How to Make (Almost) Everything

A Do-It-Yourself Primer
  1. Shoshana Berger
  2. Grace Hawthorne
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  • ISBN 9780500513385
  • 22.80 x 18.80 cm
  • Hardback without Jacket
  • 208pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2006
‘Packed full of interesting ways to breathe new life into products, you’ll never throw anything away again’ – Scotland on Sunday
‘Practical, stylish and witty’ – Grand Designs

Readymade is a cult publication that describes itself as
‘a magazine for people who like to make stuff, who see the flicker of invention in everyday objects’.

This quirky, witty ‘how-to’ volume, the magazine’s incarnation in book form, is full of inventive and clever design projects – from water-bottle lounge chairs and ladder shelving to shopping bag rugs and denim dog beds – guaranteed to inspire modern do-it-yourselfers.

'ReadyMade embodies a spirit of not just DIY, not just reuse/recycle, but a revolutionary sort of aesthetic ethos that allows us to make elegant objects from unelegant things … For now, it’s the only tasteful way to have taste’ – Dave Eggers

• All the projects look handsome; they incorporate a common object; they challenge the do-it-yourselfer; and they recontextualise common-or-garden objects – shopping bags, water bottles, chopsticks …

Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne founded 'ReadyMade' magazine in 2005. This is their first book.