Thursday, December 31, 2009

We will be in The News and we carry it as well.

We have been talking about an article to come in
this Sundays Allentown Morning Call
and one that just ran last week in The Kutztown Patriot.

Our good News!

Not only have we been in The News but we carry a line of Recycled Newspaper Bags from a company in Los Angeles, California - called


Started by Artist Dahli Coles.

See below image to see what we currently carry - you can also click on the above link to go directly to her website.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Well Monica Cabrera from the Allentown Morning Call came in this morning for
Look for the article in THIS Sundays Business Section - on the front page!

It was fun and we look forward to the images they pick. She could not resist picking up a "ye Olde English Dunny"

she got this one - - -

but wait, there's more (pause)
two surprise implements not pictured.

The ye olde English are super cool (pause) thanks for the photos and for treating yourself.

some of the rest of the collection............

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Our stores hours for you locals are as follows:
Monday : 11am-6pm
Tuesday : Closed
Wednesday: 11am-6pm
Thursday: 11am-6pm
Friday: 11am-6pm
Saturday: 11am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm

Also keep a lookout for an article on our shop in The Morning Call (Allentown paper) this Sunday, written by Staff Writer Tyrone Richardson!

We are already thinking about our next window display, which will be installed when the night has "veiled the pole" the last week of January. Kutztown's passersby will awaken to a new color, a new treat for the eye, something that could possibly dispel deep winter drudgery.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

LAST Chance - Open till 3 on XMAS EVE.

We decided to have a 1/2 day on Christmas Eve so we will be open until 3PM for any of you last minute people..... closed on Christmas day and after that?


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Today we will open at 11 and close at 6PM.

On most Tuesdays we open at 2:30 but today is special so expect OPEN doors at 11:ooAM.

Also very exciting is the arrival of our Flensted Mobiles - Much better than a photo in a catalog & mobiles have special powers of relaxation

I'm not kidding - they shave away the stress.

Who on this planet could not use a bit of stress shaving.

So pack the crew in the FAMILY TRUCKSTER and head on over to the

MADE shop to marvel at our newest addition.

See you there.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

EXCEPTIONLAB cups are interesting..

EXCEPTIONLAB cups styled directly after the "Greek" WE ARE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU paper variety have been a popular item in the MADE shop. We are happy to have them - anyone who has ever had a cup of coffee in Manhattan not from Starbucks has, most likely handled this paper icon of New York City. The ceramic version was licenced by Graham Hill the founder of TREEHUGGER ,which is the leading online sustainability based media outlet on the planet. We like kindness to our planet.

Have a great day - DAVE

The sign is up.

Here are a few shots of the SIGN designed by me - installed. kinda windy on installation day but myself and Lewis managed to get it done......

Hey who arranged my paper cut outs? Was that you Shawn Ireland?

Merry Christmas, almost!

Sunny today - very beautiful but hardly any customers..... At least I have time to BLOG.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Blizzard in the works will not stop us!!!!!!!!!!

Apparently there is a blizzard brewing - maybe 12" in K-TOWN
- I say SO -

-whats the big deal -

We will be open and if you are stranded in town just walk on over to

MADE shop
and have a look.

Still lots of interesting items for those special people in your life.

I will be inside and warm - DAVE

Monday, December 14, 2009

Flensted Mobile's coming soon!

I must say shop keeping is still fun!

People are excited to see what we have done with the EX computer wizards store front. We are merchants and are paving the "design highway" here in Kutztown - introducing great design both inexpensive and not, to the design starved population. Most of what we are selling is VERY new to the local peoples. I know that Christian Flensted made his first mobile in 1954 thats 55 years old to you and me - BUT - have they been in Kutztown? I would venture to guess NO! So very soon you can come and see them here.

Bye until next time - DAVE

Sunday, December 13, 2009


We are open on Sundays, a day I believe is when the word cabin fever was invented. It is a day when I need to SLAM the door behind me and wander for a while. I sit in our shop and wait for fellow wanderers........and they come. It is raining but their faces tell me "I know the weather is foul but I needed to get out and find something alive!" I am here, I am alive, I have a little Yann Tiersen vibrating the walls and they begin to feel a little like they have left Kansas. They are transported to the world of fellow studio artists like Ayala Naphtali, Terri Logan, David Weeks, Sam Buxton, Shawn Ireland, Bandana Pottery, and the secret underground world of Evereman (I know his/her identity but "I'll never tell") and the above, sort of below ground of Kidrobot. I regale them with stories and probably give them a little more than their Sunday stroll bargained for. They leave nonetheless with a MADE shop bag in hand and go home glad they threw on their coat and left the world of mundane behind them!
Happy Sundays.........hope to see you.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A busy Saturday and no Snow - yehah!


Today all new faces and lots OH KIDROBOT. Plus Sam Buxton - AKA Mikro Man has people captivated. We are still getting used to the "shopkeep" thing but are surprised with the compliments and excitement of the MADE shop.

I was GREEN today - Meaning dressed in all green - yet another unexpected plus (I get to dress up).

Bye for now - DAVE


We got through our "grand Opening" without a hitch - people are still fascinated to see what we have come up with. The Mayor, Sandy Green came for a ribbon cutting and our local paper in Kutztown "The Patriot" sent a roving reporter Phil to catch all the action - all you locals look for the article this week or next.

The window sculpture has been snagging people with its coolness and many customers really dig the "DAVID WEEKS" wooden gorillas and bears

We will keep on truckin.........

MADE shop

Thursday, December 10, 2009


KIDROBOT - hey they really like it! And check out the David Weeks "ashtrays"..

Shawn Ireland day today - sold a couple of his wonderful items and it is also his birthday -

Happy Birthday Shawn-


Monday, December 7, 2009


Monday will be our Closed day - but we are eagerly looking forward to Tuesday at 2:30 PM - our late opening day. We will post out opening HOURS as soon as we finalize them.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

DAY TWO...........................................

Day two.

Well-A Sunday no SNOW and more people. Everyone who walks in is flabbergasted - "this, in Kutztown." or " I in Soho.." or "so GLAD to see this here" endless positive comments and KIDROBOT has been popular. We look forward to our development at MADE shop. The MAYOR (Sandy Green) even stopped by - she too was quite surprised!

The place for cool.

we rock, so do all of the things we sell and our flabbergasted customers.

DAVE - MADE shop

Saturday, December 5, 2009



MADE shop!