On Friday, November 19th, the CustomMade crew took some time out from chasing website bugs, implementing new features, and helping our Artisan subscribers get signed up – we decided to volunteer at the East End House near our office in Cambridge, MA. For over 135 years, East End House has offered [...]
Did you ever experience custom-making as a kid? Steve Trevathan, our senior Design and Front-end Developer shares his childhood memory of concocting custom creations with his siblings – and how a custom ant farm led to a lasting family landmark.
At CustomMade, we believe that the whole idea of custom embodies higher quality and reliability in addition to a higher level of uniqueness than is typically found in todays goods. We recently came across a collection of articles on Forbes about custom goods that portrayed the idea of custom in a very intangible and lavishly [...]
At CustomMade, we are constantly growing our subscriber base, but better yet frequently making good friends. Every once in a while we are fortunate enough to have a maker share some of their work with us at the CustomMade headquarters. We’ve had Jim Ayer send us a gorgeous puzzle. (Which took a [...]
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It was a blustery, leaf-crunchy autumn day when Ben from Sales and I set out to Providence to set up the CustomMade booth for the 15th Annual Fine Furnishings Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
I work showcasing hundreds of custom pieces every day on the site. I read all about how each piece [...]
There was blood, sweat and spray mount fingers last weekend as seven of us from the CustomMade team piled into cars and drove our way over to Queens, NY for our first ever Maker Faire. Under a tent surrounded by boundless creativity, we were provided a 10′ x 10′ space: a blank canvas made of chain link [...]
There is some serious excitement going on at the CustomMade.com headquarters today, as we’ve been gearing up to head over to New York for the 2010 World Maker Faire! CustomMade.com will have a booth at the fair supplying you all with CM tee shirts, buttons, and secret [...]
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 [...]