Blogging ReadyMade: First Look at Issue 28 - The Outdoors Issue

Blogging ReadyMade: First Look at Issue 28 - The Outdoors Issue

Heather Blaha
Apr 3, 2007

Seems like even fewer online links to the contents of the latest ReadyMade - the Outdoors issue. So while we can't take you to the articles and projects directly, we'd like to share a few highlights that made this read, although typically quick, a good one.

We also read something online that resonated with us: although we typically don't sit down to make any of the projects profiled in the magazine, we enjoy reading about them and something along the way usually gives us an idea or two, or just general inspiration.

p. 18, Flocking Together - A brief history of the lawn flamingo: From its 1957 art school grad creation by Don Featherstone to its 2006 manufacturing end (and the 20 million flamingos sold during the 50 years in between).

p. 26, Earth, Wind, and Fire: Some great products using natural materials, including these concrete votive candleholders (argh! They're not pictured on the website). According to the magazine, these are available at Concrete Works for $7 each or $40 for a set of seven.

p. 36, Meals on Wheels (right): Lazy Susan and hanging pot racks made out of bicycle wheels. Complete How-To steps...very cool. (We prefer the hanging pot rack.)

p. 40, Wave Rider: A mounted surfboard shelf serves as a shelf for art and objects above a couch. It actually looks...beautiful. How-To steps included.

p. 55, Joy Rides: The ReadyMade staff takes to the road for weekend getaways, tested for greatness. Brooklyn, NY to Brattleboro, VT; Atlanta, GA to Montgomery, AL; Los Angeles, CA to Palm Springs, CA.

p. 79, Light My Ficus (left): How-To build an adjustable grow lamp for (legal) houseplants.

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