Monday, June 20, 2011

RIP, ReadyMade

I was catching up on my blog reading this morning when I saw a really upsetting post on Apartment Therapy: "ReadyMade Magazine Folds & Cuts 75 Staffers".

I'll admit that I've been a little upset recently that the magazine started featuring less (feasible) DIY projects and more ads, but as far as I'm concerned it is was the best magazine out there. I can maybe count the projects from the magazine that I've made on one hand, but I can also tell you that every issue inspired me. I can probably attribute my crafty-making-stuff-creative self to the day I found my first issue on a lunch break from my old job.

I still have it: Issue 6, spring 2003. Grass couch?! Umbrella skirt!? Lite Brite table?!!?! It really changed my life. (Of course, my life would be changed again if I ever made/got one of those Lite Brite tables...)

I'm pretty sure the ReadyMade book was the first present Brian ever bought me, for our first Christmas together.

So, although I won't have anything to look forward to in my mailbox every couple of months, at least I still have these reminders...Oh, and every other issue I've gotten since I started subscribing 8 years ago.

I knew that hoarding would pay off someday!

For now, but who knows for how long, the ReadyMade website is still up (along with a sad farewell). Go soak up all of the goodness while it's still there!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oh sadface, what a bummer.

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