We don't see a whole lot of advertising in this issue, but rather a lot of big, pretty images and fairly straightforward, informational copy (without making the mag text heavy...after all, in this industry people want to see, see, see). And while we can't ever imagine sitting down to make our own cardboard briefcase / backpack / satchel (p. 32-36) or putting shamrock decals on our glassware (p. 29), there were some other things that we found interesting and/or useful:
Custom coat rack (p. 76-77): using plywood, hangers, and screws. Useful and funny. We like the combo.
House of the Rising Sun (p. 50-55): Gregg Bowman's 1957 ranch house in the East Bay is transformed into a green home great for entertaining. (Bedroom image above.)
O Eco Pioneers!: An interview with Chicago's Department of Environment commissioner, Sadhu Johnston, who is aiming to make Chicago a city that is using 20 percent renewable energy by 2010. From wind turbines to the Green Roofs program, Johnston is greening Chicago.
Last time we mentioned ReadyMade, we heard from several disappointed readers out there... Is anyone a ReadyMade fan??