Tammy in Custom Inspiration on December 4, 2012
Is it just me, or do you feel like the craze of holiday shopping gets worse and worse each year, but the gift options all stay the same? Socks, ties, coffee… we’ve seen it all before. Pull yourself out of the generic doldrums by giving custom gifts to show you really care.
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Rhiannon in Custom Inspiration
, Maker Spotlight on November 13, 2012
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 [...]
Tess in Custom Inspiration
, Maker Spotlight on November 9, 2012
Alright you geeks out there: this one’s for you. Here’s a tale about True Love featuring Charlie Brown, Halloween and of course, Star Wars. (Not a big reader? Scroll down to check out the video of the proposal!)
It all began in a tattoo shop – that’s where Joe and Emily met a few years [...]
Here’s an awesome story and experience that Chris Fralic of First Round Capital shared on his blog, nothingtosay.com. You can check out the post originally here, or read on and scroll right to see how he took a bit of forgotten history and made it something new.
I thought I’d share an experience I had recently with [...]
When CustomMade customer, Mike, was shopping for an engagement ring for his sweetheart, he knew he wanted something a little different than the standard designs that he saw in most stores; however, he didn’t quite know where to start. Lucky for him (and the girl!) he happened upon Tossy Dawn Designs on our site. In Tossy’s [...]
Tess in Custom Inspiration
, For Customers on October 12, 2012
As the Founder of Couture Chateau, I tackle myths about custom daily. The truth is I love this discussion because it opens a door to share my passion for the intentionally made. Here are the three things I hear most from my clients and what I tell them in return.
1. Too Expensive. Beautifully crafted items [...]
We continue to be impressed by the talented Makers in the CustomMade community and their ability to step up to a good challenge – no matter how crazy it might be. This project for BODIES: The Exhibition was certainly no different. As the exhibition continued travelling to science museums across the country, they found that they needed [...]
CustomMade customer Tammy loves the ocean. Having gone to for school for Marine Biology, she discovered that whales were what interested her most. She says she has “a special spot in my heart for all things Cetacea” (the Latin word for Whale). Tammy approached CustomMade with the idea of honoring her favorite sea mammal. She [...]
To celebrate her daughter’s fifth birthday, CustomMade customer Kristie knew she wanted to do something extra special. Her daughter, lover of pink and princesses, required a new bed with unconventional dimensions. Kristie posted her project on CustomMade hoping to find a skilled maker creative enough to design and build such a unique bed which and [...]
Finding the perfect ring to get engaged with can be more than a little nerve wracking. Taking someone’s entire personality and putting it into one ring is beyond a challenge. Right off the bat, CustomMade customer Justin knew that the average diamond ring wasn’t what he was looking for. He wanted something that was special [...]