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

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Publisher Comments:

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)

Review:

"A partly serious, partly humorous look at materials we usually discard, the work provides step-by-step instructions on how to transform paper, plastic, metal, wood, concrete and fabric into such unlikely (and undesirable) household items as a chopstick clock or a colander light sconce. Berger and Hawthorne (the editor-in-chief and publisher, respectively, of ReadyMade magazine) also include acknowledged failures, such as the water bottle lounge chair, too fragile and noisy to sit on. Each section begins with a history of the 'raw' material, designed to make readers more aware of the environment and the uses of these materials. In addition to proposing new uses for Fed Ex boxes (a CD rack) and plastic detergent containers (an 'ultraclean coatrack'), the authors also offer how-to advice, both silly (how to write a love note) and useful (how to self-publish). The playfulness extends to noncraft instruction on what to do with plastic ('how to start a business on credit cards') and glass ('how to break through your own glass ceiling'). Inspired by Marcel Duchamp, who coined the term 'readymade,' the authors are interested in encouraging creative thinking as much as, if not more than, making re-purposed objects. Photos." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne, the handywomen behind "ReadyMade" magazine, comes a practical guide to creating fun, innovative projects out of ordinary household objects. Fifty simple-to-make project ideas are complemented by 200 color photos.

Synopsis:

We all love to read and learn from books, but The Repurposed Library takes our passion even further, presenting us with 33 projects to make--quite literally--out of books. For these projects, Lisa Occhipinti rescues and repurposes orphaned and outdated books from flea markets and library sales and turns them into new art objects and practical items for the home. Her creations range from artfully constructed mobiles, wreaths, and vases, to functional items like shelves, storage boxes, and even a Kindle "keeper" for those who want to replicate the sensation of holding a "real" book while reading from an e-reader. Projects utilize every imaginable part of a book--from hardback cover to individual pages--and are a DIY celebration of a new way to view a book's potential.

About 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400081073
Other:
Francis, Kate
Author:
Cross, Jeffery
Illustrator:
Francis, Kate
Author:
Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne
Author:
Occhipinti, Lisa
Author:
Francis, Kate
Author:
Berger, Shoshana
Author:
Hawthorne, Grace
Publisher:
Clarkson Potter Publishers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Recycling (waste, etc.)
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Papercrafts
Subject:
Crafts-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 4-COLOR PHOTOS
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.63 x 7.38 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A partly serious, partly humorous look at materials we usually discard, the work provides step-by-step instructions on how to transform paper, plastic, metal, wood, concrete and fabric into such unlikely (and undesirable) household items as a chopstick clock or a colander light sconce. Berger and Hawthorne (the editor-in-chief and publisher, respectively, of ReadyMade magazine) also include acknowledged failures, such as the water bottle lounge chair, too fragile and noisy to sit on. Each section begins with a history of the 'raw' material, designed to make readers more aware of the environment and the uses of these materials. In addition to proposing new uses for Fed Ex boxes (a CD rack) and plastic detergent containers (an 'ultraclean coatrack'), the authors also offer how-to advice, both silly (how to write a love note) and useful (how to self-publish). The playfulness extends to noncraft instruction on what to do with plastic ('how to start a business on credit cards') and glass ('how to break through your own glass ceiling'). Inspired by Marcel Duchamp, who coined the term 'readymade,' the authors are interested in encouraging creative thinking as much as, if not more than, making re-purposed objects. Photos." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , From Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne, the handywomen behind "ReadyMade" magazine, comes a practical guide to creating fun, innovative projects out of ordinary household objects. Fifty simple-to-make project ideas are complemented by 200 color photos.
"Synopsis" by ,
We all love to read and learn from books, but The Repurposed Library takes our passion even further, presenting us with 33 projects to make--quite literally--out of books. For these projects, Lisa Occhipinti rescues and repurposes orphaned and outdated books from flea markets and library sales and turns them into new art objects and practical items for the home. Her creations range from artfully constructed mobiles, wreaths, and vases, to functional items like shelves, storage boxes, and even a Kindle "keeper" for those who want to replicate the sensation of holding a "real" book while reading from an e-reader. Projects utilize every imaginable part of a book--from hardback cover to individual pages--and are a DIY celebration of a new way to view a book's potential.
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