ReadyMade: How to Make [Almost] Everything: A Do-It-Yourself Primer

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HOW TO MAKE {ALMOST} EVERYTHING

A Do-It-Yourself Primer

You need this book. As the stuff of life piles up and things spin out of control, we could all use a little help. These never-before-seen designs and how-tos are full of surprise and wonder. Learn how to turn everyday objects into spellbinding inventions to give away to friends or keep for yourself. Our simple self-improvement techniques will make you ...

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Overview

HOW TO MAKE {ALMOST} EVERYTHING

A Do-It-Yourself Primer

You need this book. As the stuff of life piles up and things spin out of control, we could all use a little help. These never-before-seen designs and how-tos are full of surprise and wonder. Learn how to turn everyday objects into spellbinding inventions to give away to friends or keep for yourself. Our simple self-improvement techniques will make you smarter, better-looking, and more well-adjusted.

(RE) MAKE IT!

This is the “sales copy” section. Here we will talk about how useful, delight-inducing, and excellently well put together this book is. If things have gone a little flat and you’re searching for inspiration, look no further. ReadyMade is full of fun projects for the whole family. It solves problems, cures dizzy spells, and holds open the door. It has a collegial, ’50s garage tinkerer sensibility. It read Popular Science as a kid and dreamt of building rockets. It launches with fiery trails. It soars. When it falls, it brushes itself off and starts over. It is the Captain of Creativity. Resistance is futile. This book is 100% hope.

First project: Personalize this book and protect it from theft by cutting out this portion of the cover and replacing it with your own photo. (See page 16)

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Editorial Reviews

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"ReadyMade embodies a spirit of not just DIY, not just reuse/recycle, but a revolutionary sort of aesthetic ethos that allows us to make elegant objects from unelegant things. Because elegance is decadent—and we can't have that during wartime—elegance is only acceptable if it's pasted together, with spit and glue, from the detritus of a too-prosperous/too-ridiculous world. This is ReadyMade. For now, it's the only tasteful way to have taste." —Dave Eggers

"The smart founders of ReadyMade magazine offer up a sophisticated, clever, and raw approach to design, guaranteed to thrill and inspire modern do-it-yourselfers of any age." —Todd Oldham

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400081073
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/6/2005
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne, the founders ofReadyMade magazine, have fed and cared for this animal. It will not be domesticated. It runs wild and breathes free.
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  • Posted March 28, 2010

    Disappointing

    I was expecting a more basic content. This contains ideas for making something from throw-aways, sort of like the crafts for kids kind of thing. I did like the layout and the way it was put together. A couple of the ideas did spark with me, I must admit.

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