Mike Chino

ReadyMade Magazine Closes its Doors for Good

by , 06/16/11
filed under: Announcements, DIY, News

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It’s a sad day for publishing as ReadyMade, one of our favorite shelter mags, has closed its doors for good. The trailblazing DIY magazine was shuttered today by parent company Meredith Corporation as part of a $10 million charge to cut costs. ReadyMade Magazine hit the sweet spot between the high-end world of modern design and the crunchy roots of traditional craft. It made do-it-yourself design relevant and approachable to thousands of readers and helped spur a renaissance in handmade designs that utilize locally-sourced and recycled materials. The news saddens me on a personal level as well, as I first dived into publishing at Readymade — I can still remember assembling projects in the magazine’s old office by the San Francisco Bay, and the thrill of seeing my first words set in print. ReadyMade, you will be missed.

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4 Comments

  1. amberlpierce January 18, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I use to read this magazine a couple years ago, and had no idea they closed. Just now I was looking for them online to suscribe, and found they closed. Too bad, it was a awesome magazine. Maybe the owner just didn’t have a good enough marketing team.

  2. Courtney Brown March 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    oh crap I didn’t realize! I’m glad I got the issues I do and got the book too!

  3. Creativem27@aol.com June 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I’m confused is the magazine out of business? If not Im interested in paying for subscription.
    Please leave a message on my email address.

  4. edward chia June 18, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I appreciate you taking the time to write this subject. Great line up. We will be linking to this on our site. Keep up the excellent writing.

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