Blogging ReadyMade: Aug/Sept '07

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ReadyMade for Aug/Sept? It's the Small Space Living issue. We really enjoyed some of the instructional projects in this issue - designed specifically for the space-conscious. And, two small space tours were fun and very Apartment Therapy: Our friend Joseph's Wicker Park apartment from an early AT house tour (p. 60-64), which includes shots of the cool bathroom and closet area not featured in our house tour. (Also included: an AT:LA house tour below!)

On the writer's list, "How to Live Large in Small Spaces," Apartment Therapy is listed as the mag's first website resource go-to (yay!), followed by Unclutterer and Ikea Hacker.

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Other good stuff:

Hotel California, house tour, p. 54-59: Also featured on Apartment Therapy, Tyke and Jon's Los Angeles 950 sq. ft. house in Topanga Canyon. This place was given a big overhaul by the owners and the results are stellar. We especially love the bedroom colors and tons of light, the reading loft/guest room, and the DIY patio canopy.

Three Ways to Section Off Space, p. 38-43: Including a fabric room divider, salvaged window room divider, and floating-box shelves...we love them all and would aboslutely live among any of these solutions. (sorry, no pics online!!)

How to Rid Yourself of Stuff that Can't Go in the Recycling Bin, p. 66-67: An extensive list of what to do with things you don't know what to do with - like chemicals and old electronics. Brought to us from the Ideal Bite ladies, Jennifer Boulden and Heather Stephenson.

Box Seats (Collapsible tables and stools that double as wall hangings), p.44-46: Top Design's Andrea Keller offers a step-by-step process for how to make a series of collapsible wood tables/stools that can be hung on the wall, as an art series, when not in use.

What we could've lived without:
The MacGyver Remote Control Challenge feature, p. 80, in which remotes are used as drawer pulls. We think the next challenge of re-using CDs will have much more interesting possibilities.

PS. We want more images online!!

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