Watching the Antiques Roadshow recently, I was reminded how important the stories behind our possessions can be.
One way of getting excited about furniture is to have it custom made by a talented artisan with whom you have been able to share your vision. Imagine, then, if the piece you have dreamed of has the [...]
What’s it like to have custom jewelry designs brought to life just for you?
After months of looking for a retail engagement ring and wedding set for sale online, Katy Passanisi only found things that were “kind of” what she wanted but nothing that was “doing it for her.” She finally found CustomMade artisan Austin [...]
Exclusively designed custom architectural elements can help turn your place of business into a memorable environment your customers will want to return to and share with their friends. CustomMade artisan Cory Wagner of DumpTruck Design creates fixtures, built-ins, and other architectural elements in close collaboration with his commercial clients and other designers. His completed projects [...]
BBQ and Beer. These two delightful American staples are a favorite way to beat the summer sizzle. The small town of Deer River, Minnesota celebrated both last Saturday at the 3rd Annual Deer River BBQ and Brew Fest. BBQ champions from across the state pulled out all the stops and competed in four delectably different [...]
The diaspora of reclaimed materials from the world famous Coney Island park in Brooklyn, NY, was the subject of a recent article in the New York Times. Over the past few years, discarded Brazilian ipe wood from the iconic Coney Island boardwalk, sometimes literally rescued from dumpsters, writes Liz Robbins, has been used to create [...]
Upcycling involves reclaiming objects that would otherwise be thrown away and using them to create new works that preserve or improve the quality of the original objects. If you browse our CustomMade galleries for upcycling ideas and inspirations for your own custom projects, you will see that there is a characteristic aesthetic dimension to this [...]
Written by Heather Bailey of CustomMade’s Maker Success Team.
It’s not often you have the opportunity to see how the furniture you fill your life with is built. It’s even more rare when you get to lend a hand in actually building it. For CustomMade customer Lorenz, being heavily involved with the entire process of [...]
What’s the toughest design challenge your home bar ideas will face when you try to make them a reality? Whether you have a very particular theme in mind, a challenging space to fill, or just need the right finishing touches, our CustomMade artisans will work with you to build your custom home bar exactly as [...]
Do you have repurposed furniture in your home? Are you sure? You may be repurposing right now. Have you brought your work home and spread it out across the dining table? Are you resting your feet on a coffee table? Our practical and creative urges are constantly finding new ways to use our furniture. Fortunately, [...]