My sister Piggy knits. A lot. One might even say she knits compulsively. I blame myself: I taught her to knit when she was trying to give up smoking. Now she chain knits.
Having saturated the family market in personalized scarves, Piggy turned to other projects and finally settled on knitted, felted bags. So she [...]
Solid wood furniture, guest blogger Erik Braunitzer of Harden Furniture writes, “we have made it through some of the worst of the current economic decline and downtime, and he would like to take a moment to discuss with the readers of the CustomMade blog why the industry continues to [...]
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, The Wide World of Custom Making on April 22, 2010
CustomMade would like to wish everyone a Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day celebrations around the world today will remind us of the importance of promoting and maintaining a healthy, sustainable environment. However, being environmentally friendly isn’t just about caring for beautiful, pristine environments in far away places. We can make a positive environmental impact by [...]
Since I can remember, I have always adored curtains. They are not only pleasing to the eye but practical. They serve as insulation and, if interlined with blackout lining, can keep the light out in the morning for a bit of extra sleep. I have never been a fan of simply buying ready-made curtains. Custom-made [...]
Every week, interior designer Sally Henninger shares her thoughts on design, furniture and the custom made world.
Those of you who follow design have surely heard about Lonny, a relatively new interior design magazine available online. It is a great inspiration, and after Domino Magazine’s sad demise, I believe it has happily filled its place.
CustomMade has been well represented in Custom Woodworking Business Magazine’s long running Design Portfolio Contest. In February, we congratulated CustomMade subscribers Culin & Colella, Inc., for winning the 2010 Design Portfolio Award for the Residential Furniture Built-In Category. We have some belated but much deserved congratulations for two more CustomMade artisans: Andrew Pitts of Andrew [...]
For custom furniture clients, seeing their idea for a piece of furniture come to life is an important part of the appeal of having it custom made. Guest blogger Jason Andrew Hernandez of Jason Andrew Designs shares his experience with SketchUp, a computer program that involves the client in the design process and provides other [...]
Today my fiancee Lisa and I had the pleasure of visiting with several custom metal workers, furniture makers, and custom glass and ceramic artists at the Paradise City Fairs of Fine and Functional Art in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
The show was very well put together and coordinated, and we really enjoyed it. I wanted to share [...]
Today’s article by Anthony Ha at VentureBeat discusses our mission here at CustomMade.com and how we differ from other marketplaces for hand-crafted and/or customized products.
We’ve said it before and we say it again in the article – we believe custom is a service, not a product. What do you think?
The North Bennet Street School in Boston’s North End, one of the oldest crafts training programs in the country, has announced that Boston’s Gallery NAGA will host the exhibition, “For North Bennet Street: A Benefit Exhibition of Studio Furniture,” featuring handmade furniture from “some of the most prominent studio furniture makers in the United States.” The [...]