Art Deco was a popular international design movement lasting from 1925 until 1939. The movement was, in a sense, an amalgam of many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, Art Nouveau, and Futurism. Art Deco is characterized by use of materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, leather, [...]
Seth in Concepts & Buyer Guides
, For Customers on November 1, 2010
This article is brought to you by CustomMade‘s own Patrick Kennedy of Superior Woodcraft, Inc.
Craftsmen as country-builders
What does this coming election day have to do with craftsmen? Well, many of our famous founding fathers were craftsmen. Paul Revere is one person that always comes to my mind. While other early American [...]
Today while chatting at Wood Talk Online, I came across the Panofish Blog. There were so many awesome projects and videos, I had to pick one and share it with you. Enjoy!
I used 3dsmax to model my deck and shed. I recently converted the 3D deck & shed plans into sketchup so that [...]
How do intellectual property protections apply to furniture designs and other custom made items?
CustomMade Ventures (which owns CustomMade.com) has created a cyber-marketplace that connects customers seeking (you guessed it) custom made furniture and other custom items to the artisans who make these creations. Their target audience is a growing [...]
As a follow up to the post Transforming Furniture Part 1, this time we take a look at some amazing videos that show multi functional furniture at its best. Break out the popcorn, its showtime!
First, I stumbled upon these videos that really peaked my interest while fishing for the latest in transforming pieces. Below [...]
Lately I’ve been noticing the popularity around transforming furniture more and more. Ahh yes, cue the Transformer theme song; however, I’m thinking less about robots in disguise and more about multifunctional, innovative furniture. This concept is not a new one, but changing designs, usages and styles throughout the years allows for inventive and exciting new ideas [...]
The following publication was coordinated by our friend Tanya and written by Irina Zhorov over at BarefootFloor. BarefootFloor has their own blog, featuring home ideas, remodeling advice, DIY tips, and more. Special thanks to Tanya and the rest of Barefootfloor for sharing with us today!
Seth in Concepts & Buyer Guides
, For Customers on July 15, 2010
The following is a contribution from our friend David Mathias. David is the author of the up and coming book book “Greene & Greene Furniture – Poems of Wood & Light.” David is a photographer with a computer science background, and taught at the college level for 14 years before pursuing interests in photography and woodworking. [...]
Guest blogger and artisan Steve Williams of John Samuel Custom Cabinetry takes us through the process of creating his latest project, a contemporary bow front vanity. My latest project is a contemporary bow front vanity for a client in Manhattan. It’s a relatively small piece ( 36″ wide by 34 3/4″ high by 17″ deep ) that [...]