We seem to constantly forget that ReadyMade is a bimonthly publication...every time there's an "off" month, we're wondering where our mag is. But when it arrives, we're oh so excited.
As the first official "Blogging ReadyMade" post, we want to start off with discussing first impressions. While we already know we love this magazine and that we'll undoubtedly gain some inspiration or a DIY idea every time, there's one thing that throws us off: The cover.
They typically feature a young (really young) hetero couple staged to perfection. What we'd love to see on a cover: An image of a work-in-progress, a variety of model types, a scenario that depicts the excitement and joy over living with something you've created (without being over-the-top or obviously primped).
After all, we think that is what ReadyMade is all about, and we are constantly just a little surprised and confused by the all-important choice of a cover shot.
That said, this Green Design issue, Feb/Mar 2007, is a great one, with 62 "Simple Green Designs"...
p. 10: ReadyMade announces that they will be going digital with more info this year. They've got "all kinds of technical awesomeness headed your way, starting with [a] redesigned website."
p. 22-23: Greenhouse Goods introduces some great green items that look as good as the impact they will have on the environment. Including Millennium microfiber towels from beech wood cellulose and nontoxic dyes (photo above).
p. 40-43: Super Natural features recycled wood creations like a twig lamp, stump stool, and branch coffee table (featured on the cover photo).
p. 58-63: O Eco Pioneers! A look at six individuals committed to "bringing their green philosophy into the places where it is needed the most: city centers." These folks are "leading the charge to bring about global change on the local level."
Lots more where this came from...we'll continue to dig through the issue and reveal more of The Green Issue this month.