’re a fan of the new hit series Portlandia starring Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, you’ve heard the adage “put a bird on it” a time or two. This refrain was taken from a comedic skit that suggests when a bird is placed on a functional object it heightens that object to art. The [...]
Browse through the CustomMade galleries and you’re certain to find artisan statements about adhering to eco-friendly practices and descriptions of projects created from responsibly sourced and/or recycled materials. Although wood may dominate many discussions of environmental sustainability in the galleries, you’ll discover that artisans working in many different media also share these concerns.
Hidden in plain sight, many objects we touch daily exist for us mentally only in functional terms if we consider them at all. And we usually consider them only when they break down and need to be repaired or replaced, like when the humble mailbox meets an ignominious end at a truck’s bumper or after [...]
Sitting. We do it every day, all the time. There’s nothing interesting about sitting, and the same can often be said about what we’re sitting on. Most of the time we put very little thought into exactly what it is we decide to rest our weary bodies on. As long as it can withstand our weight [...]
Inspiration is often depicted symbolically as a light bulb floating above our heads. The artisans of Shakúff have turned the tables, so to speak, on custom lighting by capturing the sources of their inspiration in exquisite fine art glass lamps, sconces, chandeliers, and pendants. Where does a glass artist like Shakúff’s Simon Peleg find his [...]