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DESIGN
Wine Bottle Candle Holder
A clever nod to everyone's favorite readymade candle holder, this twist on the repurposed wine bottle concept celebrates the the shape of the low-budget accessory. While it keeps the curvy top of the source material, it eliminates the bulky body...
DESIGN
ReadyMade 100 Project Manual
When ReadyMade magazine recently hosted a DIY project contest, there was an overwhelming response. Enter the ReadyMade 100 Project Manual, a do-it-themselves response to making a book containing their favorite 100 reader submissions. This ingenious...
DESIGN
Glassphemy
A colossal container made from bullet-proof glass, Glassphemy withstands some serious blows as people throw bottles from the platform above in an effort to rethink and revive the act of recycling. Created by Macro Sea—the studio that stirred...
DESIGN
Committee: Plastic Relics
by Richard Prime Deptford, London-based Committee, one of the firms most cleverly adopting cradle-to-cradle design practices, recently launched a new conceptual series called Plastic Relics, a project exploring the links between traditional crafts...
STYLE
Victoria Mason Miniature Readymade Jewelry
Miniaturizing some of our favorite objects in sterling silver, Victoria Mason's line of sterling silver jewelry satisfies a penchant both for all things tiny and for readymades. Her designs replicate the beauty of the everyday, items like clothespins...
CULTURE
Macro | Sea Dumpster Pools
Transforming a dumpster into a pool in a mere twelve days, the creative developers behind Macro | Sea are quickly changing sections of Brooklyn's urban landscape from an industrial wasteland to a pool party. The pool project is a subsidiary of...
CULTURE
Simon Denny: Watching Videos Dry
by Paolo Ferrarini of Future Concept Lab Currently exhibiting the powerful work of Simon Denny, in the scope of young Italian art galleries, T293 Gallery in Naples, is one of the most promising. Owners and curators Paola Guadagnino and Marco Altavilla...
DESIGN
ReadyMade Shrinky Sheets
Like Legos, shrinky sheets (you may remember them as ShrinkyDinks) are a grade-school era toy that's maybe even better for grown-ups. ReadyMade magazine is staging a comeback of the material with the introduction of it into their online store...
DESIGN
DIY Valentines
Often considered a marketing invention to help boost sales in an otherwise slow economic period for retailers, Valentine's Day needn't be another excuse to express love through our capalitistic, consumeristic ways. There are plenty of options...
DESIGN
Making Time
Featured earlier this week for its ReadyMade Store has a few other items that piqued our interest. One is their Clock Kit, which allows you to make your own unique timepiece from just about anything. Basically a box of parts, the kit includes everything...
DESIGN
Spell It Out
The craft-loving ReadyMade, a magazine once described to me as "Martha Stewart Living for hipsters," is offering a few great items from the lesser-known retail side of their operation. The customizable "Make-A-Sign" is a cheap...
STYLE
Betsy Ross Patterns
Betsy Ross, Aimee Dolby's line of chic user-friendly clothing patterns, is one of the most recent additions to the growing DIY institution. Thanks to O.G.s like ReadyMade magazine (I'm a regular contributor), new kid Make, and the Renegade...
DESIGN
Poketo
Poketo collaborates with artists to make super cool wallets and wristbands. The artist works from a basic template and Poketo transfer's the piece to vinyl for construction. My fav, Spank the Monkey (above), was made exclusively for Ready Made...